Wasps

Wasps - Pest Control Brisbane

Wasps, bees, hornets and ants belong to one of the largest groups of insects.  Wasps can become aggressive if they feel threatened or their nest is attacked.

Wasps feed on other wasps as well as other materials, they have a parasitic hunting nature. Some wasps and hornets feed on paper bark as well. They are mainly black and yellow in colour and range in size.  Hornets are the largest variety and are quite common in Queensland.

They build their nests in a variety of different habitats including underground, hollow trees, cracks and crevices in buildings, trees, in fact anywhere they can.  These nests come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from honeycomb in nature to round and elongated.  They spend most of their days foraging for nesting materials and hunting for food.

Wasps and hornets mainly come in two types, social and solitary.  Social wasps are more aggressive and swarm on anything they feel threatened by.  They generally live in colonies, like ants, with a queen, workers and guards.  Only females have the ability to sting.  Solitary wasps are less aggressive and many species of wasps and hornets are stingless.

Wasps are more of a nuisance than a pest.  Their stings are painful, and if a person is attacked multiple times, over and over again, it can be fatal.  Allergic reactions can occur in people and pets if stung around the neck or eyes and other body parts.

Types of Queensland Wasps

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Sawflies

Sawflies don’t have a thin waist like their other wasp counterparts.  They are stingless.  There are two types of sawflies, the adult Steel-Blue sawfly, and the adult bottlebrush sawfly.  The Steel-Blue sawfly has a blue metallic colour and the bottlebrush sawfly wasp has a gold or yellow colouring with black bands.

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Parasitic Wasps

Parasitic wasps larvae are parasitic in nature.  Meaning the larvae are laid as eggs in a host, then they hatch and feed off the host.  The adult hunts for a host by searching for the plants that the host eats, then searches with her antennae for a host.

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Vespoid Wasps

These wasps are generally black an yellow/gold in colour.  They have a thin waist and adult wasps feed on nectar from flowers.  They have stingers and will sting if disturbed.  Vespoid wasps larvae are carnivorous and feed on other insects and wasps.

How do I get rid of wasps and hornets?

Wasps, hornets, ants, and bees all belong to the same insect family.  Most varieties of these insects have some capability of self-defense, such as a stinging mechanism.  Some species do not, however.  On the most part wasps and other varieties of these types of insects are a nuisance rather than a pest.  There are ways of removing these pests domestically, but sometimes a professional pest control expert needs to be called in order for larger nests and infestations to be removed.

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