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Why do we control wasps?

Wasps can be very aggressive pests and are known for their nasty stings and sometimes unprovoked attacks. However wasp will usually attack if they feel threatened. 

The problem is a that a distressed wasps will then emit a pheromone that calls for back up and sends them into a defensive stinging frenzy. 

Wasp stings can be very painful and potentially fatal if you are sensitive to wasp stings. This will result in anaphylaxis, a allergic reaction from the wasp sting. 


Should we treat all wasp nests?

No we should not, wasps can be beneficial to gardens to gardens because they feed their grubs on insects such as caterpillars. 

We recommend only treating wasps if they pose a risk to public health and safety. 

Wasps are likely to make their nests in sheltered spots. You’re likely to find wasps’ nests:

Under trees, In bushes, In wall cavies, Under eaves, In your shed or garage.

Wasps are attracted to food, so simple things like keeping bin lids shut and not bringing sweet items of food to picnics can prevent wasps. 


Helpful wasp information

The lifecycle of wasps

The queen wakes up from winter hibernation in early spring. She finds a sheltered place to establish her nest where she starts to lay her eggs. 

After round 30 days her first lot of female workers emerge. The workers takeover her jobs of foraging, nest building and take over looking after the grubs. While the queen becomes an egg laying machine, at times laying 300 eggs a day. 

The colony grows and grows over the next couple of months and potentially growing to around 8,000 wasps in a single nest depending on the species. Once the colony is big enough the queen will switch to laying male wasps and female wasps that will become next year’s queens. 

The new queen wasps starts to leave the nest and mate with male wasps then hibernate overwinter. After this point the nest starts to decline and foraging starts to get more erratic for worker wasps and this is when they start to bother you. 

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