Incidents Pest – Bees

Bees are wonderful creatures that provide us with sweet commodities such as honey, bee wax and foods (technically, we won’t have most of the fruits and vegetables if the world is without them, as pollinators). Wasp are beneficial insects that plays important role as pollinators as well as predators to other insects.

Even so, sometimes, they can be pest to your house, especially their hive is near to a property and the tenant may be exposed to the risk of getting stung (Yikes!). Bee and wasp stings can be painful and may cause anaphylactic shock to allergic person.

 

Before any treatment can be made, it is important to identify whether the flying insects you encountered are bee or wasp. Different species of the mentioned flying insect have different level of damage and threat of stings.

Bees

  • Has large amount of fine hair surrounding the body
  • Not aggressive if not disturbed, very friendly and avoid human
  • Will not harm human if nest is not disturbed; Occasionally a nuisance pest to human; swarming bees do not attack human
  • Normally housed in human-made hives (for honey production); wild bee may nest in wall voids, on top of trees or inside hollowed tree

How to control bees?

1. Hive removal

  • We provide hive removal services. For safety purposes, chemical will be sprayed at the surrounding of the hive before removing the bee hive.

2. Proofing

  • Seal up crack and crevices at the external wall of your house. These spaces may attract them to nest in it.
  • Cut tree branches that overhang your house and keep your garden free of leaf debris as these may also be potential nesting area.

Wasp

Yellowjacket

  • Yellow and black-banded, long abdomen; when flying, legs are not seen
  • extremely aggressive; They are attracted to bright-coloured clothing and sweet-scent perfume
  • The sting is extremely painful
  • some nest in-ground, some attach nest to tree branches or shrubs, or under eaves and porches of homes. Queen never re-inhibit old nests

Hornets

  • may be black and white in colour; may be golden coloured;
  • extremely aggressive; easy provoked; Known to sting repeatedly and cause anaphylactic shock
  • Large oval, paper nest; Usually found in vegetation (either on trees or in bushes
  • Hornet queens do not re-inhabit old nest

How to control Hornet/ Yellow Jacket

Contact

Contact Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia or Malaysia Civil Defence Department (JPAM) is highly recommended

Proofing

  • Seal up crack and crevices at the external of your house that may attract them to nest in it.
  • Cut tree branches that overhang your house and keep your garden free of leaf debris as these may also be potential nesting area.

Source reduction

These wasps may be attracted to potential food sources such as meat, rotting foods and sweets. Do not leave rotting fruits and vegetables, freshly cut meat and trash can open to the environment.

Mud daubers or potter wasp

  • long and slender, usually black in color, and may have pale markings or a metallic luster;
  • Nest is built by using mud; each hive can only nest 1 wasp’s egg
  • mud nest can be found under eaves, porch ceilings, in garages and sheds, barns, protected building walls and attics.
  • Mud daubers and are not normally aggressive, but can become belligerent when threatened.
  • Stings are uncommon; they can deliver painful sting

How to control Mud daubers and potter wasp

Hive removal

We provide hive removal services. Chemical will be sprayed at the surrounding before removing the bee hive.