When you spot a wasp nest in your garden, the instinct to kill kicks in for many people. You grab your trusty can of Mortein and head into the garden. But before you spray, you need to stop and take stock.
Wasps in Brisbane can be particularly aggressive. The nests of Yellow Paper Wasps (Ropalidia romandi) can be massive, and can have thousands of wasps within a single nest. And to add to their charm, they deliver the most painful sting of all the wasps in Brisbane.
Do you feel lucky? At the first hint of spray, wasps go on the attack. You may be able to beat back one or two, but there is a very good chance that you will miss some. All it takes is one to get through your spray barrier and you are nursing an extremely painful sting. And if you are allergic to stings or have developed an allergy over time, one sting can be serious.
The other challenge is if you are on a ladder when attacked, the stings can be enough to make you topple and you could end up in hospital. And it is not just you who can be attacked. Family pets, kids and even neighbours near the nest can also be stung by an agitated swarm.
If you spot a wasp nest, the safest option is to call our experienced service team. They have full protective gear, and the knowledge on how to safely kill the wasps and clear away the wasp nest … while keeping you safe.