Pests in Garages
Wasps nest and Rats
A garage tenant is responsible for dealing with any type of pest that may present itself within a garage.
You should ensure that you organise the relevant treatment. You can book a treatment online using the link below or by calling 03444 828 325. An appointment will be booked within 3-4 working days.
A list of pricing for the treatments can be found at Environmental Health Fees and Charges
Garage Tenants, who detect a wasp’s nest, should consider professional treatment if:
- the nest is in an area that is likely to be disturbed.
- there are young or vulnerable people who have access to the area.
- the wasp nest is in your home or your roof space; and
- you or a member of your household is allergic to wasp stings.
Information on removing bees can be found on our webpage Bees.
Whilst honeybees are not protected, they are highly beneficial to the ecosystem and are declining in numbers. Therefore, if a nest is not causing any health and safety risks, it should be left undisturbed.
If you have a problem with honey bees, we recommend contacting the Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association.
These are small bees with a similar shape to a wasp so they are frequently confused with wasps. They are active during April, May, and early June with the peak of activity in May which is too early in the year to be wasps. They:
- are harmless (do not sting).
- are beneficial.
- do not pester people and
- do not damage buildings.
We therefore, do not offer an eradication or removal service for solitary bees.