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There is an ever-groing need for wasp nest removal in Melbourne suring summer months.
Trying to take down a wasp's nest without the proper equipement and training is a receipe for disaster.
Wasps are resilient unless dealt with properly and by trained professionals. The last thing you want is to be stung by wasps, end up in hospital and potentially damaging your property while your at it.
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Under no circumstances should wasp control be attempted or undertaken by an inexperienced or unqulified person, as this can be extremely dangerous.
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‘Wasps’ and ‘Melbourne’ are increasingly being said in the same sentence. The most troublesome species are European wasps, although there are also yellow jacket wasps and paper wasps which present their own unique challenges.
The problem is:
Wasps are both a nuisance and a danger, more so than bees, because of they are aggressive and can repeatedly sting you. Unfortunately, they often establish themselves in urban areas. Sometimes you can detect their nests, helped by the ominous buzz of the hive or by the presence of swarming workers. Other times they set up more insidiously, for example underground or in cavities in walls, trees or logs. Inside of any given nest there is usually around 3,000 wasps, but ‘super nests’ have the capacity for more than 10,000. Even though only five or ten wasps might be milling around outside of a hive, it can often contain many more inside.
Tip: Wasps love the food we eat. So make sure you dispose of all food securely. You don’t want to attract any wasps.
It is not recommended that you attempt wasp control in Melbourne by killing them yourself. However, over the years many questionable DIY methods of killing wasps have emerged.
There is the old school method of squatting a wasp, but this opens you up to aggression from other wasps in the area. This is of course difficult because European wasps may not settle on a surface and are hard to attack in the air. This will also never deal with the wasp population.
Poisons are a better method, because that way you can address the entire wasp nest. Poisons are available on the market; however, as a regular punter, you will often have to buy in unnecessarily large quantities and invest in several other items such as a suit to be fully safe.
There is even then the large chance you will use the incorrect product or not use it correctly. Attempting to remove the nest directly is very high risk.
Wasps, particularly European wasps, often feel threatened when you are in the area, let alone when you are attempting to either spray or remove their nest.
Is this a good idea?
Another rumoured method is burning the wasp nest. This introduces fire into the already dangerous equation. Wasp nests are actually highly flammable, because of their paper-like construction and the fact they are made of wood matter.
This won’t kill all of the wasps anyway, and will in fact have the remaining wasps out and about looking for food, given their stored source was destroyed!
Another rumored method is water or ‘drowning’ a wasp nest. This is not only ineffective; it can water damage your property if the nest is built into it and It won’t work because the water will not reach all of the wasp nest. It will however aggravate just about all of them.
One final poorly thought out DIY option is smashing the wasp nest.
This game of piñata could well be your last:
It could release the 3,000 or more wasps inside. However, the most important wasps to remove – European wasps – are often in difficult to reach spaces, such as within a tree or underground. If you have not been stung before, you will not know whether you are allergic. Sadly, wasp stings have been known to kill. Learn about Anaphylactic shock here
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The best method is calling in a professional who specialises in pest control of wasps in Melbourne.
Our professionals have everything that is needed to get the job done. We have the safety equipment, tools and expertise. This means we don’t put ourselves, your home or your neighbors at risk.
We have the expert knowledge, through years of hard work and learning, that allows us to make the right pest control decisions.
We have the specialist equipment that is needed to do the job properly and deal with your wasp problem swiftly and effectively. With the help of a specialist at European wasp control in Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs, the issue can be resolved quickly, before it escalates.
Try to minimise the risk of wasps in the first place. There are multiple ways of doing this. Make sure you keep your bins secure, not overflowing. Don’t leave food outside. Make sure the wasps can’t enter the house by leaving your windows and doors shut. Regularly monitor and maintain your house to limit possible entry points. Buy wasp traps and leave them around your garden.
European wasp control in Melbourne is on the rise, because more and more people are realising that a professional is able to deal with the serious issue much more effectively than your everyday Joe.
The cost of wasp removal in Melbourne varies because of the unique nature of individual wasp nests and infestations.
Some jobs may be relatively simple and require minimal materials and time to deal with.
Other nests, such as ‘super nests’, may require more work, time and materials to properly address the threat.
The cost of the job always reflects the importance of the job, so you can rest assured that your investment in a safe household is worth it. We are the go to for wasp nest removal, Northern and Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne.
There are many species of wasps to be found in Australia; over 12,000, in fact! The ones which often cause trouble are European wasps; however yellow jacket wasps and paper wasps can also present problems.
European wasps are the instantly recognisable wasps that we all know and don’t love, with the bright yellow abdomen with black strips and triangles, and two pairs of wings.
They are the wasps that call for the most wasp pest control in Melbourne. Colonies start to emerge in spring when a single queen lays eggs that then develop into worker wasps.
The warmer climate of Australia, compared to the European wasps’ traditional cool climates, mean that the queen may start to lay eggs earlier and that worker wasps can survive the winter. Because of this, about 10 per cent of nests survive the colder months, meaning the wasps don’t have to start from scratch! This means bigger population numbers.
Add to this the fact:
As an introduced species, the European wasp has no natural predators in Australia.
Trademark mud nests do not belong to European wasps.
Believe it or not, about four out of five European wasp nests are underground.
If you see a European wasp, that means there is a nest within 500 metres of you, because this is as far as they tend to stray from their nest in search of food. Yellow jacket wasps like to set up under shelters, which often coincides with living areas. These might include under the eaves, under the veranda, or even in the dog’s kennel.
They stand out from the rest because of their ability to hover and due to their distinctive honeycomb nests.
They are also longer and thinner in shape, with orange coloured antennae. Although they are less aggressive, they can still present a danger if they are disturbed. Sometimes, if they set up close to living areas, this is hard to avoid.
Hornet Or Wasp:
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between hornets and wasps. ‘Hornet’ is often loosely used to refer to any sizeable wasp that has a black and orange colour. However, there are technically no hornets in Australia. The most similar breed in Australia are potter wasps.
Potter wasps live in solitary and therefore present less of a threat that other types of wasps that are found together in large, difficult to manage groups. Don’t try to pat them, though! It is hard to identify wasps without the proper training and experience, and yet knowing what type of wasp you are dealing with will influence the best way to deal with the wasp problem.
Wasps do not tend to return to the same nest the next year, however there are exceptions.
As mentioned above, sometimes a wasp nest will survive the winter and therefore it will stay as an operating nest and not go away as the year passes.
If the queen wasp, who directs the hive, is very happy with the location of the nest then it may create a new nest in the same location.
This can happen if there is infrastructure that suits the wasp well, such as a crack in a wall.
Wasps are seasonal. Around winter time, the worker wasps start to die, and the queen hibernates to build a new nest. This usually starts around springtime. As Autumn approaches, the worker wasps prepare for the next generation of wasps by ensuring the nests are equipped for them to grow.