Wasps

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Wasps

Rentokil South Africa does not offer wasp nest treatments or bee removal as part of our service package; however you may find the information and advice below useful when trying to get rid of these stinging insects on your property.

Being stung by a wasp or bee is a painful experience and can be life threatening to anyone who may be allergic to stings. However, it is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasp or bee nests are properly managed.

Wasps can also be confused with bees, in particular Honey Bees - however these vary in colour from golden brown to almost black and are furrier than wasps.

Only female wasps have a sting which they can use repeatedly, if they feel threatened. In most cases a wasp sting causes no long term harm, but it can be life threatening if you are allergic to stings. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of stings.

Wasps can build nests outdoors under eaves or, if they can gain access, they can find sheltered areas inside your home, such as wall cavities, roof spaces and attics.  If a nest is discovered you shouldn’t attempt to get rid of it yourself; rather call Rentokil for expert advice on wasps, or a wasp control specialist that will be able to deal with your wasp problem.

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