Malum Southern Pest & Bird Control
wasp nest removal and control
Wasp and Hornet Nest Removal
Wasps are large insects, 22mm long, with distinctive black and yellow stripes and a smooth stinger. It is difficult to distinguish between the different species of similar size and colour.
There are seven species of social Wasp including the Hornet, which can easily be distinguished by its larger size, orange/brown colour and the noise it creates whilst flying.
Wasps normally produce nests beneath ground but become pests when they build nests within roof voids or hedges close to people.
Their life cycle starts in March/April when the fertilised queen wakes from hibernation. The queen first chews wood into pulp and builds a 10-cell nest, the size of a golf ball. In each cell she lays a sticky egg. The eggs must stick, or they will fall from the vertical cells.