Bees and Wasps

Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps have a painful sting, producing histamine in the human body which can be life-threatening in some cases. It is important to be careful if you identify a bee or wasps’ nest in or around your home or business, as bees and wasps aren’t only annoying and harmful to your family, but they can also be quite damaging to your home.

Bees and wasps often set up nests, hives or swarms in the cavities of structures, which can require costly repairs if left for long periods of time. A bee hive is full of honey which can cause considerable damage to your home. And a wasp nest in a cavity of your home can eat at the plaster, so if you see bubbling in your walls or ceilings don’t poke at it, you may get a nasty surprise. If you notice a nest on your building it’s best to call in the professionals for expert bee or wasp nest removal – Call the pest professionals at Dawson’s Australia for bee and wasp control in Melbourne.

Identifying Bees and Wasps

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European Wasps

European Wasps are predominantly black on their front half with yellow markings and yellow on their back half with black stripes and black dots down each side of the abdomen. They can nest in various cavities, walls and ceilings, compost bins, trees or in the ground.

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A dull shade of yellow or a golden brown colour with black stripes around their body and black legs. Bees often nest in trees or wall cavities, but can also nest in compost bins and cavities such as old suitcases.

What to Do If You Have Bees or Wasps in or Around Your Home

  • Do not try to treat this yourself, attempting wasp or bee removal on your own can lead to serious injury. Our licensed, professional Melbourne pest control technicians use dedicated personal protective equipment (PPE) for bee and wasp removal to ensure they do not get stung. Many of our clients have called us from the hospital to treat the problem as they got stung trying to rid the problem themselves. It’s not worth it.
  • Cautiously identify the whereabouts of the nest, hive or swarm. If you do locate the area, stay well clear and remove your pets from the area. Call Dawson’s immediately to organise wasp or bee removal in Melbourne.
  • Keep food sources (especially sugar and protein) inside and secure. Bees and wasps feed on and are attracted to sugar and protein-based foods. This includes pet food as well!

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Bees and Wasps FAQs

If stung by a bee, promptly remove the stinger using a scraping motion with a credit card or fingernail. Wash the area with soap and water, apply a cold compress, and consider using over-the-counter creams for pain relief. Seek medical attention if allergic reactions occur.
Bees typically forage within a 3 to 8-kilometre radius from their hive. However, some species may travel even further. Understanding bee behaviour aids in strategic pest control.
It's crucial to hire a professional pest control service for bee hives in walls. Dawson’s Australia uses specialised equipment to locate and safely remove the hive, ensuring the bees don't return.
Professional pest control services are recommended for safe and effective removal of bee hives from homes. Attempting to do it yourself can result in stings and structural damage. Give us a call today at Dawson’s Australia on 9222 2266.
Yes, pest control services can effectively remove bees. However, it's essential to choose a service that specialises in humane bee removal, as bees play a vital role in our ecosystem. Contact Dawson’s Australia to discuss solutions to protect your home and family.
In most cases, it is advisable to leave your home during bee and wasp pest control activities. Professional pest control services like Dawson’s Australia often use specialised equipment to address infestations, and these substances can be harmful if not handled properly. Here are a few reasons why leaving your home during the removal is recommended: Efficiency of Removal: Pest control professionals can work more efficiently and thoroughly when the area is clear. This enhances the effectiveness of the removal, increasing the likelihood of successfully eliminating the bee or wasp infestation. Avoiding Agitation of Insects: The presence of people during pest control activities can agitate bees and wasps, making them more aggressive. Leaving the area minimises the risk of stings and ensures the safety of both occupants and pest control technicians. Before commencing, the service provider should provide you with specific instructions on whether you need to vacate the premises and for how long. It's essential to follow these guidelines to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the pest control process. If you have concerns or questions, don't hesitate to communicate with the pest control technicians at Dawson’s Australia to address them adequately.
Like bee stings, wash the affected area, apply a cold compress, and use over-the-counter creams for pain relief. Seek medical attention if severe reactions occur.
Professional pest control services are recommended for safe wasp nest removal. DIY attempts can lead to aggressive wasp behaviour and increased risk of stings.
Natural remedies are not recommended due to the risk of provoking wasps. Professional services can provide safe and environmentally friendly solutions. Get in touch with Dawson’s Australia to discuss your requirements.
European wasps can be particularly aggressive. Professional pest control is the safest and most effective way to eliminate European wasp nests. We have the professional expertise and PPE for our technicians to remove European wasps. Give us a call at Dawson’s Australia.
Regular inspections of your property can help identify and remove potential nesting sites. Professional pest control services can provide preventative measures.
Unlike bees, most wasps can sting multiple times without dying. This makes their stings potentially more dangerous. Seek medical attention for severe reactions.
Removing wasps from a wall cavity requires professional expertise. Dawson’s Pest Control Services can safely locate and eliminate the nest without causing further damage. In Melbourne, where diverse ecosystems and urban environments intersect, professional pest control is the key to safely managing bee and wasp infestations. Always prioritise the well-being of these essential pollinators while addressing pest control needs.

Why Choose Dawson’s Australia


Your home is your most important asset – keep it protected! With over 60 years of experience in the industry, you’re in safe hands with Dawson’s Australia.


All treatments are carried out by professional, licensed pest services technicians. We always adhere to Australian standards and use only the highest quality products to ensure your pest problem is treated thoroughly.


Our professional pest technicians are trained not only to treat the pest problem but also to look at the root cause. They will take the time to understand your concerns and provide feedback and recommendations on how to minimise pests in and around the property.


All of our professionally trained and experienced technicians take the utmost care when carrying out treatment at your home or business and will work with your family to accommodate any needs.

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