Wasps, Hornets and Bees

Wasps, Hornets and Bees2018-06-15T16:09:09+00:00

Wasps and Hornets

Both species are nuisance pests if the nest is in close proximity or inside roof spaces of domestic homes.

Things You Should Know About Wasps

MOST WASP SPECIES CAN BE EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE.

  • Wasps have the ability to deliver multiple stings and are potential disease transmitters.
  • Hornets can sting but are the least aggressive.
  • By late summer there can be 3,000 to 5,000 wasps in each individual nest.
  • Any wasp or hornet nest can be treated with an approved insecticide.

Bees

Solitary bees, honey bees and bumble bees can all sting.

Some Facts About Bees

NO BEE SHOULD BE KILLED.

  • It is commonplace for honey bees to attack on mass if the swarm or hive is threatened.
  • Bumble bees are docile and rarely sting only when provoked.
  • There can be 40,000 individuals in each colony and most likely to nest in chimneys roof spaces etc. (honey bee only) .
  • Where possible it is of paramount importance that no bee species should be killed as they are the most important pollinator we have.