Do You Need Bee or Wasp Control?
Bees and wasps are a fairly common issue. While generally not an issue if undisturbed, it only takes one sting for them to become an issue. When a wasp nest is near doorways, windows or any high traffic areas, it is best to have them removed, for a small nest this can easily be done yourself using an aerosol can. Spray the nest at night then leave it for a couple of days before removing the nest. For larger nests, it is advisable to call a professional pest control company.
Bees are often found building hives inside wall cavities. This can lead to a honey odour and loud buzzing while activity is going on in the nest. For this scenario it is best to call a professional bee or wasp exterminator as there can be a few different methods to treating bees like this.
Once the wasp control pest treatment has taken place, you are likely to see increased activity around sunset as the bees or wasps return to the nests and hives. Don’t be alarmed, just stay away from the area for a couple of evenings and mornings while the pest removal treatment goes to work, and all activity will eventually stop.
If you have any questions about the pest removal of bees or wasps, or questions about the various types of pest management treatment services Aussie Pest Control provide on the Sunshine Coast and in North Brisbane, please call our local exterminators on (07) 5443 3035.
Wasp Control Deterrence Information
Wasp nests should only be removed by insect control exterminators if they pose a risk to public health and safety. Wasps can be beneficial in gardens as they feed on grubs, caterpillars and other insects, thereby reducing these pest populations.
You can always try to do some gardening insect control by deterring wasps from certain areas by planting plants and herbs they dislike the smell of, such as mint, wormwood, eucalyptus, lemongrass, clove, bay leaves, cucumber, geranium flowers and more.
Wasps do not usually return to the same nest each year, but some roofs are favoured over others due to their position and habitat. If your roof is exposed to the sun all day or has plenty of gaps for wasps to enter, these are attraction factors for these insects as wasps love warm areas and nooks and crannies. And if you have old wood near the home like fence panels, firewood etc. wasps like to use these materials for building their nests. Nearby water sources and food supply are also factors.