Pest Control in Wagga Wagga and surrounding towns in the Riverina

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While a hive of bees is a less aggressive neighbour than a wasp nest, both pose a risk to the health and safety people and pets.

Bees

A bee can be distinguished from a wasp by several identifiers – they are hairy (unlike the armoured wasp) and less angular.

Any hive that appears in proximity to your property can be a serious problem. On the defence and willing to protect their home if disturbed, a hive of angry bees is not what you want on your doorstep.

Bee stings cause painful, itching welts. They can result in other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness and, if allergic, their stings can lead to an acute reaction requiring hospitalisation and in extreme cases death.

Wasps

Long, lean and hairless, the wasp is one of the fiercest insects in the world.

Wasps tend to construct their nests in sheltered places like cavities in the ground or under window ledges or the eaves of your house.

They will feed on a carnivorous diet of other insects and rotten fruit, unlike the more sedate bee that favours nectar and pollen.

Another notable difference between the two is a wasp will sting you repeatedly!

Wasps have a smooth stinger which remains intact, while the barb on the bee’s stinger remains imbeded in its victim. The bee dies from the resulting abdominal rupture.

A single wasp can sting you multiple times, so imagine the damage a swarm of wasps can inflict to an animal or person, let alone one with an allergy to wasps.

Children and pets are particularly vulnerable if they unwittingly disturb a nest however, wasps have been known to attack for no other reason than someone wearing brightly coloured or patterned clothing.

Management of bees and wasps should be handled quickly and efficiently by a professional who can eradicate the risks they pose.

To remove or smoke out hives and nests, Contact Advanced Pest Management Riverina today.