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Wasp Control in Brisbane
Up to 30,000 different species of wasp have been discovered to date. With that being said, the three most common types of wasps that pest control servicemen encounter are:
- Paper wasps: Can grow up to 20mm long and have a slender brown body with yellow markings. They can inflict painful stings to humans.
- Hornets: One of the largest breeds of wasps. They’re most commonly found in cavities within buildings. Although they’re not commonly aggressive, a sting from a hornet is extremely painful.
- Yellow jackets: Being one of the most common breeds of wasps pest control servicemen deal with, yellow jackets are distinctive for their yellow and black markings. They can grow up to 16mm in size.
Why is a Wasp Infestation an Issue?
Unlike bees, wasps don’t die after a singular sting. For people with susceptible allergies, a single wasp sting could end their life. For most getting stung by a single wasp might not be detrimental, but getting stung by a provoked hive could be disastrous. If you’ve noticed a wasp nest on your premise and you don’t have the expertise to handle the situation, don’t hesitate to call your local pest control services.
Where Do Wasps Thrive?
You should inspect your property regularly for signs of a wasp infestation. During late summer months, wasps are on the hunt for food to store away for the winter. For this reason, they become attracted to barbecue areas and picnics which increases the chances of someone being stung. Believe it or not, wasps construct their nests with chewed wood-pulp and saliva, giving it a sturdiness that can be difficult to get rid of. The size and shape of a wasp nest will vary depending upon the species of wasp. Most commonly, wasp nests are found around households attached to gutters, garden sheds and the eaves of a house.
If you’ve noticed a hive on your premise and don’t know what to do about it, give Bruin Pest Management a call to discuss how to get your wasps under control.