Wasp and Bee Control

How to Get Rid of Bees DIY


Wasp and bee control can end up being a somewhat tricky task, especially if you are allergic to them. Annoying a bee swarm, or possibly even just one bee, can easily result in painful stings. Bees in your home pose a significant threat to the health and safety of your family.

Don’t spray, toss rocks, or try to suppress their existence in any way during this stage.

Bees Swarming a house in Auckland.

The ideal period to shift bees is just before they build a brand new hive. Contact a beekeeper to remove bees before this if you can. Check under the yellow pages under “Beekeepers & Apiarists”.
Bear in mind that they can be hard to contact, especially if multiple swarms are in the area. People (tiny children) can become hurt in the meantime.

If the bees have produced a hive by now, it is most useful to phone a qualified bee control company.
They have the proper equipment, knowledge and protective gear.

Bee Control

Some people attempt bee removal on their own, without the help of professionals. They may use chemical sprays unsafely to kill bees or smokers to calm the bees and remove them and the hive dangerous.

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Firstly, if you want to remove the Bees or Wasps, identify what kind of  Bee or Wasp they are.

For nests located underground, these will be Wasps. You may want to use a wasp killer not labelled as a projectile spray. Also, you want tiny spray for yellow jacket nests found underground.

Furthermore, you will want to find a Wasp, and Hornet killer can be labelled as a projectile spray for high nests. Thus, it will ensure a stream of wasp poison roughly four or five meters in length, allowing plenty of distance to make a quick escape if necessary.

Repeating this process twice or even three times may be necessary until the nest’s vacated. Once you see no traffic, it’s probably safe to knock down the nest if it’s an aerial nest; or fill it with dirt and gravel for a ground nest. Consider proofing the area affected. Thus, it should be the end of your bee or wasp problem until the next migration cycle.

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Although bees and wasps, and other flying insects are generally beneficial, such as helping pollinate flowers. Wasps are parasitic toward some harmful creatures such as caterpillars that can destroy a large area of crops.

But if not dealt with properly, bees and wasps can be a danger. These insects are stinging insects and can deal with a painful sting. Some people have allergic reactions causing the need for immediate medical attention.

Wasps are primarily known for their aggressive behaviours. A wasp known as the Yellow Jacket is very dynamic. Bees generally are not as aggressive. But a genetically altered version of honey bees, often called Africanized Honey bees or Killer Bees, are very aggressive. Their attacks are known to take the lives of their victims occasionally.

Bee Control

There are many ways to remove bees and wasps. These methods can include nest or hive control, chemical control, and professional service control.

Controlling the nest is a hard thing to do for bees and especially wasps. You first must remove the insects themselves. Physical removal or relocation of the nest is possible. However, the chances of the nest being destroyed or injured can occur.

Chemical sprays can kill bees and wasps. There are many commercial standard sprays at any home and garden store, and most supermarkets carry them. Ensure that bees or wasps are on the label; you adhere to all warnings, and they are registered products.

Professional services, the exterminator services, are needed when bees and wasps have nests that are in extreme places such as inside a home, inside the insulation or high in trees or in hard to reach areas. These services have different costs depending on the service needed, so call around to determine the range of prices.

Wasps and bees are beneficial insects.

Although generally considered as pests because of their ability to sting. Wasps, in particular, can become a problem in autumn when they may disrupt many outdoor activities. Steam ‘n’ Dry Bee and Wasp Control Guaranteed Service Treatments in South Auckland City, North Shore, East and West. People often mistakenly call all stinging insects “bees”. While both social wasps and bees live in colonies ruled by queens and maintained by workers, they look and behave differently. It is essential to distinguish between these insects because different methods may be necessary to control them if they become nuisances.

Many persons suggest painting the location of the former bee problem using light blue paint. These people claim that bees may believe it is the sky and decline to establish hives or even land upon the blue colour. They advise painting soon after the bee removal.

Bees and Wasps

Wasps have a slender body with a narrow waist, thin, cylindrical legs, and appear smoothed-skinned and shiny. European wasps, Yellow-jackets, hornets, and paper wasps are the most common types of wasps people encountered.

Honey bees are responsible for more than 80% of the pollination required by most fruits, legumes, and vegetable seed plants, as well as many ornamentals that are grown in our landscapes.

