Wasp Removal Melbourne, Get Rid Of Wasps & Hornets

If you see several wasps on your property this may indicate a nest is close by. Wasps may scavenge for food up to 500m from their nest. Nests are located where shelter is available.  Common locations include holes in the ground, compost heaps, retaining walls, tree hollows, vents in the outside of a building and eaves or wall cavities of houses.

If you have a wasp problem or have found a wasp nest, call 1300 484 030 for a free quote

Hornet Pest Control Melbourne

Did you know?

  • There are around 100,000 species of wasps.
  • Wasps are natural predators of caterpillars and thus, a friend to farmers.

Do you know the difference between a bee and a wasp? The shape of the bee and wasp are similar but bees are hairy, while wasps have few hairs. Bees feed on pollen and nectar, while wasps are scavengers. Therefore, the furry little guys around your flowers are the bees and the wasps will be hanging around your garbage or barbeque.

The Yellow Jacket wasp is only the size of a housefly, with distinct yellow and black markings. They build a tan color nest, smaller in size than a hornets’ nest, and are usually found in an underground cavity, such as an abandoned rodent dwelling. Occasionally, yellow jackets will nest in attics or walls. Yellow jackets are scavengers and are usually encountered around the barbeque and around bins.

The Bald-faced Hornet, by contrast, is black and white and about 19 mm long. They tend to build mottled grey nests in trees or shrubs. Occasionally, they will build nests under roof overhangs, in attics, crawlspaces, and walls, or under decks. The nests, which are generally pear-shaped, are constructed of a paper-like material formed from chewed wood. These hornets like to feed on flies and other insects.

European Wasp Nest Removal Melbourne

A European wasp looks similar to a bee, without hair, and is around 15mm to 20mm in length with a bright yellow body. This insect likes to live around humans because of the ready supply of food and drink, especially sweet foods and drinks. These wasps are known to sting when swallowed from a can. They can sting multiple times with each sting delivering excruciating pain.

Typical Signs of Wasps

  • Persistent buzzing sound close by
  • There are wasps flying around
  • High numbers of swarming wasps
  • You see a nest.

How to Destroy Wasp Nests

Beware! Stinging insect swarms are dangerous – if in doubt get professional advice.

  • Ensure that all windows and doors to the building are closed.
  • Follow instructions on the product carefully
  • Completely cover your body
  • Wear a hat and gloves
  • Treatment at night is recommended, as wasps are more docile

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