Hurrah!!! First call this year yesterday for wasps. Not so good was the address of the property - right in the middle of the Somerset village of Pilton, home of the Glastonbury Festival and with the festival opening yesterday to the public I was very dubious about the journey - I could be stuck in traffic for most of the day. However, the client was panic stricken as the insects had chewed a hole in the ceiling of a utility room, had exited the nest into the room & were ready to take on all comers. The iminent arrival of a house full of festival going guests and the fact the wasps were attacking the two resident labradors made for an interesting morning.
The journey through the festival traffic wasn't as bad as it could have been - with local knowledge of the back lanes I was soon in amongst what looked like an army of refugees on the move, all heading in the same direction.
The wasps were duly dealt with, the nest (the size of a large grapefruit) was removed and the ceiling patched up - panic over & everyone off to enjoy the delights of the Glastonbury Festival, except yours truly, I had an appointment with some gulls on a factory roof.
I did another wasp nest today, not as dramatic, a run of the mill nest behind a facsia board, so be aware all you weekend barbequers ...... there's wasps about !!