AS SUMMER approaches, Cumberland Council is reminding residents of its in-house pest control service.

The council’s fully qualified and expertly trained pest control team can treat wasps’ nests for a fee.

Councillor Bob Kelly, Cumberland Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, said: “We want to help residents enjoy the summer months.

"Although insects play an important role in our ecosystem, having a wasps’ nest on your property can cause a nuisance, particularly if it’s near an entry point or if you have children or pets who are likely to get stung.

“Wasps can be particularly unpleasant, are aggressive when provoked and can cause a nasty sting. It is important that nests are treated carefully, using the right equipment, by professionals with the appropriate training."

More information can be found on the council's website.