Bee & Wasp Removal in Brisbane
When you have an infestation of bees or wasps in your home it is best to call in the professionals at Pest Control South Side. We have decades of experience in safely removing and relocating your bee and wasp hive so that your property is returned back to safety and in a way that doesn’t harm the bees or wasps.
Why Bees Are Important
Did you know that bees are one of the most important members of the world’s ecosystem? This is because bees not only produce that delicious honey we all love, but they also help to pollinate the beautiful flowers that decorate our country as well as our crops, increasing yield to make sure that all of us have enough to eat. Bees are so important that we couldn’t actually live without them! This is why bees shouldn’t be considered as pests, and why we work to safely relocate bees and wasps from your property rather than exterminating them.
What Bees are native to Brisbane & Australia?
We are lucky to have a few incredible species of bees that are native to Australia. Here are some of the most common that you may have seen:
Australian Stingless Bees
These are tiny bees (3-5mm) and probably the most known of Australia’s native bees. They are black and stingless. Just like most bees, the colony consists of a queen, male, and numerous number (hundreds or thousands) of worker bees. These bees usually make nests inside hollow trees, but in northern areas they also nest in urban settings such as underneath concrete footpaths. Stingless bees are the only native bee species that are legally available for sale, but has been classified among the bee species under threat from human development.
These are solitary insects and popularly known for their glittering stripes of whitish and bluish colours across their black abdomens. At8-13mm long, they are slightly longer than stingless bees. You will mostly find these bees darting around abelias and lavenders flowers. Unlike most bee species, female blue banded bees are the ones that build the nests. According to recent research, it has been proven that this species can be valuable pollinators of greenhouse tomatoes.
Green Carpenter Bees
This is another species that’s popular with those keeping native bees. An adult green carpenter bee measures up to 17mm long making them larger in size compared to most native bees. They are metallic green with tints of blue and yellow making them among the most attractive bee species in Australia. Although there has been a phenomenal loss in population due to land clearing, these bees can be found on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
Yellow And Black Carpenter Bees
They are named carpenter bees because they cut nest burrows in soft timber. Yellow and black carpenter bees are 15-24mm long making them the largest bee species in Australia. Unfortunately they have seen their population dwindle due to human activities such as land clearing.
These are just a few of the native bee species in Australia. There are other species such as homalictus bees, masked bees, resin bees, leafcutter bees and teddy bear bees amongst other species. Fact is that most of these bees’ population is shrinking, concerning entomologists.
How we Remove Bees & Wasps
As bees play such an important role in the Australian environment as key pollinators of many native plant species it is important that they are removed safely from your property. We understand that having a bee problem certainly isn’t ideal, especially for those with children or allergies. That is why we are here to quickly and safely rescue the bees on your property and relocate them to a more suitable location.
Bee or Wasp Problem?
Have you got a hive of bees or wasps taking up residency on your property? The team at Pest Control South Side are here to help. You can contact our team today by calling us on 1300 767 770 or click here to contact the Pest Control South Side team through our website.