Bees & Wasps

Perkins Exterminators are a family business who have provided advanced bee and wasp control and management to Melbourne homes and businesses for over 40 years. For the health and safety of your family or work team, ensure you identify any potential pest problems and manage them before they cause long term damage. For effective management of bees or wasps, call Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.

Bees and wasps can cause damage to your home and cause a painful sting. To some, a bee or wasp sting can cause a fatal anaphylaxis reaction. It is important for health and safety in your home or business that you effectively manage wasps and bees when you first notice a problem developing. Even better, professional prevention methods can ensure a problem does not appear.

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    Controlling a swarm of bees can be difficult and removing a hive can unfortunately be dangerous. Professional removal and pest management for bees is safer and more convenient than home removal. The professionals at Perkins Exterminators have the knowledge and equipment to target existing hives and limit future infestations.

    What is the Difference Between a Swarm, Nest and Hive?

    A swarm of bees is a collection of adult bees that temporarily hang off a branch or bush. Swarms do not include comb with honey or pollen. Beehives contains colonies of bees. These larger structures house the bee nests where pollen and honey are stored.


    When a wasp nest is disturbed, large numbers often attack. It is important that wasp problems are identified at an early stage of infestation, as large swarms are often more aggressive and increase the chance of a sting. Wasp nests can be found in the ground and on buildings.

    Termites operate by forming colonies in a location with consistent climate conditions. These colonies are most commonly formed underground and have fine mud tunnels that branch off the colony, leading the termites to their food source. Termites are often referred to as white ants, however this is incorrect terminology as there is no such insect.

    What Attracts Wasps to an Area?

    Moisture and food are known to attract wasps. By completing the following, you may reduce the presence of wasps:

    ​Ensure no food scraps are left on the ground.
    Rubbish bins should have secure lids.
    Keep compost covered.
    Cover swimming pools when not in use.
    In addition, if you notice wasps in your outside area, avoid drinking from cans or bottles where you cannot view the contents. A clear glass or a bottle with a lid is a good alternative.

    Bee and Wasps Sting

    A bee or wasp sting can cause pain, redness and swelling. A small percentage of the population have anaphylaxis, meaning a bee or wasp sting could be life threatening.

    If you suspect anaphylaxis, often characterised by swelling of the face and tongue, dizziness, trouble breathing or nausea, act immediately and seek urgent medical care. People with a known allergy may also carry an EpiPen.

    Worried about Wasps and Bees at your Home or Business?

    Perkins Exterminators have an experienced and friendly team with the capacity to complete domestic inspections and large-scale commercial contracts. They work with schools, industrial sites, government facilities, workplaces and families to achieve their customer’s best outcome. For more information on bees and wasps or to book an inspection or extermination, contact Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.