Taking the Sting out of stinging insects

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Taking the Sting out of stinging insects

Taking the Sting out of stinging insects

With the weather in Sydney starting to warm up, it is a good time to talk a walk around your property to check for any nests or hives built by stinging insects


Only female Bees & Wasps are only capable of stinging


The majority of stinging insects live their entire lives without ever stinging


Some species of wasps and bees cannot sting


Most bees & wasps ONLY sting in self – defence

How to prevent bee & Wasps Stings

  • Limit flowering plants. Bees and wasps are attracted to nectar found in flowers.
  • Avoid leaving leftover food from BBQs or picnics outside
  • Avoid eating sugary foods outside
  • Keep food covered tightly
  • Wear closed toed shoes
  • Inspect the exterior part of your property for first signs of hive making

What are the most common variety of stringing insects ?

  • Bald-Faced Hornets
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Mud Dauber Wasps
  • Paper Wasps
  • European Honeybee
  • Bumble Bee
  • Asian Honeybee

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: One way many people are stung is when drinking sugary beverages. Bees and wasps are attracted and have the potential of unknowingly entering the vessel, when the beverage is drunk stings can occur to the throat and mouth causing severe allergic reactions.

It is important to note that not all insects post threats to humans. Some species of bees and wasps can be more aggressive than others, and many are beneficial pollinators and predators.

Humans can avoid stings and co-exist with bees and wasps by being aware of their surroundings when venturing outside.

If the presence of bees and wasps have become a threat to your outdoor recreational activities by taking up home in and around your property, Sydneys Best Pest Control technicians are trained to remove nests and hives safely.

Call us on 1300 760 0 45 or contact us through our website for free advice & a no obligation free quote.

Further Reading

Bee & wasp Control



How to prevent stings this spring

When Bees Swarm

Pool Safety – Bees & Wasps

Bees and Neonicotinoids