Wasp Control Melbourne

Reliable and Affordable Wasp Treatment Services

Wasp Control in Melbourne

Found wasps buzzing around your property? Call wasp control experts right away!

Wasps can swarm in large numbers. Dealing with wasp nests is frustrating and worrying. Getting stung is painful, and some people can have severe allergic reactions. It’s crucial to get rid of them fast.

You don’t have to handle wasp problems alone. Trust Pest Control Melbourne has over 10 years experience getting rid of wasps. We are fully licensed and insured, and guarantee your satisfaction.

Our wasp control treatments are fast and effective. We locate all nests on your property, and use professional grade treatments to kill the entire nest. No more annoying wasps ruining your time outdoors.

Don’t risk getting stung by trying DIY wasp control. Our experts can eliminate your nests in one go.

We treat all types of Australian wasps. This includes European wasps, paper wasps, mud dauber wasps, and more. Our trained technicians know how to handle any nest safely. We back our work with a warranty too.

For fast and effective wasp control, call us on 03 8595 9881. Or request an appointment online for help with your wasp problems.

What are Wasps?

Wasps are flying insects that are closely related to bees. They have slender, elongated bodies with distinct black and yellow coloring. Wasps are carnivores and eat other insects, scavenge meat, or drink nectar. They can give painful stings with their venomous stingers. There are over 30,000 identified species all over the world.

In Australia, some of the most common types include:

  • European Wasp – Recognisable by their black and yellow coloring. Nests are made out of chewed wood pulp and can grow to the size of a small car. Very aggressive when defending nests.
  • Paper Wasp – Longer slender bodies that are black, brown, or reddish in color. Nests are made of a papery material and are often found under eaves. Mildly aggressive.
  • Mud Dauber Wasp – Skinny black bodies with long legs. Build mud nests shaped like tubes or vases on walls and roofs. Low aggression levels.

Most wasp species range from 12-25 mm in body length on average. However, queens are larger, usually 20-30 mm long.

Identifying the type of wasp is key to understanding nesting behavior and choosing the safest control methods. Wasp nests should always be treated with caution and removed by professionals. By partnering with a licensed professional pest control technician, property owners can ensure effective wasp removal and avoid getting stung themselves.

Difference Between Wasps and Bees

FeatureBeesWasps
DietPollen and nectarOther insects, fruit, nectar
AggressivenessTypically not aggressive, sting only when threatenedVery aggressive, will sting repeatedly
Nesting HabitsHives, tree hollows, small spacesExposed paper/mud nests on structures, trees, bushes
AppearanceFuzzy bodies, bulbous shape to carry pollenSmooth, slim bodies with black and yellow markings
StingerBarbed stinger that rips abdomen when pulled out, bee dies after stingingSmooth stinger, can sting repeatedly
Ecological RoleMajor pollinators, produce honey and beeswaxCarnivorous hunters and scavengers

 

In summary, bees are fuzzier, less aggressive pollinators. They’re focused on collecting nectar and pollen. Wasps are smoother, slender carnivores that aggressively defend their exposed nests.

The Risks of Wasps

Wasps pose several health and safety risks that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The two main risks are infections and allergic reactions. Multiple stings in a short period can be toxic. Even a single sting can trigger a life-threatening reaction in those allergic to wasp venom.

Some other potential health risks from wasp stings include:

  • Pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the sting site
  • Headache, nausea, vomiting, fever or dizziness from a toxic reaction
  • Rarely, neurological issues like seizures or loss of consciousness
  • Infection of the sting site if bacteria is introduced

Allergic reactions can range from mild itching and hives to full anaphylactic shock. Seek emergency care if you have difficulty breathing, feel faint, or experience swelling of the lips or throat after a wasp sting. Calling for an ambulance is crucial.

The risks posed by stinging insects like wasps make professional pest control vital for health and safety. Watch for signs of an infestation on your property. Call the experts immediately if you spot wasp activity.

Signs of Infestation

Wasp Infestations

Watch for these signs that the pests may be nesting on your property:

  • Wasps flying in and out of a specific area
  • Visible mud or paper nests
  • Buzzing around eaves, trees, or wall cavities
  • Hovering near food, drinks or garbage
  • Painful stings

How to Control Wasps

  • Professional nest removal and treatment
  • Sealing cracks and crevices
  • Installing wasp-proof screens on vents
  • Keep yard free of rotting wood debris
  • Cover food and trash cans securely
  • Using traps and deterrents

What to Do if You Have a Problem

If you see signs of a wasp infestation on your property, call licensed pros immediately. Nest found inside walls and attics should be removed by wasp controllers. Avoid the area until wasp nest removal is complete.

Our Wasp Control Services

  • Nest inspection and removal
  • Targeted extermination of active nests
  • Preventative treatments and deterrents
  • Eco-friendly pest control methods
  • Rapid response from licensed technicians
  • Setting out traps as needed
  • Guaranteed removal
  • Follow-up appointments

Why Choose Us?

  • 10+ years experience
  • Licensed and fully insured
  • Detailed home inspection
  • Effective and safe treatments
  • Flexible booking times – 24/7
  • Emergency services
  • Free quotes
  • Affordable and upfront pricing
  • 100% Customer satisfaction

Our Service Locations

We provide wasp pest control across Melbourne and surrounding areas:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Northern Suburbs
  • Western Suburbs
  • Southern Suburbs
  • Inner City Suburbs

Contact Us

For fast and effective wasp control, contact Melbourne’s expert pest exterminators.

Call 03 8595 9881 or contact us online to schedule service.