There are many species of wasps which we fear. The wasp’s presents as an aggressive pest in nature; of many of the species are aggressive and will sting, but not all wasps sting, as humans we don’t take this chance lightly and usually remove them from our environment.

The Paper wasp and the European wasp are usually social they are territorial and will attack on mass if under threat.

The paper wasps feed on nectar but catch caterpillar to feed their larvae. Often found in trees and eaves of our homes and buildings. The male & worker wasps die in the winter, queen and male start mating in the autumn, the queen survives the winter, emerges in the spring and starts nest building and egg laying.

The queen builds a nest which consist of cluster of hexagonal cell shapes made from wood fibres mixed with saliva, she then lays her eggs in each cell. The queens gathers food up until late spring early summer when the female workers take over the duties of foraging and nest building the queens is let now to continues to lay eggs.

The other type of wasp is the solitary or individuals which tends to work alone and are not aggressive.

Wasps are least active at night and where possible should be treated at this time. European wasps are also known to be a threat to our honey bee population by taking over the beehive.

Wasp’s diet is made of insects, protein and sugars; it is essential to eliminate access to soft drinks, beer, salad, meats, biscuits and cakes

Wasps Pest Control

Being stung by a wasp or bee is a painful experience and can be life threatening to anyone who may be allergic to stings. However, it is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasp or bee nests are properly managed.Wasps can also be confused with bees, in particular Honey Bees - however these vary in colour from golden brown to almost black and are furrier than wasps.Wasps can sting repeatedly if they feel under threat. In most cases a wasp sting causes no long term harm, but it can be life threatening if you are allergic to stings. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of stings.Wasps can build nests outdoors under eaves or, if they can gain access, they can find sheltered areas inside your home, such as wall cavities, roof spaces and attics. If a nest is discovered you shouldn’t attempt to get rid of it yourself; find out more about our Wasp Removal services.Wasps have the potential to attack in large numbers if their nest is disturbed.It is best to treat a nest earlier in the year before numbers increase and the wasps become more aggressive, increasing the threat of stings during treatment.At Wilson's Pest Control, we can offer safe and convenient solutions to get rid of your wasp problem quickly. Our qualified technicians require just one visit to treat a nest, so contact us today on 0451 590 398 to book in your treatment.