Large buzzing insects with yellow and black striped bodies, 10-15mm long. They have a sweet tooth at one end and a painful sting at the other.
The queen wasp is larger (20mm) and she hibernates over winter, making a nest in the spring in which to lay her eggs. She feeds the grubs on insects until they develop into worker wasps, three to four weeks later. Workers, all sterile females, forage for over a mile in search of food. One nest may produce 30,000 wasps in a year.
At their peak in August and September with the youngsters reared, the workers turn to the sweet food they prefer and become a nuisance wherever this is available. If annoyed or threatened, wasps will sting and the best remedy – after removing the sting with a clean finger nail – is to apply an anti-histamine. Some people react violently to being stung with several dying each year.
How we can help
We treat nests whether in your property or garden by using a residual insecticide through high pressure application, hand pump or aerosol.
After the treatment it takes up to 48 hours for the nest to completely die.
If you want the nest removing and it is easily removal able then we will charge the same fee as your treatment, some nests due to location are unable to be removed.