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Wasp Management Service

How to get rid of wasps

Wasps can be quite aggressive when they perceive a threat to their nest. Anyone that accidentally stumbles upon a nest could be in for many painful stings. For those who are allergic, the indications can be serious.
APMT specialists are trained to handle wasp nests using the latest methods, tools and safety equipments to avoid stings and other risks. We can safely remove nests and offer ways to prevent further infestations.
The first step is to call in the pros at APMT by calling 1800-891-3994 or email us at

Wasp and hornet treatments

Summer is the prime wasp and hornet season and the time when you are most likely to find a nest on your property. By the time the nest matures and reaches a stage where it can be seen easily, the number of wasps inside could be immense, bringing about an increased risk of swarming.

APMT treatment process

We start by doing an inspection to find where the nest is located. Some wasps will make a nest under eaves and other visible locations, but sometimes they nest underground.
Our specialists wear protective clothing to prevent stings. They will also make sure that you, your staff, and your customers are aware of the removal and that everyone is safe before beginning.
We have a variety of treatments we can use to eliminate the wasps in their nest including dusts, aerosols and liquids. Our technician will determine which one will ensure effective control based on the nest location.
We will remove the wasps and then get rid of the nest itself. It is important to remove the nest even after the wasps are gone as some species of wasps will reuse abandoned nests, creating a second infestation.
As mentioned, some wasps construct their nests below ground, making treatment difficult. Sometimes nests are below concrete slabs or piles of rock or vegetation. It can be difficult to treat the nest in these instances and activity will continue despite your repeated attempts at control.
Need a professional solution for your wasp or hornet nest? For peace of mind, and to be completely safe from stings, it is safer to let a professional APMT specialist treat the nest for you.
Guaranteed, safe wasp nest treatment within two working days.
Qualified, local specialists require just one 30–45 minute visit to effectively treat a nest.

Frequently asked questions

A:Wasps and bees both belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. It is thought then bees have descended from the wasp!
A: Despite their bad reputation wasps are actually helpful pollinators and good pest controllers when it comes to ‘crop pests’! One species of wasp is even good at controlling cockroaches, the jewel wasp lays an egg in the belly of a cockroach and the larvae eats the cockroach from the inside out! This eventually kills them but also prevents them from breeding.
A:The main difference between bees and wasps is that wasps are carnivorous. They feed on insects and even food other insect larvae to their offspring and this is not the case with bees.
A: This much depends on the species of wasp, however, the most common places a wasp nest can be found include; Trees, facias, eaves, sheds, lofts, and in the ground. Some wasps will even build their nest in a compost heap!
A:A wasp nest will usually only last one season, the queen will then leave to find somewhere to hibernate and the rest of the colony will die off. So, by late autumn early wintertime the wasp nest will no longer be active. It is not common for wasps to return to the same nest however other insects may decide to make use of it.
A:It is estimated that a queen can live as long as 12 months as she hibernates during the winter in order to establish a new colony the following spring/summer. It is thought that worker wasps live for around 12 – 22 days and male wasps have even shorter lives.
A:Queens will hibernate alone. They will look for anywhere sheltered where she will be protected from the elements. Places such as sheds, walls, lofts, trees and crevices tend to be favourites.
A:The common wasp and German wasps can become aggressive when they feel threatened, also towards the end of the season when the colony is significantly larger and there is more competition for food and space. This is when wasps are likely to be cranky and sting with little provocation. If you are concerned about a wasp nest near your property, then you should contact a local pest controller to come and assess the nest and then safely remove it.