Bee and Wasp Control

Effective removal & treatment for bees & wasps

Wasps Attacking Bees

Bee and Wasp Control

Effective removal & treatment for bees & wasps

Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) sitting on nest

Keep your family safe from bees & wasps

The buzzing of bees and wasps may just be a nuisance for some people, but for others, it could signal a life or death situation. Dealing with these stinging insects quickly and efficiently is a must for the safety of people with allergies, small children and pets.

While they pose a threat, bees are also essential to our ecosystem. That’s why the team at OzPest Solutions are always on-hand to help you out. Families call us to remove and control bees because we only use the safest pest control methods to protect your home, family, and the environment.

Learn more about bees and how to deal with them

Why trust OzPest Solutions for your bee and wasp control?

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1. Reliable

We stand by our quotes and timelines. It’s professional pest control that’s on time, every time.
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2. Local personalised

Your friendly face in pest control. We’re a locally owned and operated business and love getting to know our customers.
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3. Safe
With our safe methods and products, your family, home, and local environment is in safe hands.
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4. Knowledgeable

We’re fully qualified, highly experienced, and ready to share our knowledge with you.
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5. Transparent

We’ll take the time to explain what we’re treating, why we’re treating it, and how you can prevent pests from returning.
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6. Guaranteed

With our 6-month guarantee on most treatments, in the unlikely event that pests return, we’ll spot treat for free.

I’ve seen bees—now what?

Seeing bees or wasps roaming around your garden, porch, or even indoors can be alarming. But it’s important to stay calm. Most species won’t hurt you unless you bother them, so it’s better to take a step back and assess the situation. Knowing a little more about these insects can help you decide what to do next.

Identifying Stinging Insects

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European honeybees

Worker bees are around 12 mm long, furry, and mostly black with yellow bands. Workers venture from the hive, which is found in hollow trees, roof spaces, and wall cavities.

Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) sitting on nest

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps have a small head, with medium sized eyes and medium length antennae. The body is slender, with a very narrow waist. There are two pairs of brown-tinted wings, with the first pair larger. The abdomen has some yellow/orange bands, but is mainly black.

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European wasp

12 mm to 17 mm long and black and yellow. They are more aggressive than native wasps and bees and can sting repeatedly. Their nests can be found in holes, trees, retaining walls, rubbish, wall cavities, rooves, and compost heaps.

Bee and Wasp Behaviour

Although we usually learn about bees living in huge social groups (like the European honeybee), Australian native bees are usually solitary. Like bees, wasp behaviours are different depending on the species. For example, some are social, and some are solitary, and different species will have different nests.

Bee and Wasp Behaviour

Although we usually learn about bees living in huge social groups (like the European honeybee), Australian native bees are usually solitary. Like bees, wasp behaviours are different depending on the species. For example, some are social, and some are solitary, and different species will have different nests.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BEES ANDS WASPS

The biggest problem with these pests is the potential for anaphylaxis when they sting someone. But even if you aren’t allergic, they can cause some other issues:
  • Introduced species compete with and drive out native species
  • Structural damage from large hives
  • Yearly increase in hive size, leading to more insects in the home
  • Holes and damage to timber
  • Fire hazards from honey and beeswax

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BEES ANDS WASPS

The biggest problem with these pests is the potential for anaphylaxis when they sting someone. But even if you aren’t allergic, they can cause some other issues:
  • Introduced species compete with and drive out native species
  • Structural damage from large hives
  • Yearly increase in hive size, leading to more insects in the home
  • Holes and damage to timber
  • Fire hazards from honey and beeswax

Tips to prevent bees and wasps

Honey Bees swarming on a fence

It can be confusing to balance the need for these pollinating insects with your family’s safety. But there are steps you can take to prevent bees and wasps from coming too close to your home while supporting your local environment.

Remove sweet treats

There’s a reason these pests love a picnic. You can deter them by:

  • Storing food in airtight containers
  • Wiping down benches
  • Emptying bins regularly and wiping off any food residue
  • Remove food and drinks from patios and outdoor tables

Maintain your home

This is a simple, cost-effective way to prevent a wide variety of pests. You can:

  • Check screens on windows and doors for any damage and make repairs
  • Look for cracks, crevices, and gaps around skirting boards, doorways, and window frames and seal them
  • Clean kitchen bins regularly
  • Repair water leaks and remove standing water

Do some gardening

Bees and wasps may love your garden just as much as you do. But you can still enjoy your garden, by:

  • Move flowering plants away further away from the home
  • Pick up fallen fruit regularly
  • Add “bee hotels” to your garden to encourage native bees to nest in more suitable areas
  • Tidy garden waste regularly

What our customers say...

Brooke Filewood
Brooke Filewood
July 21, 2022.
Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend
Linda Filewood
Linda Filewood
July 19, 2022.
Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.
dhinushka vizer
dhinushka vizer
June 15, 2022.
Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.
Amanda Yates
Amanda Yates
June 7, 2022.
I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs
Benjamin Program
Benjamin Program
June 3, 2022.
I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had
Kelli Miller
Kelli Miller
May 18, 2022.
Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job
Mark Speerin
Mark Speerin
April 4, 2022.
Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍
29Cessnock NSW
29Cessnock NSW
February 22, 2022.
We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.
sharon riddle
sharon riddle
February 15, 2022.
I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.
Sarah Howden
Sarah Howden
February 13, 2022.
Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.
  • Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend

    thumb Brooke Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.

    thumb Linda Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.

    thumb dhinushka vizer
    July 1, 2022
  • I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs

    thumb Amanda Yates
    July 1, 2022

    I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had

    thumb Benjamin Program
    July 1, 2022

    Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job

    thumb Kelli Miller
    June 1, 2022
  • Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍

    thumb Mark Speerin
    May 1, 2022

    We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.

    thumb 29Cessnock NSW
    March 1, 2022

    I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.

    thumb sharon riddle
    March 1, 2022
  • Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.

    thumb Sarah Howden
    March 1, 2022

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