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    Wasps can be very aggressive with an excruciating sting. Unlike bees, they can sting multiple times and even inject a pheromone, which attracts more wasps. In Australia, wasps like to nest in visible areas on properties, such as doorways and walls under eaves, which can easily bring them into contact with humans on a nice sunny day. Do not risk a painful sting, if you suspect a wasp nest on your property, contact the pest control professionals.

    Flick Home Protection makes protecting your family and home from pests easier than ever. Our effective and affordable pest control plans include exclusive 12 month warranty. Wasps are included in our Gold Complete Home Protection Plan. Find out more here.

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    How to Safely Remove a Wasp from Indoors

    How to Identify Wasps

    Wasps are flying insects that can be commonly found in various parts of the world. They are known for their distinct appearance and nesting habits. To identify wasps, one should take note of their physical characteristics and observe their nesting patterns.

    Wasps are typically characterised by their slender bodies, smooth exoskeleton, and narrow waist. They are usually black or brown, although some species may have yellow markings on their bodies. One key feature to look for is the black stripes or dots on their abdomen. This marking is a notable distinction of many wasp species. Additionally, wasps have two pairs of wings and long antennae on their heads.

    It is important to note that wasps can nest in various locations such as walls, trees, or the ground. They build nests from materials such as wood pulp, saliva, and mud. These nests are usually papery and have a honeycomb pattern.

    To differentiate wasps from bees, one should consider their colour and marking distinctions. Wasps are generally more brightly coloured, with bold yellow or orange markings. Bees, on the other hand, have more subdued colours, with black or brown body hair and varying shades of yellow or brown markings.

    How to remove a wasp from your home

    Preventative Measures for Wasps

    To prevent wasps from appearing, follow these suggested steps:

    1. Keep doors and windows shut: Wasps often enter homes through open doors and windows, so make sure to keep them closed whenever possible. Use screens or install door sweeps to further prevent their entry.
    2. Seal gaps around the house: Inspect the exterior of your home for any cracks or gaps that may serve as entry points for wasps. Use a caulking gun or weather-stripping to seal these gaps, paying particular attention to areas around windows, doors, and utility openings.
    3. Monitor potential nesting sites: Regularly inspect your property for potential nesting sites, such as eaves, roof overhangs, attics, or tree branches near your home. If you locate a wasp nest, hire a professional pest control service to safely remove it.
    4. Cover pools and standing water: Wasps are attracted to stagnant water sources, so cover your pool or any other standing water that could serve as a breeding ground. Clean bird baths regularly and keep other water sources clean or inaccessible to deter wasps.
    5. Consider planting wasp-deterring plants: Some plants are known to deter wasps due to their scent or other characteristics. Consider planting herbs like mint, thyme, or basil, or flowering plants like marigolds or geraniums near doorways, windows, or outdoor sitting areas.

    By following these steps, you can significantly reduce the chances of wasps appearing around your home and ensure a safer and more comfortable environment for you and your family.

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    How Wasps Are Treated

    When it comes to wasp treatment options, Flick Pest Control offers a range of effective and reliable solutions. One of the key services we provide is safe and guaranteed wasp nest removal. Our experienced technicians are trained to identify and safely remove wasp nests from homes, yards, and other affected areas. This ensures that any threat or danger posed by wasp nests can be eliminated efficiently.

    In addition to safe nest removal, Flick Pest Control also offers environmentally sustainable treatments for wasp infestations. These treatments are designed to minimise the impact on the environment while effectively controlling wasp populations. Using eco-friendly products and methods, these treatments are not only safe for the environment but also for humans and pets.

    It is crucial to emphasise the importance of wasp treatment to prevent future harm. Wasps, especially when disturbed or threatened, can be extremely aggressive and pose a significant risk to humans. Their stings can cause painful reactions, and in some cases, even severe allergic reactions. By addressing wasp infestations promptly and effectively, the risk of painful encounters and potential harm can be significantly reduced.

    These options are essential to protect individuals from the potential danger of wasp stings and to ensure a safe and pest-free environment. With our expertise and commitment to safety, Flick Pest Control provides reliable and effective solutions that prioritise both customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility.

