The unstoppable asian wasp in Malaga

Mild Winters and Lack of Predators, a Recipe for Disaster

The oriental wasp (Vespa orientalis) is an invasive species that has become a real and tangible threat on the Costa del Sol. Its expansion in recent years has been notable, almost exponential, and the mild winters mean that they hardly go into hibernation, which means that the activity of these wasps extends throughout the year.

There is no need to panic, unless you are a beekeeper.

They are quite calm as long as they do not see you as a threat to the nest.

There were already wasps before the arrival of this invasive species, some of a very similar size. Therefore, no special measures need to be taken. The main danger to people is that these wasps nest at low heights and even on the ground, which could lead to an unexpected and dangerous encounter.

If you find a nest very close to you, back away without abrupt movements to a safe place.

If the nest is on a public road, notify your local council, if on the other hand it is on your property, count on RapiPlaga for safe removal, we have qualified personnel, with the appropriate protective equipment, and we offer a guarantee on our services. If the nest is not completely eradicated or you have another nest within the next 6 months, we will carry out the removal again at no extra cost, at a fixed price.

Can it be prevented?

The expansion of this species, which has found an idyllic place in our area due to the climate and the absence of predators, suggests that it is a problem that is here to stay. But here are some tips that can help.

Do not leave food outside the house and clean up after barbecues as soon as you finish.

Prevent them from having access to fresh water, dripping showers, air conditioning drains, etc. If you have a pool, putting a cover on it also helps to turn them into saltwater pools, which in turn provides many other advantages.

How does RapiPlaga eliminate wasps?

To be as effective as possible, we treat the wasps before dawn or after sunset.

We do this so that all the wasps are in the nest, doing it at midday will only eliminate a small group of wasps, as most will be out looking for food and water. When they return they will be especially aggressive and rebuild the nest with a high probability.

We use authorized biocides specific for this purpose which we can apply with poles that allow us to treat more than 8 meters high.

Our staff is highly qualified and has a lot of experience, so if you need us, do not hesitate, count on RapiPlaga, Fast and Guaranteed.

At your service 365 days a year.


If you are a beekeeper and have read this far, I understand you are concerned, and rightly so.

We recommend carrying out trapping for queens, seeking information on electric harps and implementing them as soon as possible.

At RapiPlaga, we will be delighted to organize informative talks and workshops where we can share our knowledge and create a network of collaboration.

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