What type of wasps are in Adelaide?
1) The European Wasp
2) The Australian Paper Wasp and
3) The Mud Wasp.
Of all three, it’s the European wasp that causes the most problems for Adelaide home owners.
- thin yellow legs
- mostly yellow abdomens
- triangular black markings
Wasps will travel up to 500m to find food or water. European wasps are also rather lazy hive makers and will build them in trees, under ledges, or underground. This can make finding and treating the hive quite difficult. (but not impossible) What you will notice when you near a nest is that there will be more activity. Take a photo of where you believe the nest is, it could be a hole in the ground or a grey paper-mache looking mound in a tree or under a ledge.
Tips to DISCOURAGE European Wasps from your property:
It’s not a European Wasp so what is it?
Paper wasps have rust coloured abdomen, eat caterpillars and other insects, and will only sting if their nest is disturbed.
Mud wasps are solitary, eat spiders and other insects, and their abdomen sits at the end of a thin yellow protuberance from the thorax.
If you are doing all you can to deter wasps from your Adelaide home then it’s time to give MD Pest Control a call. I have options for Wasp Control that range from baits; dusting and some sprays - call and ask or book online now.