Wasp and bee control

Wasps and bees present different issues and risks to properties, children and pets, but the primary concern is the presence of a nest, as these can be hard to control and even harder to remove once they are established. That's where we can help.

Bee control

WHY BEES?

Often, bee infestations result in unwanted encounters, which are far from pleasant experiences. What’s more, these encounters sometimes turn fatal for the victims of Honey bee attacks. Such a situation is an example of a typical case of Honey Bee Infestation.

Honey bees become a big nuisance and a threat for human beings and other animals when they start inhabiting localities in abnormally large numbers.

Bees start building their hives in almost every possible place; in the cracks of walls, in attics, in boxes, in pipes, in ventilators, in shades, on trees in your garden, in garages, and in every other place you can think of that has been untouched for only a few days.

You will be astonished to know that honey bee hives were even found in the barrels of guns that were not in use.

Three of the most commonly encountered bees by homeowners are honey bees, carpenter bees, and bumblebees.

These bees usually become active in the spring with the warm weather and flowering of plants. They remain active throughout the summer and into the fall. Cooling temperatures in the fall prompt them to prepare to overwinter. During the winter months, their activity decreases to the point where they are not seen unless on a warm winter day.

Apex Property Solutions believes in protecting Bees as they are highly beneficial to our environment and some species such as the Honey Bee are under attack by the varroa mite, which has destroyed most wild Bees with only Bee Keepers safeguarding remaining colonies.

The natural habitat of the Bumble Bee continues to disappear due to modernisation by humans, with a significant decline in recent decades. Apex Pest & Property can get bees nests relocated if need be and will only destroy a Bees nest or colony as the very last resort if the risk is considered a serious threat to people.

Wasp control

WHY WASPS?

Several types of social wasps are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of fallen fruit. Some of these wasps may scavenge for dead insects to provide for their young. In many social species, adult male wasps will sometimes visit flowers to obtain nectar to feed on in much the same as honey bees.


Wasps also eat huge numbers of native insects and have been seen killing newly hatched birds.

Generally, wasps feed on nectar only as adults. Many wasps are predatory, using other insects as food for their larvae.

Wasps build their nests in a variety of places, often choosing sunny spots.

Nests are commonly located in holes underground, along riverbanks or small hillocks, attached to the side of walls, trees or plants, or underneath floors or eaves of houses. Wasp nests are most easily found on sunny days at dawn or dusk as the low light levels make it easier to spot the wasps flying in and out of their nests.


Wasps will attack and sting humans, particularly if threatened, so care should be taken around wasps and their nests. Wasp nests found in public places (such as in latrines or other commonly used public spaces) should be reported to a pest control service for destruction and removal.

Wasps do not reproduce via mating flights like bees. Instead, social wasps reproduce between a fertile queen and male wasp; in some cases, queens may be fertilized by the sperm of several males.

After successfully mating the sperm cells are kept stored in a dormant state until they are needed the following spring. At a certain time of the year (often around autumn), the bulk of the wasp colony dies away, leaving only the young mated queens alive. During this time they leave the nest and find a suitable area to hibernate for the winter. However, in the perfect conditions, these pests can be active during the colder months as well.

Apex Property Solutions has a wide range of products and methods to help get rid of mice and will give you expert advice on controlling, monitoring, exclusion and elimination of wasps.

We will also leave you with a comprehensive report and recommendations on housekeeping, proofing, and exclusion to help eradicate and control wasps.

Get in touch with us now to sort your property maintenance and pest control needs.