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Wasp Removal Melbourne

Having the scientific name Vespula Vulgaris, wasps are tiny insects that might sneak in The sting of a wasp is a very painful experience. If the person receiving it is allergic, it can even be serious. To prevent such a situation from occurring, it is essential to locate all the hornets' nests in our area and eliminate them. But beware! There are certain species of bees that can be mistaken for wasps. To distinguish one from the other, take a good look at two differentiating characteristics: the first is that bees are much hairier; and wasps have a narrower waist. When in doubt, the best option is to contact our pest control experts. Our team will do an inspection to make sure they are wasps and not bees. Then based on the condition of the infestation, Pest Control Doctor professionals will take necessary steps.

The favourite spaces to build their nests are narrow holes that can be found outside our houses: roofs, gates, windows, blinds, etc. Although it may be your first intention, avoid destroying the nest yourself. Wasps usually attack in groups and their stings sometimes lead to anaphylactic shock resulting in life-threatening seizures.

Wasps build their nests hidden from view and so it is particularly difficult to locate. At Pest Control Doctor, we are specialists in locating and eliminating the wasp nests or infestation of wasps in a totally professional way, without the need to endanger any of your family member’s life. Our certified team will remove wasp pests from your area quickly and professionally. To cater to your needs always, we are available 24*7, so for any pest related concerns, just give us a call.

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Different Types of Wasp Species That are Found in Melbourne:

European Wasp
  • These types of wasps contain two pairs of clear wings. The frontal pair of wings are bigger in size.
  • They are regarded as hostile stingers.
  • The average size of this wasp worker lies in between 12-17 mm.
  • Except for European queen wasp, all other wasps perish over the winter.
Yellow Jackets (Social Wasp)
  • The worker wasps are 15 mm long, whereas queens are 19 mm long.
  • These wasps feed on other insects as well as human food.
  • They possess two pairs of wings. Also, they have alternate black and yellow bands over the body.
  • They sting continuously when triggered.
Common Wasp
  • They have two pairs of wings, the first pairs are bigger than the second ones. 
  • They possess two antennae of black colour and fly by keeping their legs closer to their body.
  • They are known as violent stingers.
  • The size of these wasps is between 12 mm to 16 mm.
Native Paper Wasp
  • These wasps have a narrow waist with a slender body.
  • There are 35 different species of paper wasps in Australia including Melbourne.
  • Their heads are small, but the antennas and eyes are of medium size.
  • The size of this wasp is between 10 to 22 mm.
Sand Wasp
  • They feed on nectar but they also catch flies or bugs to take care of their hatchlings.
  • The size of these wasps are approximately 22 mm.
  • They are considered non-aggressive wasps. They usually do not sting if approached, but they attack in a swarm to defend their nest if they feel threatened.
Mud Nesting Wasps
  • Their colour ranges from orange and black to yellow and black.
  • The size of these wasps varies from 5-30 mm.
  • They are found throughout Melbourne.
  • They dwell in forests, urban locations and woodland. 
  • They feed on the nectar of honeydew, plants and also the fluid of the insects that are caught by them.
Tree Brown Paper Wasps
  • These wasps possess a yellow body with dark brown or black marks on their thorax, head and abdomen.
  • They mostly build their nests inside hollow trees and on the sides of buildings.
  • These wasps are 0.8 to 12 mm long.
  • They mostly stay in suburban gardens, forests, and woodlands.
White-faced Brown Paper Wasp
  • They build their homes in trees, caves and overhanging rocks, or under bridges and houses.
  • These wasps are between 0.8 to 10 mm long.
  • They are considered to be pollinators and they are useful for the environment.
  • They have a white face and brown body marked with white coloured rings around the abdomen and thorax.
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Types of Wasp Nests Found in Melbourne:

There are several types of wasp nests, which vary in shape, construction material, and location. Likewise, these constructions are specific to each wasp species, so they adapt to their most common needs, lifestyle and habitats.

Mud Nests

Mud Nests

Many wasps, especially the solitary ones build their hives, where the main material used is clay, which they get by mixing earth with their own saliva until they find the right consistency. For its part, the most prominent solitary wasp nest shape is that of a vase or vessel and which are built in walls, floors or trees. It should be noted that in this type of nests the wasps usually lay their eggs, to later seal the hives until the hatching process.

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Paper Nests

Paper Nests

As for the paper nests, these are made by social wasps, specifically, by the so-called workers. They obtain the paper pulp of the trees in which they live, for this they chew pieces of weathered wood and mix them with their own saliva. Later, the result of this process will be a sticky paste similar to the wax secreted by the bees and from this preparation, the wasps will be able to shape the nests, which are usually rounded and with internal combs.

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Ground Hole Nests

Ground Hole Nests

Finally, it is important to mention that there are some types of wasps that do not build their nests from mud or paper pulp, since they simply dig holes in the ground or create their own burrows. However, despite not making nests like other species of wasps, they still build combs for their food. These underground holes can be made by the wasps themselves or they can invade burrows of other animals, such as rodents or other insects.

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Why hire Pest Control Doctor for effective wasp removal service?

