Wasp Control & Monitoring
Introduced wasps, German and Common wasps (Vespula species) have become a major problem for our natural biodiversity, as they attack insects and out compete our birds.
Wasps are also a threat to human health and recreation. To help control wasp populations, Nelson based company Merchento developed a wasp bait in conjunction with DOC. Vespex was piloted on conservation land sites in 2015 and reduced wasp activity by 95%. The protein bait, which contains the commonly used insecticide fipronil, is targeted at wasps and is not attractive to bees.
Vespex is a cost effective wasp control option for all areas large or small. M.A.D Conservation Services is an approved handler for use of Vespex.
Although not as much of a problem as German and common wasps, paper wasps have also been introduced to New Zealand. Currently there is no fix to this situation (Vespex does not get these wasps) and these wasps live in nooks and crannies all over our home environments and even in the plant guards of your restoration projects. The best trick currently is to arm yourself with a good can of fly spray and give them a blast! Early morning or evening is the best time to get these, when the wasps are hunkered down on the nest and a lot more docile.
Have you found a wasp nest?
Give M.A.D Conservation Services a call now and we will help you find a solution to getting rid of those wasps.
Find out more . . . call O27 5345 918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org