Wigston in Leicestershire lies five miles south of Leicester city centre and Aylestone is nearby, as is Glen Parva, which has a young offenders institute, HMYOI Glen Parva within its boundaries. HM Prison Glen Parva is a male juvenile prison operated by Her Majesty’s Prison Service on the site of the former Glen Parva Army Barracks. Since opening in 1974 the HMYOI has expanded and now serves a catchment area of over 100 courts. Had the institute been around during the late 18th century it could well have accommodated a likable rogue by the name of George Davenport, who was born in Wigston in 1758, and was known locally as ‘The Dick Turpin of Wigston’!
His father sold ale in Great Wigston and George allegedly associated with young men of ‘immoral habits’ and soon turned his hand to highway robbery and fraud. He started out by receiving the advance money that was paid to new recruits upon joining the army. After a session at the inn with drinks at the recruiting sergeant’s expense he would then disappear, often on a stolen horse. By his own confession he had deserted no less than 40 times from various regiments! For the next 18 years he operated on the highways around Leicester, making a practice of robbing the rich and giving money to the poor of Oadby and Wigston. He would often rob people whilst they stood drinking at an Inn, after he had made them pay for drinks all round. However in August 1797 he attempted to rob a butcher who proved the stronger and George was handed over to a constable. After being tried and convicted for highway robbery and fraud he was sent to the gallows at Red Hill where he was executed, but not before he fully acknowledged the justness of his sentence and expressed his remorse.
With a moderate climate of cool winters and mild to warm summers Wigston and the surrounding area provides perfect conditions for pests such as wasps, bees and hornets to thrive. Wasps are a painful nuisance, especially when you are enjoying a barbecue on a lovely summers day, and here at Direct Pest we are constantly being asked ‘How to get rid of wasps nests or a bee’s nest?’ or ‘How to kill wasps?’.
Well the simplest, most cost effective, and more importantly the safest way is to call out an expert to deal with your wasp infestation! We cannot advise strongly enough that choosing to deal with a wasp nest yourself by using ‘off the shelf’ wasp killer or wasp repellent is a highly dangerous activity, with one guaranteed outcome, if you attack a wasps nest, they will attack you! A wasp nest can vary in size from that of a football up to about a metre across, and will grow very quickly, and even an average sized nest can contain up to 20,000 wasps! A single sting by one wasp is a painful experience and can be very upsetting for children. But wasps can sting a person multiple times and some people, around 10%, can have adverse reactions to stings, an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis which in extreme cases can be fatal.
To effectively deal with your infestation by getting rid of the wasps you do not need to remove the actual nest, this will disintegrate naturally once the parasitic wasps inside have been dealt with. At Direct Pest we use a synthetic plant sterol to solve the problem of your wasp nest. This product is not available to you or I as it contains 60% permethrin, whereas the solutions available in the shops are only 0.5% to 1% permethrin.. All of our pest controllers are RSPH level 2 or above in Pest Management, and so are extremely experienced and well equipped to provide a speedy solution to your wasp problem, whether in your house, garden or business premises.
At Direct Pest we fully understand that you don’t want your wasps, bees, or hornet’s nest removing next week, you want it done right away, so we will always aim to get our Wasp Nest Removal team out to you on the day that you call us, or at the next closest available opportunity at your convenience. We are an established company that you can trust to do a great job at an even better price! We provide a professional, fully certified Wasp Nest Removal Service in Wigston, which means that we can ensure you and your family’s safety and guarantee that the wasp nest is eradicated. Moreover, if your wasp infestation isn’t exterminated after our first visit we will return free of charge until your original wasp nest problem is solved!
Our Direct Pest wasp removal cost is from just £75.00 VAT
Based on treatment without access equipment.
For wasp nests in Wigston, Direct Pest are the experts you should call! Call one of our experienced technicians today on 0800 088 6392 for a quick solution to those pesky wasps!
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