Wasp Treatment Newcastle
Looking for pest control experts to solve your problems with wasps? ABC Pest Control in Newcastle, New South Wales guarantees you with the effective solution you need. We have affordable packages carefully tailored to address your specific needs on wasp infestation treatment.
If you discover wasps swarming on your property, or need to organise the removal of a nest, call the trained professionals at ABC Pest Control Newcastle for a safe and easy solution. We take full care to remove the nest completely – a task just as important as killing the pests themselves – by using advanced and environmentally-friendly chemical sprays and the best industry practices. Most importantly, we have the experience, equipment and protection gear necessary to put an end to these unwanted guests.
What are Wasps?
Wasps are insects like bees and ants but they are different from the two with their behaviors and physical characteristics. They belong to the order Hymenopter and suborder of Apocrita and are generally both predators and parasites. They have a slender, smooth body and legs, have few hairs, and a narrow waist that attaches the abdomen to the thorax.
Wasps are a diverse group of insects with more than 100,000 species all over the world. Yellowjackets and hornets are the most common wasps under the family of Vespidae and eusocial in nature. They live in the nest with the queen and the non-reproducing workers.
Wasps are a very recent and unfortunate import to Australia. First arriving only 40 years ago, they quickly thrived in the warm climate and spread up and down the central coast. They have black and white stripes and are able to sting multiple times while also signaling for other wasps to join the fight. They are attracted to meat as well as sugary drinks and food items, making them a real threat to people who may not be paying attention as they take each bite or each sip of their meal.
Wasps wander up to half a kilometre from their nests in search of food, but even if you are able to locate their nest (typically in a covered or sheltered space), it is crucial to leave it to the experts to take action. Wasp nests can hold up to 100,000 of these pests, and any amateur attack on them is likely to end in a worse result for the attacker than for the wasps.
The months from August to October are the season for aggressive behavior or wasps. It is in this period that their food habit changes and are known to attack humans.
Wasps Versus Bees
Wasps are different from bees. The first distinguishable difference is the pointed lower abdomen and the narrow petiole or waist of the wasps that connects the abdomen to the thorax.
Wasps build papery nests through wood fibers while bees build their nests through secreting a waxy substance. Wasps can sting with greater pain than the bees. Unlike bees who can only sting once and die after, wasps can sting multiple times and do not die after.
Social Wasps and Solitary Wasps
Wasps are categorized as social and solitary.
Social wasps are only around a thousand species. They start building their colony at the beginning of spring season after their queen survived the winter through hibernation in warm and concealed places like tree barks or in the crevices of buildings.
They build their nests using a plant fiber made stronger with mud, plant secretions, or their own secretions. The location of their nests can be different depending on their groups. Groups such as the yellowjackets build their nests on trees or shrubs, Protopolybia exigua’s nests can be found underside leaves and branches, and the Polistes erythrocephalus would have nests near the water source.
On the other hand, solitary wasps do not build colonies but occupy the largest subgroups. Adult female of this group is independent after mating and builds a nest solely for the purpose of protecting and nourishing its own offspring. Their nests can be just beside each other but each minds only their own business of caring for their own offspring.
They build their nests in a more diverse manner than social wasps. Most of them dig burrows in the ground and build mud cells in places where they can find shelter.
How to Prevent Wasp Infestation
Just like other insects, wasps will be wherever there is a good source of food. To help avoid being infested by these pests, it is recommended that we do the following:
- Maintain cleanliness inside and outside the property
- Gardens should not have thick and tall grasses where they can stick around
- Garbage bins should not accumulate wastes especially those from fruits and sweet products
- Never leave bottles or cans like soda’s outdoors as wasps may crawl their way through to get inside
- Remove all their possible access to food sources
- Regularly check for possible wasps nests in all areas within or around your property
- Leave them alone if you found them or their nests in your property. Wasps can sting and are more painful than that of the bees. It is best to contact pest experts to have it professionally done.
Contact ABC Pest Control Newcastle
For safety, wasp removal from your property should be done by experts alone. It involves a careful process using protective gear and strategic procedures to safely get you free from their danger once and for all.
ABC Pest Control in Newcastle, New South Wales has experts ready to provide you with an effective solution to wasp and other pest infestation problems.
Get help from our friendly experts now by booking an appointment on the website or call 0404130944.