Wasps & Bees

Wasps & Bees


Most of us have at one stage run from an angry wasp. However most stings are received near the nest as the wasp is merely protecting their home.

Paper wasps play a beneficial role by feeding their young on caterpillars and thus controlling these garden pests.  However, when their nest is disturbed, they will swarm out, pursue the intruder and may inflict multiple stings.  Stings from paper wasps are immediately painful and the site of the sting may remain itchy and swollen for days. Simply knocking down the nest is not enough to remove the wasps as they will usually rebuild in the same spot.

Being stung by a wasp or bee is a painful experience and can be life threatening to anyone who may be allergic to stings. However, it is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasp or bee nests are properly managed.


How to identify signs of wasps and wasp activity

Signs of wasp nests

If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden there is likely to be a nest nearby, either on your property, in your garden or very close by.

It is important to treat a wasp nest early to reduce the threat of a wasp sting, which can be very painful and even cause an allergic reaction.


Wasp nest removal

Wasp nests can be dangerous to handle. Rely on professional treatments to keep safe from stings. If you disturb a nest, you may provoke the wasps inside to attack and sting you as a form of defence.

At Frontline Pest Management, we offer a professional service to protect you from harmful stings by eliminating the nest.

– our technicians are fully trained and equipped with all necessary safety gear to complete the treatment quickly and safely.

– our technicians follow strict guidelines to ensure you and your family are safe from harm during treatment.

NOTE: Nests cannot be removed straight away after professional treatments, as it can take several days for foraging wasps to come home to the nest. You need to wait until all the wasps have had time to return. As they do, they will also become contaminated and this ensures that the whole colony is dealt with in one go.


Wasp control solution

Wasps have the potential to attack in large numbers if their nest is disturbed.

At Frontline Pest Management, we can offer safe and convenient solutions to get rid of your wasp problem quickly. Contact us today to book in your treatment.

Identifying a wasp nest

Paper wasps make their nest by chewing weathered wood and mixing it with saliva.  This dries to a stiff papery form. A nest consists of a number of cup like cells, grouped together to form a comb.  The comb is attached to a surface such as a branch, twig or rock face by one or more stalks or peduncles.

Nests are usually built in sheltered spots with easy access to the outside. You can often find wasp nests in wall cavities, roof spaces, under eaves, in sheds or garages.

When a Queen wasp starts to build a nest in spring, a wasp nest will start off very small, usually about the size of a walnut or golf ball. As summer progresses the nest will grow rapidly in size, as the number of wasps increase. A nest can become the size of a football, or even bigger in some cases.

It is best to treat a nest earlier in the year before numbers increase and the wasps become more aggressive.


For peace of mind and to be completely safe from stings, it is safer to let a professional Frontline Pest Management technician treat the nest for you.