Honey Bees – although not a protected species the first course of action should be to contact a bee keeper to see if the swarm can be removed. Inseticide can be applied if the bees are likely to cause harm however every effort must be made to remove any honey made after the treatment has been completed. Other species of bees are unlikely to require any type of treatment. Wasps – if the nest can be located this should be directly treated with a suitable insecticide. Flying insect control units are also effective especially when the nest can not be located. Ants – the best method of controlling ants is to remove the food source. Although insecticide can be applied, unless the nest is located and destroyed the infestation is likely to return – gel and bait formulations will help to do this. A professional contractor like Wynyard Pest Control should be employed to apply baits and insecticide in a responsible manner.