Wasps, bees and flies
The European wasp is native to parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa, however in Australia it is an introduced species. As such, the European wasp doesn’t have natural predators to keeps its numbers in check. In Europe the cold winters ensure that only the queen wasp can live, but in our warmer climate, the entire nest can survive.
Lack of preadators and good weather conditions mean that the European wasp is an increasing problem in Australia. They like to live around humans because of the ready supply of food and drink, particularly of the sweet variety.
Wasp activity tends to increase in spring and summer time here in Victoria; unfortunately this usually coincides with the warmer weather inviting you to start spending more time outdoors. Unlike bees which can sting only once, a European wasp can sting repeatedly and the stings are very painful. Repeated stings may trigger an allergy, including life-threatening anaphylaxis.
The most effective means to achieve wasp control is to destroy their nest. While it might feel good to kill the wasps you see, you are wasting your time. The queen wasp is probably laying eggs faster than you can whack them with a rolled-up newspaper around the barbeque. It is strongly recommended that you hire experts to destroy any wasp nests on your property. At Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control we have years of experience dealing with wasp control and eradication.
If you see wasps, chances are there is a nest nearby. A nest can be hard to find, as they tend to build them in sheltered locations. Contact us at Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control and let us rid you of this aggressive and harmful pest.
Bees are crucial to the environment so any control of bees requires careful thought and consideration. In most circumstances, Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control will endeavour to remove and relocate swarms but in rare circumstances the safest, fastest and most efficient bee removal solution is to destroy the hive quickly and effectively using a non-hazardous professional treatment.
The most common situations where effective bee pest control is needed are:
- Swarms of bees either on a bush, tree, or wall of a building
- An established nest or colony, often found in a wall, vent, chimney or other sheltered environment.
Both situations are potentially dangerous if the swarm or nest is disturbed or interfered with. Contact Shane Miller at Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control and let him take care of any bee infestation.
Flies are common pests in our homes and gardens, but they do post a health risk. A single house fly can carry over one million bacteria on its body.
It is important to identify where the flies have deposited their eggs. The breeding site must be cleaned or removed. If the breeding site is not removed, the flies will continue to be a problem. At Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control we are trained to spot these breeding sites during our inspection. We will also point out any structural issues, such as torn fly screens or damaged weather stripping where flies could get inside your home.
The next step is to eliminate the adult flies. We use QuickBayt Fly Bait by Bayer. This unique sugar-based fly bait lures house flies away from nuisance areas and kills them fast – in less than a minute after contact and lasts for up to four weeks.
For effective and affordable wasp, bee and fly pest control, contact Shane at Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control, where the person who takes your inquiry is the only person you have to deal with, from the first call to the last bug.