European Wasp & Bees


European Wasp

The European Wasp is an aggressive introduced stinging insect now occurring in most parts of SE Australia (including Adelaide, the Riverland, Canberra and most of Victoria). You can help prevent further establishment of this pest by destroying the nest that is located on your property.

European Wasps are persistent, have a painful sting, and can sting several times. However, the effects of the sting are not normally severe, except in the case of an allergic reaction. In urban areas, where they thrive, the wasps are attracted to fruit, meat and sweet foods and drinks which often bring them close to people. They damage ripening fruit on the vine – fruit pickers beware!


The common honey bee is not quite as aggressive as the European Wasps, but it can still be a pest nonetheless.

Bees are very similar to wasps in that they are attracted to sweet food, but can sting only once before dying. Around a bees nest may be several drone (male) bees on the ground which can inflict a nasty sting to the foot.

Wasps vs Bees

European Wasps are usually slightly larger than honey bees, although there are similar markings on both Bees and Wasps. The black spots down the side of the abdomen are characteristic of wasp. The wings on a wasp are generally longer than a honey bee and the black antenna are usually longer and thicker. Wasps tend to nest underground or in wall or roof spaces.

With Wasps and Bees it is wise to cover food and not to leave cans of soft drink unattended. If a wasp enters a can, there is a possibility of it stinging the mouth or throat of an unsuspecting drinker.


Removal of wasps and bees is a very straight forward procedure. First a full inspection is conducted to measure the
full extent of the infestation. After that the appropriate chemicals are introduced to fully eradicate the pest from the location.

Please note: Only bees nests that cannot be safely removed will be eradicated.  Bees are extremely important to our environment and need to be protected as much as possible.

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