Geelong, Lorne, Surf Coast, Apollo Bay, Colac & Surrounding Areas
“They are everywhere!” is what we often hear down the phone from concerned clients. It seems that currently the European Wasp has been very busy.
While there are a number of different varieties of this bee-like pest, the most common is Vespula germanica aka German Wasp. Regardless of the actual species they are all equally unpopular and similarly dangerous.
Unlike a bee however the European Wasp can bite repeatedly and have a very sharp, painful sting – much worse than a bee or ant.
As if this is not bad enough; this particular flying pest is also naturally aggressive and highly defensive of its nest.
When under threat large “clouds” of insects will quickly form and attack anything that moves.
They are attracted to sweet things and fatty proteins – so a sausage-sizzle with a few soft drinks and a nice summer wine is right up their alley. An unfortunate fact that often brings people and wasps into collision.
The danger to people is bites around the neck, which may cause serious swelling and restrict breathing. This is particularly risky for people drinking out of bottles or cans, as wasps will often enter them for a sweet feed. Although rare; bites in in throat are very serious and have resulted in death.
If you find European Wasps on your property contact the Council or a pest controller – DIY extermination of these critters can easily go bad.
Further Pest Control Information
Great Ocean Road Pest Control is an Australian pest management company established in 1997. We are family owned and run. Based in the coastal town of Lorne southern Victoria, we service Melbourne, Geelong and the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay.
We offer pest control solutions that minimise the use of pesticides and the effect these can have on the environment.
Our service area includes Lorne, Torquay, Geelong, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Wye River, Apollo Bay, Kennet River, Bambra, Winchelsea, Colac, Deans Marsh, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Forest, Gellibrand, Marengo, and Lavers Hill.
Great Ocean Road Pest Control offers both residential and commercial pest control services. Our commercial pest control service encompasses a complete suite of solutions, suitable for any type of business. We offer:
- Full programmes for Rodents and/or insects.
- Affordable 6 or 12-month contracts.
- Servicing Retaurants, Hotels and Apartments.
- Tailored packages for Holiday Rentals and Units.
- Discrete control measures and programs.
- Estimates and Quotes performed free.