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Wasps

Why are wasps bad for our environment?

Apart from causing painful stings and the even greater dangers to people with allergies, introduced wasps cause serious problems for our native wildlife.

For more information about the types of wasps in NZ, please see: http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/animal-pests-a-z/wasps/

Also DoC is introducing a programme to allow volunteers to help control wasps. See http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2015/wasp-bait-more-widely-available-to-the-public/

If you'd like to help introduce a programme to control wasps around Le Roys Bush, please get in touch with us.

Wasps in Council reserves

  •  Council generally sends out their specialist the same day - particularly if there is a danger to the public.
  • To report a wasp infestation, please phone the Auckland Council contact centre on 3010101 giving precise location of the infestation within the reserve. The person taking the call is likely to ask you for details of the location and will look it up on a GIS map.  If you have the GIS coordinates please provide them. 
    • Please note that all parts of Le Roys Bush are managed by Council - even though some are legally DoC land.  
  • Wasps on private property can't be dealt with by Council staff - the property owner or tenant must engage a contractor. 
  • Please give your name and contact number so that the contractor can ring you if they can't find the wasps. 

Wasps on private property

  • Wasps on private property can't be dealt with by Council staff - the property owner or tenant must engage a contractor.
  • You can find advice on how to deal with wasps from this Doc site: http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/animal-pests-a-z/wasps/#youcanhelp
  • One contractor we are aware of is Recreations Services Limited.  We understand that they charge about $45 an hour including travel time.
  • If you are aware of other contractors you can recommend please let us know.

Research into wasp control


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