About Wasps

In order for the nest to be destroyed you need to locate the nest.

To find the nest you need to establish the direction the wasps are flying. To do this, place a good food source (i.e. meat or pet food) in a visible location. Once the wasp has collected the food, it will fly in a direct line to the nest.

A wasp may be scavenging for food up to 500m from the nest. Keep relocating the food sources in the direction of the nest. You may need to work cooperatively with your neighbours.

Nests are located where shelter is available. Common locations for nests include retaining walls, tree hollows and wall cavities. Nests are often underground, and will be evident by a stream of wasps entering and leaving a hole in the ground. The nest is made of grey paper mache type material. Nests constructed of mud are not European wasps’ nests.

wasps are attracted to sweet food and meat. This is why they are commonly a nuisance at outdoor eating venues and barbeques.
 Do not aggravate wasps. If a wasp is aggravated it may sting. Unlike the bee, a wasp can sting multiple times. If  left undisturbed the wasp is not aggressive to human or other animals. If a nest is disturbed the wasps release a chemical which triggers the wasps to defend the nest.