People told you owning a home would be easy. Then the wasps came knocking.
Wasp infestations are the curse of many a homeowner in North Shore New Zealand. Hiding away in hard-to-reach parts of your guttering, they come out and strike while you’re going about your daily life. Their colonies can number in the thousands – and unlike bees, a single wasp can usually sting you more than once.
Fortunately, pest control specialists are able to pinpoint the nest and bring a swift end to their domination of your home and garden.
What do I need to know about wasps?
It’s fairly easy to confuse wasps with honey bees. Wasps are less hairy, leaner and nastier-looking, and tend to behave more aggressively.
Contrary to popular belief, they actually can perform the same useful task of pollination that bees do. But unlike bees, they’re not endangered – so you absolutely don’t need to put up with them.
Wasp stings are very painful, but aren’t life-threatening unless you have an allergy to them. Their nests are formed in spring and grow in size over the summer.
Common locations include drainage systems, garages, sheds and roof spaces. By far the best way to get rid of them is to target the nest itself.