Wasp Control & Monitoring in Motueka and Tasman region. Introduced wasps (Vespula species) have become a major problem for our natural biodiversity, as they attack insects and out compete our birds. In our beech forests the biggest example is the honeydew that grows on beech trees. This honeydew provides sustenance for our insects and bird life, and helps the sooty mould that is covering these trees to thrive. Wasps take the honeydew leaving none for our indigenous animals.
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. MADCS is an approved handler for use of Vespex. There is no requirement to find the wasp nests as wasps gather the bait from the baitstations and take it back to the nest. The wasps then share around the bait inside the nest to all wasps including the queen, quickly destroying the whole colony.
Have you found a wasp nest?
If you have found a nest and it needs to be destroyed, then MADCS can apply a dust directly into the nest entrance. This dust is then picked up by wasps entering the nest, and quickly kills all the wasps in the colony. This is a quick and robust way of dealing with those pesky wasp nests before they empty your garden of insects and ruin summer in your garden for the family.