Bee Attraction

Wasps are predators, feeding insects and other arthropods to their young, which develop in the nest. They are beneficial because they prey on many insects, including caterpillars, flies, crickets, and other pests. During late summer and Autumn, queens stop laying eggs and their nest’s decline. Wasps change their food gathering priorities and are more interested in collecting sweets and other carbohydrates. Some wasps become aggressive scavengers around human food and maybe common around outdoor activities where food or drinks are.

Bees feed only on nectar (carbohydrates) and pollen (protein) from flowers. Honey bees sometimes visit trash cans and soft-drink containers to feed on sugary foods.

Bee Nests for Bee Control

Yellow-jackets, European wasps, and paper wasps make nests from a papery pulp comprised of chewed-up wood fibres mixed with saliva. Yellow-jacket and mud wasps nests consist of a series of rounded combs stacked in tiers. These combs covered by an envelope composed of several layers of pulp. Paper wasps construct only one comb without any protective envelope. These insects are sometimes known as umbrella wasps due to the shape of their nest. Steam ‘n’ Dry Bee and Wasp Control Guaranteed Service Treatments in South Auckland City, North Shore, East and West.

Yellow-jackets, European wasps, and paper wasps nest in quiet, out of the way places. Unfortunately, in urban areas, this may conflict with people and their interests.

Yellow-jackets commonly build nests below ground in old rodent burrows or other cavities. They can also build nests in trees, shrubs, under eaves, and inside attics or wall voids. European wasps commonly build nests in trees, gardens, and under eaves and along the sides of buildings.

Life Cycle of Wasps and Bees

Bees have annual colonies that last for only one year. The colony dies in the Autumn, with only the newly produced queens surviving the winter. The new queens leave their nests during late summer and mate with males. The queens seek out sites, such as under loose bark, in rotten logs, under eaves or tiles, and in other small crevices and spaces, where they become dormant.

Honey bees are perennial insects with colonies that survive more than one year. Honey bees form a cluster when hive temperatures approach 21° C. As the temperature drops, the group of bees becomes more compact. Bees inside this mass consume honey and generate heat so that those in the cluster do not freeze. As long as honey is available in the group, a healthy colony can withstand temperatures down to -5°C or lower for extended periods.

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Paper wasps build nests under any horizontal surface. They are commonly found on limbs, eaves of buildings, beams, and supports in roof voids, garages, barns, sheds, and other similar places.

Honey bees make a series of vertical honeycombs made of wax. Hone bees colonies are mostly in manufactured hives; occasionally, they nest in cavities in large trees, voids in building walls, or other protected areas.

Mortar bees use old mice burrows, cavities in buildings and other locations to make their nests. Like honey bees, Mortar bees make cells of wax.

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The best time of the year for Wasp Treatment to control wasps is in September/October after the queen has established her colony and while the colony is still small. But because nests are small, they are also harder to find. The best time of the day to control wasp nests is at night when they are less active. At temperatures below 5° C, wasps have difficulty flying. Never seal a wasp nest until you are sure there are no surviving wasps inside—phone our Pest Control Auckland Services on 0800 199399 for your bee control needs.

Wasp and Bee Stings

Wasps and bees sting to defend themselves or their colony. Stinging involves the injection of a protein venom that causes pain and other reactions.

Wasps and Mortar bees can sting more than once because they can pull out their stinger without injuring themselves. The stinger is not left in your skin when stung by either a wasp or bumblebee.

Honey bees have barbs on their stinger, which remain hooked in the skin. As a result, the bee soon dies. If you are stung by a honey bee, scratch the stinger out (with its attached venom gland) with your fingernail as quickly as possible. Do not try to pull out the stinger between two fingers. Doing so only forces more venom into your skin, causing more significant irritation. Steam ‘n’ Dry Bee Wasp Control Guaranteed Service Treatments in South Auckland City, North Shore, East and West.

A person may rarely suffer a life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting. Steam ‘n’ Dry Wasp and Bee Control Guaranteed Service Treatments in North Shore, East, West and South Auckland City. Thus, it is a shock (fainting, difficulty breathing, swelling, and blockage in the throat) within minutes of stinging. These systemic symptoms are cause for immediate medical attention. People with known systemic allergic reactions to bee or wasp stings should consult with their physician. The venoms of bees and wasps are different, so having a severe reaction to a wasp sting does not mean a person will have the same reaction to a bee sting.

Bee Control of Nests

The first step in wasp or bee control is identifying the insect and locating its nesting site correctly. An experienced pest control service may provide wasp or bee control service, or you can use the following information to attempt to control bees or wasps yourself.

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By Graeme Stephens

Published: 3/11/2014 Updated: 3/08/2021