Practical Wasp Control

Practical Wasp Control

This is a one-day course that is divided into two sessions. The first is based in the training room covering theory followed by an afternoon practical session. The classroom based session is tutor led, but it is expected that the attendees will become involved in discussions to understand how the information relates directly to them and their organisation. The aim of the course is to allow the candidate to confidently be able to treat wasp and hornet nests with professional grade products as they will have received training as required by the Control of Pesticide Regulations 1986.

Aspects covered during this session include:

  • Life cycles and biology;
  • Other related species;
  • Non-target species;
  • Reasons for control;
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
  • Pesticide formulations and their application;
  • Health and safety, including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) and risk assessments, report writing and record keeping.

The afternoon consists of a hands-on session which allows attendees to use application equipment and PPE. After the practical session, learners will be presented with several possible wasp nest locations and asked to research/question possible methods of control. Learners will then be required to explain to the rest of the group the risks that may be encountered and how they would overcome them safely, while efficiently controlling the infestation.

The final aspect of the day is to complete a treatment report including risk assessment for a fictitious wasp nest treatment. This will bring together the day’s activities and will assess that each attendee has understood the whole concept of the training.

The attendees are encouraged to bring along any PPE they possess along with any warning signs, treatment reports or risk assessments. These can be reviewed and any areas that may need further development identified.


The course fee is £120.00 + VAT, including lunch, refreshments and course materials. If attendees would like to purchase any PPE or application equipment, it can be ordered on the training day.

An attendance certificate will be provided and, if you are a member of BASIS Professional Register of Managers and Pest Technicians (PROMPT), CPD points are available for this course.

If you have any questions regarding the training courses provided by Pest Solution, talk to our friendly, knowledgeable staff by calling 07919 156627 or freephone or emailing

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