If you’re after effective and safe wasp nest removal, look no further than Jim’s Termite and Pest Control Darwin.

Wasps can be extremely aggressive if disturbed. Stings can cause extreme pain, or worse, life threatening anaphylaxis.

It is not worth the risk to you and your family. Call our friendly staff today on 131546 for free, professional advice about wasp control.

What does wasp nest removal involve?

As with all our treatments wasp control requires a thorough inspection of the area. We need to locate all nests and potentially dangerous areas.

We always recommend you take a few simple measures while we carry out our treatments. These include keeping all windows and doors shut and keeping yourself and children away.

Once we think we have limited the potential risks associated with a swarm, we will apply appropriate pesticides to the area.

The choice of pesticide application will always depend on the situation. We have a variety of tried and tested products available. This can include dusts, surface sprays and traps.

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The dangers associated with wasps

If not controlled, wasps can attack and sting in large numbers, especially if their nest is disturbed.

Stings can quite often prove life threatening, not to mention being extremely painful. Their stings can produce histamine in people that can cause life threatening anaphylaxis. This makes effective wasp control essential.

Anaphylaxis can induce:

  • Rapid drop in blood pressure
  • Swelling in the airways, face and mouth
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Like bees, wasps will swarm, increasing the likelihood of stings. Attempting to remove a nest can involve being surrounded by hundreds of wasps very quickly.

How to avoid wasp stings

There are some simple measures you can take to reduce the risk of wasp stings.

It is important to remember that stinging is a form of defence. Wasps will generally only attack if they believe that they, their nest or their young are under attack. That said, you should always leave nests alone and contact professionals.

If you think a wasp is about to attack remember:

  • Don’t panic
  • Move slowly away
  • Avoid fast movements like flapping your arms or swatting at them
  • Do not scream as this can make them more aggressive

Treating a wasp sting

You may never be sure exactly how your body will react to a wasp sting. This is why we always recommend you seek advice from a medical professional ASAP.

You can help mange the pain by covering the bite area with an ice pack or a cold, damp towel.

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Aside from wasp nest removal, what you should do if wasps are an issue

If you happen to be in a high risk area there are some precautions you can take:

  • Cover food and drink when eating outdoors
  • Avoid open drink containers
  • Wash your hands and face after eating
  • Cover bin areas

Most importantly, we would strongly recommend staying away from any nest. Always avoid trying to remove or kill the wasps yourself.

Contact Jim’s technicians who are very experienced, qualified and fully insured. We’ll be happy to talk you through your wasp control options.