Bees and Wasps

Bees and European wasps are social insects that live in colonies with many thousands of members.

What are bees and European wasps?

Bees and European wasps are social insects that live in colonies with many thousands of members. They have 3 types of individuals in their colonies being the queen, drones (males) and workers. Their nests or hives can be found in trees, cracks and crevices in brickwork, chimneys, and hollows in the ground.

Bees source pollen and produce honey to feed their young whilst European wasps scavenge sugar and protein from various sources. Bees can be seen swarming in the warmer months when most stings occur. A bee contains a single sting where the European wasp is responsible for multiple stings. Allergies to bee and wasp stings are very common and can sometimes be fatal.

Only female honey bees can sting, the males (drones) are not able to sting, but if you are stung it will probably be by a worker. Queen honey bees can sting, but they remain close to the hive, and so a sting from a honey bee queen would be very rare.

One queen runs the whole hive. Her job is to lay the eggs that will spawn the hive’s next generation of bees. The queen also produces chemicals that guide the behaviour of the other bees.

Count on Complete Pest Control for your bees and wasps treatment

We use the most up-to-date and proven technologies to successfully control and eliminate entire bees and wasps.

External treatment

  • Direct application into the nest with insecticidal dust
  • Chemical mist spray to nearby vegetation may also be required

Get ready for your treatment

To prevent any contamination to pets, we recommend all water bowls are emptied and turned over prior to the treatment and any ponds, aquariums or water features are covered. Please ensure windows are closed and any pets or persons remain indoors during the external stage of the treatment & outdoors during the internal stage of the treatment.

Dogs and other pets must be secured to avoid contact with our technicians and the bees/wasps

You will need to avoid treated areas for several hours & wear covered shoes when walking outside.

Frequently asked questions about our Bees and Wasps treatment

  • Creepy crawlies need to crawl over the treatment, groom themselves and ingest the chemical. Once they have done this, they will usually become slow moving and die from the treatment.
  • You will continue to see the occasional pest from time to time but don’t be alarmed as you need to let the chemical to take effect.
  • For bad infestations, our technician may recommend a follow up treatment to be carried out a few weeks after the initial treatment.

  • If your home has eaves, the main areas where the technician will be treating won’t be affected by the weather as the rain won’t hit those areas e.g under your eaves, windows or door frames, base of the brickwork.
  • Once the chemical is dry, it bonds with the surface and it is designed to work in the rain. It takes significant amounts of rain before it will wash away the chemical

  • If your service includes us treating inside your roof void, hot weather policy does not permit our technicians entering your roof void. However, the technicians have blow dusters with a great reach and in most cases will still be able to provide the service.
  • If the weather is extreme and if the technician is needing to crawl through the roof void to provide the service, we would recommend moving the appointment to earlier in the morning or to an alternative day.