  • We have years of experience in controlling and removing wasps.
  • We apply only eco-friendly products for removing or eliminating the wasps.
  • We offer our services in both commercial and residential places.
  • We provide same day emergency wasp removal service.
  • All our services are delivered at an inexpensive price.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
  • All our employees are trained and certified wasp controllers.
  • Our professionals ensure the safety of your kids and pets while controlling wasps.
  • Rapid, successful and reliable service is guaranteed.
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Wasps Prevention Tips

The best and most prudent tip to deal with the wasps is by hiring professional-grade wasp removal services like Pest Control Doctor. All types of wasps can sting humans if they are threatened. Most bites occur between the months of May to September, although the months of July and August are the ones with the highest incidence, due to the high temperatures that cause these insects to increase their activity. Apart from seeking help from the wasp removal facilities, there are certain other preventive measures that might aid you in avoiding any fatal incidence with wasps.

  • The first efficient method to combat wasps is to prevent the queen from nesting, checking roofs, bark of trees, branches and accumulated firewood, cracks, etc. in early spring. Subsequently, an inspection of the land should be carried out in search of active nests. If the nest is found, we recommend that you consult with an expert pest control like us.
  • As they are seasonal insects, we must ensure that they do not make their hornets' nests in areas near our houses, we must periodically check roofs and cracks for that.
  • Care should be taken not to go near wasp nests. If you accidentally get close, back off with slow movements.
  • If a wasp lands on any part of the body, it is best to make slow movements to try to get away. No sudden movements should be used. Use mosquito nets on the windows to prevent their entry into the houses.
  • Avoid leaving traces of sugary liquids (soft drinks, juices, etc) in nearby areas as they attract wasps.

Key Facts about Wasps:

  • Wasps are found in almost every continent of the world except in polar regions.
  • Wasps have poisonous stings, so, if they bite you, you will get a swelling.
  • When a wasp is about to die, it releases pheromones into the air as a sign to caution its mates.
  • Wasps can sleep or hibernate for several months even when they are hanging by their teeth.
  • Wasps are smaller in size compared to hornets.

Why the extermination of wasps is essential?

  • Wasps are of aggressive nature and even slightest of noise may make them feel threatened and they get ready to attack.
  • Wasp bites are quite painful, and you should seek immediate action then.
  • Wasps are found to be more active than bees, and they attack any passer-by even without the slightest provocation.
  • Wasps launch attack in swarms which may lead to the critical condition of the victim.
  • Wasp bites or sting may turn out to be allergic to some people, for them it may prove fatal also if intervention medicine is not sought in time.

How does Pest Control Doctor work?

The wasp is an insect that can bring us many problems, especially if they bite us. Depending on what type it is, the consequences for the body can be diverse. For this reason, regardless of what type of wasp it is, it is essential to hire a leading pest control company like us, so as not to have problems with the spread of various insects. We are your ideal option because we work with great responsibility and efficiency. We have a prestigious staff of technicians, who will implement a series of highly effective techniques for complete wasp removal. Our working procedure is as follows:

  • Assessment of the situation: Before proceeding with the work to eliminate the wasps, a study must be done to try to check if there is a wasp’s nest nearby or they are individuals in search of food. We also inspect, if there is a nest then whether it is indoors or outdoors. Moreover, we also find the source that is attracting wasps in the first place.
  • Identify the wasp species: Not all wasps behave in the same way, so it is important to determine what species they are. Some make small nests, while others live in very large communities. Their level of aggressiveness is an important aspect to take the necessary precautionary measures to eliminate the wasp nest safely.
  • Customise the Course of Treatment: Depending on the species, the place where the nest is located and the severity of the pest, the most appropriate method will be chosen to eliminate the wasps permanently. The important thing is, in any case, to eliminate the queen wasp and all the larvae that are inside the hive.
  • Elimination of the hornet's nest: To eliminate a wasp nest, the best time is when they are most inactive and inside the hornet's nest. That is, in the morning or at night, when there is not much light. At those times the chances of them defending and attacking are less. If the hornet's nest is visible or accessible, removing it is a job that, with the appropriate means, is done in a short time. But before proceeding with the process, we carry out some treatment to eliminate the wasps for a few days.

In addition to our services, we also provide our clients with tips and necessary information for all types of processes, related to the elimination of invasions.

Common places where wasps build their nests

In its natural range, the wasps live mainly in forests, but with the increase of urbanized areas at the expense of forests, it is also found in the suburban areas. These wasps preferably install its nest in the high branches of tall trees both in urban or agricultural areas, as well as in wooded areas. It seems that it takes advantage of the river valleys to disperse and avoid the pure populations of conifers. Nests accommodating a huge family of wasps are sometimes housed in open buildings such as garages, sheds, under a deck, etc. or at certain times, in a hole in the wall, in a bush or in the ground.

Life cycle of wasps:

There are three stages in the life of a wasp. At a certain time of the year (often around fall), most of the wasp colony vanishes, leaving only the young mated queens alive. During this time, the queens must leave the nest and find a suitable area to hibernate for the winter.

First stage in Spring: After coming out of hibernation in early summer, the young queens look for a suitable nest site. Finding a space for her colony, the queen builds a wood fibre nest about the size of a walnut, in which she will begin to lay eggs.

Second stage in Summer: The queen wasp starts laying eggs in this stage. The queen initially raises the first sets of eggs, until there are enough sterile workers to support the maintenance of the hive. All the eggs produced at this time are sterile workers, who will begin to build a more elaborate nest around their queen as they grow in number.

Third stage in Autumn: By this time, the size of the nest has expanded considerably and now the numbers vary between several hundred and several thousand wasps. Towards the end of summer, the queen begins to lay more eggs. These eggs develop into fertile males and fertile female queens. The young queens then leave the colony to hibernate for the winter once the other worker wasps and founder queens have begun to die, concluding their life cycle.