    Shield Your Family & Home Year Round from Wasps

    Flick's Home Protection Plans

    Flick's Home Protection Plans provide effective and affordable protection for your home and family from a wide range of pests. Our Gold plan includes preventive measures to stop wasps from entering your home in the first place, as well as reactive and emergency wasp pest control services if needed. All plans come with a 12-month warranty* and easy monthly payments. With a variety of plans to choose from, you can find a plan that meets your specific needs and budget. Contact your local Flick branch to see if Home Protection is available in your area and begin shielding your family from wasps today!

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    Commercial Pest Solutions

    Integrated Wasp Solutions

    It is essential for businesses to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and customers. Wasps not only pose a health risk but also damage property and reputation. Flick’s professional commercial pest control services provide tailored solutions to prevent and eliminate any pest infestations, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for everyone. Our regular inspections and treatments help to maintain a pest-free workplace and protect your business from potential pest related damage. Trusting in Flick’s commercial pest control solutions is a smart investment in the long-term success and reputation of any business.

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    Common Wasp Questions

    1. Where do wasps live?

      Wasps build small nests in soil, inside fruit and around homes. Their nest can be made of mud or paper. European wasps are known to establish a nest underground or high up on walls.

    2. When are wasps most active?

      Wasps are most active during the day, with some species only active before the sun rises. They are most active during the warmer months of the year. Wasps can become aggressive near their nests, garbage cans or food.

    3. Why are wasps dangerous?

      The European wasp is aggressive and the second cause of hospitalisations from pests in Australia after bees. They tend to be most active when families are enjoying the warmer months outside too. Children and those allergic to wasps are the most at risk. The European wasp can sting multiple times, causing extreme pain.

    4. Do I need professional wasp help?

      A wasp nest in your garden can be dangerous, particularly for those with allergies or children. Wasps will sting multiple times if the nest is threatened. Do not disturb wasp nests. Get Flick, a trusted pest control company, to remove the wasp nest safely.

    5. What should I do if I spot a wasp nest?

      If you come across a wasp nest on your property, do not approach it. Wasps can behave aggressively when defending their home or when threatened. The safest way to remove wasps is by calling Flick, who will safely remove the nest from your premises.

    Common Wasp Species

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    European Wasp


    The European Wasp has a yellow body with black triangle shaped markings. Worker wasps are 12 – 17mm in size.


    A colony may have up to 25,000 wasps. Over winter, most of the colony dies, with only the young queen wasps emerging in spring to build nests and lay eggs. Workers take over nest building in summer, which is when homeowners may begin to experience problems with them.


    European Wasps nest in hollow trees, bushes and abandoned animal burrows. Near houses or indoors, they build nests in sheltered locations with easy access to the outside, such as in garages or lofts. They prefer sweet foods in summer, which is why they’re attracted to homes. This is when worker wasps can become pests to humans. Female wasps will sting aggressively and repeatedly to defend the nest.

    Paper Wasp


    The most common wasp encountered in Australia is the Paper wasp. The nest is a series of cells shaped like an inverted cone made from saliva mixed with wood fragments. When it dries the mixture is quite paper-like and gives these wasps their name.


    A lone female starts nest construction and lays eggs into the first cells. When they hatch she feeds the larvae on partially chewed-up caterpillars. These larvae grow into female wasps that help with nest construction and lay their own eggs. They may compete to become the dominant egg-layer of the colony by eating each other’s eggs. In the autumn, unfertilised eggs hatch into male wasps that die soon after mating with females, which fly off to start new nests.

    I found Wasps! Help!

    Don't worry, we're here to help. Follow these steps to stay safe until help arrives!

    • Call a Professional

      Call Flick Pest Control Immediately.

      If you encounter wasps in your home or business, you may be dealing with an infestation. Don’t wait until the problem gets out of hand – we can help protect your property and ensure the health and safety of those around you. Fill out the form below or call 1300 270 019 today.

    • Leave the Wasps Alone

      Trust Flick Pest Control to handle the situation

      Our pest control technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home or business. Attempting to treat wasps on your own can be risky and may not fully eradicate the problem.

      We will and ensure a safe and effective outcome for your property.

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      Don’t Go Looking Around!

      Flick’s pest control experts will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any areas where wasps may be present, followed by the development of a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the situation. By implementing effective pest control strategies, we can help ensure a pest-free environment for you.

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