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Sand Wasp Removal Melbourne – How To Get Rid Of Sand Wasps ?

A wasp is an insect with wings and yellow and black stripes across its body. Wasps have a painful sting like a bee but do not produce honey. Sand wasps live in urban areas, forests and woodlands, and heath.

Introduction to Sand Wasps

Sand wasps can deliver painful stings, but are not as aggressive as the European Wasp. They normally only attack humans if their nest is disturbed. The larvae feed mainly on other insects caught by the parents. Adult sand wasps feed on nectar but most hunt for flies to feed to the larvae in the nest.

They are excellent hunters, capturing flies on the wing, paralysing them with venom in mid-air and carrying them back to the waiting larvae. Although sand wasps may nest in a group, they do not share labour like true social insects unless the nest needs defending, in which case they may attack as a swarm.

Sand Wasp Removal

Sand Wasps Nest Identification

Sand wasp nests look almost like an umbrella opened upside down, with the hexagonal cells of the nest, constructed out of the same paper-like material as the hornet nest being clearly displayed. Sand wasp nests are tubular in design, made of dried mud or clay.

Sand wasps are black with white, yellow, or green markings. A distinguishing character is their elongated triangular labarum or upper lip. Their nests are sand burrows, many of which are often clustered together.

Preparing for Sand Wasp Removal

Sand wasps are unaggressive pests, except when people or animals are too close to their burrows leading to a painful sting. Sand wasps do not live in colonies like other wasp species. Once the late spring and summer season approaches this wasp species can increase their population and chances to sting homeowners.

Therefore, you will want to control sand wasps before their activities begin by following the recommended products and tips. Before proceeding with treatment, you will need to be sure the pest infesting your yard is a sand wasp. Misidentification can lead you to using the wrong products and treatment approach, which can cost you time and money.

Sand Wasp Removal Techniques

Sand Wasp Removal Techniques

Gently squeeze a handheld pesticide duster of standard quality, until the sand wasp nest entrance and the area around the entrance are thoroughly coated. The pesticide will treat pests that make contact, thereby eliminating them within a couple of hours.

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Preventing Sand Wasp Infestations

Avail professional services for sand wasps nest removal in Melbourne. Listed below are a few preventative practices to ensure sand wasps do not return:

Allergic Reactions and Medical Emergencies for Sand Wasps

The most severe allergic reactions to wasp stings are referred to as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis occurs when your body goes into shock in response to wasp venom.

An ice pack may be used to relieve the pain of the sting. If there is evidence of an allergic reaction, medical attention should be sought. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin)for pain relief would help, if needed. Wash the sting site with soap and water.

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