Bees, Hornets, and Wasps

Wasps are most active in the warm summer months. The Common Wasp and Yellowjacket cause the most annoyance and painful stings. Even with their special yellow and black body, they can be confused with hornets, which can still bite and sting you. Wasps can also be confused with bees, in particular Honey Bees – however Honey Bees vary in color from golden brown to almost black and are furrier than wasps. Only female wasps have a sting, which they can use repeatedly, if they feel under threat. In most cases a wasp sting causes no long-term harm, but it can be life threatening if you are allergic to stings. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of stings.

Wasps can build nests outdoors under eaves or in rock retaining walls, and if they can gain access, they can find sheltered areas inside your home, such as wall cavities, roof spaces and attics.

Pest Defense Control Solution:

Wasps have the potential to attack in large numbers if their nest is disturbed. It is best to treat a nest earlier in the year before numbers increase and the wasps become more aggressive, increasing the threat of stings during treatment. At Pest Defense we can offer safe and convenient solutions to get rid of your wasp problem quickly.