Wasp Control

Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Nest Elimination
Newcastle and Hunter Valley

Wasps are certainly a safety issue, especially around children and pets – a single sting can be painful, but multiple stings can be a serious health concern.

For those who suffer allergic reactions to wasp and bees stings, a single sting can be life threatening.

Trying to deal with a wasp problem yourself, especially with European wasps, can be very dangerous without specialised products and the necessary protective clothing.

For quick and safe wasp nest elimination and removal, call the experts at Rebel Pest Professionals. Call (02) 4956 8727

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How we get rid of wasps > Professional Wasp Treatments

Our Wasp Nest Treatment Process

  1. As with all our pest treatments we start with a thorough inspection to fully understand the nature of the problem. If you know the location of a nest, do not approach it, just direct our professionals to the location.
  2. Once we have located the nest or nests, nest entry points and identified the species of the wasp present, we can determine the best treatment method. For nests in roof voids or wall cavities, we will also check inside the building to make sure there are no escape routes which will allow wasps to enter the building.
  3. Typically, we will use a liquid spray to treat the nests, but sometimes we blow insecticide powder into the nest, depending on its location.

Safety concerns?

We will always discuss any safety concerns you may have before carrying out a treatment. We do this over the phone at the time of booking and also carry out an on-site risk assessment before starting a treatment. If we are carrying out a spray treatment, it will be necessary to keep children and pets out of the area until the treatment is dry. We always choose the products with the best safety and environmental profile.

What to expect from our wasp treatments?

The nest should be destroyed within minutes. We will remove all accessible nests after the treatment is completed.

What Our Customers Say

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How do you know you have a wasp nest on your property?

Increased number of wasps around the home

Observing an increased number of wasps is a sure sign of a nearby nest. However, they can fly quite a distance from their nest, so the nest may not be on your property. If you can, try and track where they are flying to / from – this will help you find the nest.

You can check for nests (but be careful!)

Native paper wasps will build their nests in sheltered areas, typically under the eaves of homes and under leaves or branches in the garden. Native paper wasps tend to have smaller nests (up to a few hundred individuals) but there can be a lot of nests in a small area. Be careful when you’re gardening as it is easy to knock a nest on a plant without knowing it’s there!

European wasps are a different beast altogether. This invasive pest can develop huge nests of over 10,000 individuals. Although homeowners are more likely to spot nests under the eaves of their home, in the roof void or occasionally in trees, actually around 80% of European wasp nests are underground, often dug out of raised areas of soil with good drainage.

Spotting European wasps around the BBQ!

Native paper wasps generally go about their own business, capturing caterpillars to feed their young. Although European wasps like protein to feed their young – they love petfood and BBQs – they also like sweet foods for themselves, so soft drinks and cakes are favourites too!

How to prevent a wasp problem

Stop wasps building their nests
A general pest spray from Rebel Pest Professionals, where the external surfaces of the building are sprayed with insecticide will help prevent wasps building their nests on the building.
Remove potential food sources
To make your home less attractive to European wasps:
Don’t leave pet food out
Make sure garbage is placed in sealed bins
Cover up any soft drinks and sweet foods when entertaining outdoors
Keep wasps out of your home
Well fitted insect screens will do the trick!

More wasp information…

In the Newcastle and Hunter region there are number of paper wasp species (both native species and the dangerous European wasp), as well as mud dauber and potter wasps. There are also a number of native bees and wild honeybees, so it’s useful to know which is which.

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