Wasp & Hornet Removal

Shaw Pest Services are experts in treating Wasp and Hornets nests. We carry all the equipment required to effectively deal with the nest wherever the location on your property even in the most inaccessible locations!

All our work is guaranteed and we pride ourselves in offering the most competitive prices in the area.

If there is an immediate risk to people or animals (especially individuals with life threatening allergies or anaphylaxia), we will treat it as an emergency and attend the same day.

If you you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden it is likely that there is a wasp’s nest nearby. When queen wasps come out of hibernation they search for sheltered places with easy access to the outdoors to build their nests, often in domestic housing, making use of attics, wall cavities, roof spaces or under the eaves of buildings. A single nest may contain thousands of wasps which can swarm and attack if disturbed or provoked. If the location of a wasps nest is likely to put people at risk, then the nest should be destroyed.

The bright yellow and black striping of wasps and hornets is a warning pattern. The wasps most often encountered in the UK are the Common or Social Wasp and the German Wasp. As well as distinctive black and yellow stripes, wasps have two pairs of wings (the hind wings being smaller than the fore wings) and tend to be less hairy than bees. Their eyes are kidney shaped and their bodies are more pointed than bees, with a noticeable waist. Only female wasps have the long distinctive stinger, which they can use repeatedly.

To locate the nest, watch the flight path of returning insects. If the wasps nest is near the home, keep nearby doors and windows closed. If you suspect the nest is in the loft, take great care when entering the roof space as the wasps may see this as an aggressive threat to their nest. It is safer to watch where they are entering from outside Do not attempt DIY wasp treatment if you suspect you are sensitive to wasp stings, if the nest is indoors or the nest is difficult to access. Never attempt to treat a hornet or wasp’s nest when on a ladder or from a raised height.

If there's a wasp or hornets nest on your property, contact us to arrange prompt removal and destruction. If there is an immediate risk to people or animals (especially individuals with life threatening allergies or anaphylaxia), we will treat it as an emergency and attend the same day.

Our Reviews

Fantastic service. Russell came to our house the day after we called, and spent time working out how to get rid of a hornets nest from our very high chimney. He explained everything , and kept in contact over the next week to make sure all hornets gone and we were happy. And a very personable chap too!

Diane Cameron

We had a squirrel problem in our loft so contacted Russell and the problem was resolved in no time. Excellent service, arrived on time and got the job done with minimum fuss. Would highly recommend! Thank you.

R Shearstone

Prompt, courteous, professional and efficient service. We were very pleased with the service we received from Russell in treating our wasp nest. We would certainly recommend his company to others in need of pest control.

Spencer Adnitt

I rang Shaw pest control and they immediately got back to me. The work that had to be done was fully explained prior to treatment. Questions that I had were answered and the job done was swift and professional.

Jo Robinson

If you have any issues with bees wasps etc this guy is great quick fast reliable service no job too big or small. We rang booked and got it dealt with in 48 hours.


£50 flat-rate cost, with no VAT

No extra charges for weekends

Same-day call out available

We're locally based, in East Devon

Book your wasp or hornet removal

Call Russell on 07818 550 347 to book, available 8am-9pm daily