Bee and wasp control is generally considered a necessity only when wasps regularly enter homes or offices, threatening occupants, children or anyone with a sting allergy. Due to the high risk of getting stung, eliminating wasps can be tricky for anyone untrained to do so. Unlike bees, wasps can sting consecutively.
In Gauteng, most wasp control treatments are carried out on Yellow Jacket, Paper Wasp and Hornet species. Paper wasps and yellow jacket wasps are useful in controlling many species of insects and arthropods. For this reason, we recommend considering wasp control measures only when absolutely necessary
How to determine if bee & wasp control is necessary
Wasps typically build their nests outdoors under eaves and overhangs. , if there are a large number of wasps around, there is probably a nest nearby. In extreme cases, nests can also be found in the attic, attic, cavity wall or ducts.
Wasp nests start out very small, about the size of a golf ball, and usually in the spring. This is the perfect time to perform a wasp removal treatment as their numbers are still low. If left untreated, a wasp nest can grow to the size of a football and contain thousands of wasps.
Should bees and wasps be eliminated?
A wasp sting is painful but usually does not cause long-term damage. It can, however, be life-threatening if you are allergic to the venom in the stings.
The allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis and is more common in people who have been bitten several times.
Our bee and wasp removal technique
Togan Hygiene does not perform bee removal as honey bees are vital to the environment and therefore we entrust bee removal to trained and registered beekeepers who remove honeycombs without using pesticides to allow safe removal and reinsertion of nests into hives. However, treatments for wasp control are provided, removal of bees and wasps is not recommended unless they pose a threat. Our wasp control includes residual spray to treat the nest and nearby wasps. Protective clothing in the form of a bee suit is required to avoid being stung when eliminating wasps.