Any swarm of wasps should be removed as quickly as possible as they can establish new nests or hives very rapidly and in large numbers. Although wasps are considered beneficial insects, they become a danger to the health of humans and pets as a stinging pest, when they build nests or hives within, on or adjacent to areas where we live.
Professional wasp removal by Termitrust is your best choice to get rid of wasps around your home, garden or business.
Most importantly, we know wasps in your area. We have pest technicians on the ground in the following key locations and other surrounding regions:
QLD - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Caboolture, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Cairns & Rockhampton
NSW - Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Tamworth & Canberra (ACT)
VIC - Melbourne
WA - Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton & South West
SA - Adelaide
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Native paper wasps are brownish with yellow markings although a few species have reddish markings. They have orange antennae and grow to 15 to 20 mm in length and are found throughout Australia and in suburban areas. The paper wasp nest is a series of cells that looks like an inverted cone. Paper wasps attack humans when their nest is disturbed. They deliver extremely painful stings. A severe reaction may occur with multiple stings.
A European wasp looks similar to a bee and is brown with yellow abdominal stripes. They grow to between 18 to 38 mm in length. They live around homes because of the ready supply of food and water and are especially attracted to sweet foods and drinks. The European wasp can sting repeatedly and the stings are very painful. A European wasp sting causes burning pain, a raised lump, redness and local inflammation. Repeated stings may trigger an allergy, including life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Wasps are a diverse group with over one hundred thousand described species around the world.
In Australia there are two main species that are a problem. The native paper wasp and the imported European wasp. Most of the wasps in Australian backyards are native wasps.
Female wasps emerge from hibernation each spring and immediately start building nests. The wasp that starts a nest becomes the queen and so earns the right to be the only individual to lay eggs in that nest.
Unlike bees, the wasp's sting doesn't rip out of its body when it stings you, so a wasp is capable of stinging multiple times.