The warmer months are when bees tend to create problems in and around buildings due to swarming. Bees can become very aggressive if disturbed, so do not spray them with aerosols or try to knock down an active hive. Our technicians are trained to treat bees effectively whilst wearing protective equipment to minimise any risk. Only native honey bees do not sting, so treatment of this species is not necessary.
Wasps, unlike bees, will not die after stinging and can sting several times. They are also sometimes mistaken for bees as they have similar colouring. Nests can be found in locations such as wall ventilators, tree cavities, retaining walls, brick cavities etc. and are treated directly by using a spray, powder or aerosol.
The two species most common in Sydney are the paper wasp and the European Wasp. European wasps are much more dangerous and should be avoided. Please do not disturb the wasps as you will most likely be stung. Mud wasps are not aggressive and their nest pods may be knocked down.