With Sydney's temperature rising, residents in Sydney have been experiencing an increase of wasp sightings and attacks. The Western Sydney suburb is surrounded by forested areas, making it an ideal place for the growth and survival of these insects.
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Providing the safest and surest pest control solutions is our mission. Rest assured that all of our technicians are trained, insured and licenced in all areas of residential and commercial fumigation. We also believe in providing tailored services as we treat clients with an individual approach. We offer our services all over Sydney. Give us a call if you're in Cecil Hills, Gordon, and Greystanes.
If you suspect a wasp infestation or are struggling with wasp net removal, contact us today. Feel free to ask our representatives about all our other services too. We also treat problems concerning cockroaches, mosquitoes, rodents and spiders, to name a few.
Know Your Wasp Species
The wasp is an insect from the order of Hymenoptera. Most of them live lonely lives, with adult females living and breeding independently. They raise their young by laying eggs on or in the larvae of other insects. The wasp larvae kills the host larvae and eats them.
While predominantly regarded as pests, wasps are valuable because they attack almost every pest insect. This is important for the biological pest control of species, such as the whitefly in tomatoes and other crops for example.
While there are hundreds of species of wasps around the world, only a small number of them is present in Australia. By understanding their habits and lifecycle, you can better identify the form of wasp control for your home. The most common species in Australia are specified here:
European and English Wasp ”“ These are the two commonly found wasps in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. Known for causing painful stings, they build nests in sheltered locations with easy access. Growing from 12 to 17 mm, their body is yellow and black but their markings can vary depending on the species. The queen only survives over winter and they start building nest where they lay eggs. The entire nest dies during winter, including all males and females. This type is feeding with insects and sweet food and their colony can grow up to 25, 000 individual wasps.
Yellow Jackets (Social Wasp) ”“ In this species, the worker wasp is around 15 mm in length while the queen is a little bigger. They have alternating black and yellow bands on their body and two pairs of wings. They feed on insects but they can also eat food that is consumed by humans. Yellow jackets can sting repeatedly if they are provoked. Their nests are made in trees, bushes, attics, wall cavities, floors, sheds and similar buildings.
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Can You Tell a Wasp from a Bee?
Wasps and bees look a lot alike from afar. To the untrained eye, they might even look the same. But while wasps and bees are both classified under the Hymenoptera order of insects, they share far more differences than similarities.
Wasps can sting repeatedly. Bees, on the other hand, only bite once as their stinger is left in the skin of the victim. Another thing is that bees usually attack when they are provoked or feel threatened. Wasps, however, are more aggressive and attack when they sense sudden movement. Moreover, wasps emit scent chemical called pheromone that alerts other wasps to attack that are nearby. Wasp stings can cause burning pain, redness, and raised lump and local inflammation.
Spotting the difference between these two species is important in deciding the appropriate treatment for stings as well as the proper removal method. As bees being an endangered species, their nests are treated with care and only removed once they cause danger. As for wasp nests, it is advisable to call a pest control company right away for safe and speedy removal.
Watch Out for Allergic Reactions
Wasp stings rarely cause serious health problems. But among sensitive people, their venom-filled sting contains toxins that might lead to allergic reactions. One of the ten people who are stung two or more times becomes allergic, which means that they will experience intense reactions to any following stings. The most dangerous and potentially deadly allergic reaction to a wasp sting is called Anaphylaxis.