Their stings hurt and if a person is allergic, a bee or wasp sting can become life threatening. Nothing ruins a good barbecue like a swarm of wasps buzzing around, making your guests uncomfortable and scared!
The general rule is to stay calm because these pests aren't aggressive unless they are provoked, but often that is easier said then done. It's hard not to flap our arms around and swat at bees and wasps when they are buzzing around us!
Wasp and Bee removal jobs are only an emergency if someone living or working nearby is allergic. It's frustrating to have them around though, so please get in touch to schedule us to help you take care of your wasp or bee issue. It's also helpful to know that normal house keeping should usually prevent a damaging wasp or bee infestation from ever coming to bee.
Get in touch and book an appointment to get rid of wasps or bees.
How We Control Wasps
We apply a specialty product directly onto the nest — this stops the motion of the wasps immediately and eliminates them at the same time. Once they’re motionless, we remove the nest if it is accessible to our team.
How We Control Bees
Bees are extremely important in maintaining and balancing life on earth. If Bees disappeared, most of the life on earth would also disappear very shortly after. Nature relies heavily on bees to aid in the reproduction process for very much of earth’s flora.
Bee stings are part of a bees natural defence system, but no one wants pets or children becoming the accidental victim of a painful sting. And the stings are sometimes life threatening for people with severe allergic reactions.
Our stance on bees is that we only treat:
New nests that have only a few bees
Nests that are unable to be relocated
Nests when their proximity to a human is life threatening
In all other cases we recommend an apiarist be called to relocate the nest.
How You Can Help
In general, just keep an eye out for wasp or bee activity. Be particularly mindful if you start to suspect a hive is being formed. If you spot a hive developing early enough, a high pressure hose or broom will be sufficient for removing the hive before a colony is established.
However, if the size of the developing hive looks large enough to house quite a few wasps or bees, please do not risk removing it yourself, especially if we are talking about a wasp nest, as this can provoke a swarm attack.
Spraying insecticide on wasps will kill them, but not before they get really angry and attack whoever they think attacked them! These attacks can be very dangerous to you and your loved ones, and we do not recommend attempting this. Even if you consider yourself to be quite fit and speedy, if you think you have time to spray and run, you are wrong.
Different Species of Wasps and Bees
These wasps are day flying creatures. At night they will rest, making their removal safer and more effective at night when their defences are down. Their sting can cause a severe and painful welt and may kill in the case of allergies.
This wasp is well established throughout Australia and on the Sunshine Coast. The nests are often found in tree stumps, or within roof and wall cavities. One nest may house 10,000 wasps. Each wasp is capable of stinging multiple times when disturbed, and the sting is extremely painful. They are also predatory and may attack bee hives if they are dwelling nearby.
Also known as the European Honey Bee is the bee that is used commercially to make honey. This is the species that first comes to mind when most people think of a bee. They live in large hives and are ruled by a single queen and have spread through most of Australia since introduced by early European settlers.
Large in size with colourful banding across their abdomen. Homes with poor quality mortar may find these bees have created a hive, as they prefer rocky surfaces to attach their nests. Female bees will burrow deep into the mortar, excavating as she goes, causing damage to the structure of the brick work. These hives need to be professionally removed and repair to brickwork may be recommended.
There are over 1500 species of native bees in Australia, most of which are not aggressive.