Wasp And Bee Pest Control In Canberra
Wasp And Bee Pest Control Services in Canberra & Queanbeyan
What Is our process for wasp and bee pest control?
How can I differentiate between bees and wasps?
Both are yellow and black flying insects that eat nectar and deliver a sting. But there are key differences. Bees are more ‘rounded’ while wasps are cylindrical. Wasps are attracted to lights at night and are predators, while bees are vegetarians. Wasps are more aggressive with a more painful sting. Of course, there are many different subspecies of both bees and wasps. Call City Pest Control if you want to identify the correct species followed by a swift removal.
How do I know if I have a wasp or bee infestation?
In comparison to other pests, this is actually quite easy. You should be able to clearly hear their buzzing during the day. A wasp/bee hive can have thousands of wasps. If they think you are going near the hive, they will sting repeatedly. A stray wasp or bee is not an infestation. By the time we get there, it will probably have flown away.
How can I identify the type of hive?
Hornet hives will have a football shape with a smooth surface. Bee hives are distinct with a ‘waxy’ appearance. Paper wasp hives will have an open nest in a hexagon formation. This hive will have fewer than 100 wasps. Yellow jacket wasps, the most dangerous, are also the easiest to identify. There are thousands of these wasps and there will be a flurry of activity around the hive. If you notice a hive of any kind, call us for premium wasp pest control Canberra & Queanbeyan.
Are wasps and bees actually dangerous?
Absolutely. In fact more people die from wasp and bee stings that from most other pests, including spiders and ants. This is due to the potential for a person to have an allergic reaction from the bee/wasp sting. Australia’s bees and wasps are also responsible for around twice the hospital admissions in comparison to snakes. The reason that such stings are dangerous is because increasing numbers of people are allergic. This leads to anaphylactic shock which can be quite serious, even fatal.
When am I most at risk from a pest bite or injury?
According to the statistics, the majority of pest bite hospital admissions and fatalities occur at home, in major cities, between April – October, and to middle aged men. Of course, even if you don’t qualify for a single one of these criteria, you could still easily be bitten! These are just statistical averages. The dangers also vary from state to state.
How can I treat a wasp or bee sting?
You can treat a wasp of bee sting at home simply with soap and water. Use a cold pack to prevent any swelling of the area. Use a cream of some kind to soothe the irritation. However, if you think you are having an allergic reaction, go to the hospital immediately. More people die from bee/wasp stings than from snake bites. And one plausible reason is that people think bee/wasp stings are harmless, and thus fail to seek immediate medical attention.
How can City Pest Control prevent wasp and bee infestations?
We will simply remove the hive at a time when the bees/wasps are inactive. We treat the hive with a dust or liquid pesticide. Afterwards, we will destroy the hive and remove it. Don’t attempt to do this yourself, especially without protective clothing. You could easily get attacked by a swarm of wasps or bees. And while you might survive a bite or two, your immune system won’t fare too well against 20 stings.
Why should I choose City Pest for my Wasp Pest Control in Canberra & Queanbeyan?
Because we have 15 years of experience, a 5 Star Google rating, and are accredited, insured, and licenced. We have an excellent reputation in both Canberra & Queanbeyan, where we have registered offices. We are hard to beat on price and easy to deal with. If you’re dealing with a wasp or bee infestation, then we’ll remove it for you asap, along with any other pests that need to be removed.
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We’re certified and accredited by the most trusted names in the industry, which means you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a reputable team. And because we are committed to providing high-quality, safe and cost-effective pest treatment to Canberra & Queanbeyan’s homes and businesses – we guarantee you 100% customer satisfaction every single time!