Do you often see Wasps or Hornets flying around your garden? If you do, there is a good chance you have a Wasp nest hidden under your eves or windowsill. Wasp Control Pretoria are the team of Pest Control experts you can count of. By combining years of experience and the latest in chemical technology, we can remove nests successfully and ensure they never return.
Here in Pretoria Wasps and Hornets are quite often found in gardens as well as homes. Wasps can usually be seen hovering around lawns as well as water features. In general foraging Wasps are not aggressive. Its when they are protecting their hives and young when things start taking a turn for the Worst. Luckily enough for you, you have come to the right place. Pretoria Pest Control have a team of seasoned Wasp removal experts that are geared to handle any size Wasp nest.
Never attempt to remove a Wasp nest on your own. Hives can be misleading and potentially dangerous. It only takes one sting for anaphylaxis to kick in. Always consult with a professional for Wasp Control in Pretoria.
About Wasps Control Pretoria
Wasp Control Pretoria is a specialized team equipped to handle invasive stinging insects such as Wasps, Hornets and some Bees. Pretoria is home to an abundance for invasive Wasp species. These Wasps spread disease and kill otherwise beneficial insects life such as Bees and Mantis.
Wasp Control Pretoria is a team created to identify invasive Wasps from indigenous species. This important service in integral in keeping our Environment safe from pests and invasive Wasps. Our specialist teams are rigged with sting proof protective gear as well as cutting edge chemical technology. This deadly combination results in guaranteed long term results ensuring your Wasp Infestation will not return any time soon.
Common Wasps found throughout Pretoria
Yellow jacket’s and umbrella Paper Wasps:
Yellow jacket Wasps, also known as Umbrella paper Wasps fall under a largely invasive species here in Pretoria. This potentially dangerous species are often found foraging and hunting for insects near water fountains and lawns. Yellow jacket Wasps are the most common invasive Flying Insect found here in Pretoria. This species is also the most invasive species on this list as many local houses report having as many as 30 nests.
- Also referred to as Common Wasps, this species can grow to a length of 19mm in length.
- Hence their name, Yellow Jackets are black and yellow in color with large black antennae.
- This invasive species in Pretoria has an omnivorous diet and often feeds off human waste, carrion as well as live insects. They are avid hunters and are known to attach our Bee population.
- Common Yellow Jackets build their umbrella shaped nests out of chewed pieces on wood, hence the name Paper Wasps.
Yellow jackets and social Paper Wasps:
This Yellow Jacket species can look very similar to their cousin. What sets them aside are their social behaviors as well as the numbers they can amount to. They use chemical signals / pheromones to communicate and are very very aggressive. Disturbing an active nest can result in a trip to the hospital. These flying nuisance make up in numbers what they lack in size. Some nests in Pretoria are known to have up to 20 000 individuals and several queens.
- Also referred to as Social Wasps or German paper Wasps (Vespula germanica) are smaller and only grow up to about 12mm in length.
- Their size and shape commonly gets them mistaken for bees.
- Unlike similar species, German paper Wasps closely resemble Hornets as they have a much larger head in comparison to their body.
- German Paper Wasps are carnivorous and feast of Bees, Spiders and other insects. Many Wasp Infestation in Pretoria have been seen to wipe out gardens of beneficial insect life.
Indigenous Wasps in Pretoria:
There are loads of species of Indigenous Wasps found in Pretoria. Wasp Control Pretoria’s team of experts urge people not to have nests removed. The sting of many of these species may be painful but very very rarely fatal. Pretoria’s indigenous Wasp species range in shape and size as well as color. What they do have in common however is that none of them closely resemble the species mentioned above
Not all Wasp nests are created equally
As briefly mentioned above, Wasps are categorized in three main species. European Paper Wasps, German or Social Paper Wasps as well as Indigenous Wasps. Each kind of Wasp has its own unique methodology while creating nests. Their nests also give us a unique insight as the their potential behavior.
Closed cocooned paper nests: This kind of nests usually indicated a social species of Wasp found here in Pretoria. These highly dangerous species use pheromone communication and will attach on site once a threat is detected.
Umbrella shaped paper nests: These smaller nests are the most common find here in Pretoria. At least 9 out of ever 10 Wasp nest removals carried out by Wasp Control Pretoria
Mud tunnel nests: Mud nests are largely vacant. Wasps that make nests out of mus are placid and rarely sting. Although the tunnels are filled with paralyzed caterpillars, they can be home to very intimidating Wasps.
Call your local Wasp removal expert in Pretoria
Wasps are never welcome to homes as well as businesses here in Pretoria, so if you have a problem, its best to leave Wasp removal up to experts. Wasp Control Pretoria are your team of friendly Pest Control experts. We are ready and willing to help no matter the level of infestation.
Feel free to call us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for a free and no obligation quotation. Our Eco-friendly approach makes up a cut above the rest. We care about the health and well being of our environment as well as our clients. Choose Pretoria Pest Control for any and all Exterminations.