Professional Wasp & Bee Control Course

Course Dates, Information & Locations


Effective Managment & Control of Wasps

A pest-specific one-day module for those looking to have greater competency in the control and management of wasps nests covering appearance, biology & behaviour, reasons for control, signs of an infestation, bees and hornets

A one day course, first session based on theory/classroom work and practical control during the afternoon session. Tutor led presentation and student discussions regarding attitude towards legislation, safety factors – including risk/CoSHH (RISK/COSHH) assessments, life cycles, biology, non-target species, other related species, pesticide formulations and safe application, means of access, protective equipment – including P/RPE (PPE/RPE), third parties, report writing, maintenance and record keeping. 

After the course you will be competent in the pesticide formulations & control options/techniques, application equipment, Personal Protective Equipment and RPE, Non-target species and environment management and Health and Safety – to include working at height overview; COSHH and pesticide management.

Students will be required to bring any P/RPE (PPE/RPE) equipment they possess, including protective suits and gloves. Their companies warning systems i.e. warning notes and pre-treatment agreement. Their own risk and CoSHH (RISK/COSHH) assessments and method statements for review. Their own treatment reports to ensure familiarly and understanding. Time to be spent with each student reviewing their existing systems and identifying any areas that may require development. The Student will be awarded an attendance certificate and record event in their learning log. A log book will be provided for students to record ongoing activities and thus be able to demonstrate a level of competency to their clients.


Course Aims:

  • To understand the meaning and importance of the "Countryside & Wildlife Act" legislation and how to positively utilise it into your organisation.
  • To identify and discern between Hazard Assessment and risk analysis and why this is important.
  • To grasp a deeper understanding of Wasp Biology and Lifecycles
  • To be able to easily distinguish the differences between related target and non-target pests.
  • How to adapt your control approach to deal with varying pest environments by use of specific equipment, PPE and methods of access
  • How to apply pesticide formulations and best processes of safe practice 
  • How to write up Pest reports to keep solid records of all actions planned/undertaken
  • How to approach cleaning and maintenance to minimise the chance of repeated infestations.

Course Format:

The session will require students to complete record booklet provided for the course, which will act as course notes, future reference and form a second level of understanding. The information required will be presented by the tutor, but it is expected that the students will become involved in discussions as to how the information relates directly to them and their organisation.

The second half of the afternoon will be used to cover the practical use of access equipment – where possible and also the safe use of application equipment and PPE.

Students will be presented with a number of practical but possible wasp nest locations e.g. attic space, behind a fascia board, air brick into the cavity wall, bird box or simply hanging on a tree etc. The students, working in numbers will be required to research/question the possible methods of control and explain to the rest of the group on the factors they could assume to face (from the morning session) and how they would overcome safety, while efficiently controlling infestation and keeping a check on the costings.

To finish the day, students would be asked to complete a treatment report for the fictitious treatment that they have been asked to carry out; it would need to encompass the whole day's subjects. This would bring a natural conclusion to the activities and also allow the tutor to establish if each student has fully grasped the whole concept of the day.


The Student will be awarded an attendance certificate and record event in their learning log. A log book will be provided for students to record ongoing activities and thus be able to demonstrate a level of competency to their clients.


£115.00 (inc. VAT) per person

Dates & Locations:

2nd May & 30th May 2019

BS37 6RZ

Please contact us for group sessions to organise course dates and locations.

 To Book: Call or email Barrettine Environmental Health on T: 0117 967 2222 or email: 

Please be aware that due to tight regulatory requirements, the assessment certification and results can take up to 6 weeks to process dependent on the examining body. Please factor this into account when booking your course.