Control a Wasp nest

The Wasps found in New Zealand are an introduced pest. They attack honey bees and compete for pollen sources of the Honey bee. They are considered a pest. If you have found a Wasp nest on your property, you should consider calling EcoSan Solutions to destroy the nest.

Wasp’s stings are painful for several minutes after the incident or pain and irritation can persist for hours. Some people may experience a localised reaction which may result in pain, swelling and irritation for several days.

Anaphylaxis can occur with people stung who have a Wasp allergy, although previous wasp stings with little reaction do not make one immune to Anaphylaxis as it can occur suddenly and randomly. Anaphylaxis is a serious medical condition which requires assistance from a medical professional.

Anaphylaxis can lower blood pressure, if a person stung by a Wasp(s) is experiencing muscle weakness or dizziness, contact medical assistance immediately.

During the summer period, Wasp control in Auckland increases a lot for pest controllers with some summers seeing more than usual amounts.

Bees or Wasps

Many people find it difficult to tell the difference between a Bee and a Wasp. Bees are an essential insect for our ecosystem and we don’t want to destroy a Bees nest unless there is no other viable option. The Common Wasp which often make a nest in the ground in the garden, under plants inside buildings behind the cladding or roof void. Their nests are generally concealed. Common Wasps can be easily confused for Bees since the body shape and colour is similar.

A good rule of thumb is, a Wasp wing extends over the length of the body. Their wing covers right up to the bum. A Bees wings are shorter and do not extend the full length of the body. You may need to get closer than comfort to see the difference properly.

If the Wasp appears like a Bee and the paper nest is out in the open, this is a Bee characteristic.

The Common Wasp

The common wasp will create a nest in the ground under foliage of the garden. They are often discovered by landscapers or gardeners or the greens keeper with a weed eater. They also build nest in behind building cladding and under iron roofs around the gutters.

This wasp can build nest with large numbers and behind the flight path of Wasps you may see active there can be many more inside the nest.

This Wasp can be aggressive if their nest is disturbed or if they are on the offensive which can last for several hours after the nest has been harassed. They will swarm with large numbers. Usually a few Wasps will warn an intruder by flying close to their shoulder area and they may tap you. This is a warning to slowly back off. Do not shake the wasps off or swat them this will be seen as an act of aggression.

German wasp

The German wasp will build their nest in similar areas as the common Wasp – in the soil of the garden, around tree and shrub roots, concealed in fence line hedges, in wall voids and inside the eves of buildings. Their nests are usually a grey colour but often concealed so it can not usually be identified by nest colour alone. The German Wasp is more docile. They do have a nasty sting if one puts their hand or foot on one.

If you need help with safely controlling a Wasp nest, Call EcoSan today.

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