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Wasp nests can create a dangerous environment within their immediate proximity, in or around your home, which is why effective wasp removal is so important.
The most common wasps are Papernest Wasps . Papernest Wasps can sting more than once, so if a nest is close by to your home or commercial premises, it is crucial to eradicate the threat by effective wasp control and wasp removal as quickly as possible.
Wasp Treatment & Removal
Understanding the nature of the hazard that a pest poses is critical to neutralising that threat. Because of this, wasp treatment and wasp control begins with identification.
Paper wasps would probably be the most common in Australia, They are 10-15 millimetres long, tan in colour with darker bands and some yellow on the face. Other species of paper wasps are larger or smaller and differently coloured. Paper wasps make nests of grey papery wood fibre material. The nests are cone-shaped, becoming round as more cells are added. Nests are a maximum diameter of 10-12 centimetres, with numerous hexagonal cells underneath, some with white caps. Nests are exposed and suspended by a short stalk under an overhang, often on a pergola, the eaves of a roof or in a shrub or tree. Wasps cluster on the nest or forage in the garden and around buildings.
Paper wasps are a social wasp consisting of small colonies of 12-20 individuals. Adult wasps feed on nectar and make ‘paper’ nests by mixing saliva and wood fibres. Nests are a nursery where larvae are kept one to each cell. The larvae are fed on chewed-up caterpillars caught by the adults. The cells are then capped and the larvae pupate. Most paper wasps die in autumn or winter, while some hibernate to start new nests next season.
Paper wasps have a beneficial value as predators of pest caterpillars, however they have a painful sting and will attack any person approaching or disturbing their nest. Nests likely to be disturbed represent a hazard and should be avoided during the day. Ignore nests where they are high or otherwise out of the way. Nests in high traffic areas such as doorways, pergolas or carports can be sprayed from the side at night with a registered aerosol wasp insecticide.
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