Wasp Wipeout

Community Organisation

Wasp Wipeout
New Zealand
268 days ago

Wow! Thank you for your support

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Your generosity is helping to ensure we have another successful Wasp Wipeout season this summer. Baiting is about to start in some areas so thank you to those who are volunteering to help put it out. You can donate to Wasp Wipeout here: givealittle.co.nz... or find out more here: … View moreYour generosity is helping to ensure we have another successful Wasp Wipeout season this summer. Baiting is about to start in some areas so thank you to those who are volunteering to help put it out. You can donate to Wasp Wipeout here: givealittle.co.nz... or find out more here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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274 days ago

Help us make wasps buzz off for good!

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

They ruin our outdoor activities, attack newly hatched birds, feed on native invertebrates, eat honeydew (a food source for our native birds and insects) and cause $130m of environmental damage a year! Every little bit counts and by contributing, you can make wasp-free regions a real possibility. … View moreThey ruin our outdoor activities, attack newly hatched birds, feed on native invertebrates, eat honeydew (a food source for our native birds and insects) and cause $130m of environmental damage a year! Every little bit counts and by contributing, you can make wasp-free regions a real possibility.

Find out a bit more about the wasps and how we plan to eradicate them by clicking here.
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289 days ago

DIY in the war against wasps

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct control method.

- For paper wasps, there are commercially available sprays at hardware stores around the country. The important … View more
Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct control method.

- For paper wasps, there are commercially available sprays at hardware stores around the country. The important things to note are not to get too close (these sprays can go up to four metres), and to do it at dusk once the wasps have returned to their nests. If you are unsure where the nests are, you can usually follow the wasp to it, as they don't travel too far away.

- ​Vespex is a protein-based bait which is suitable for use on the vespula wasp species. This is usually done at landscape scale as a small tub of bait can cover a large area. You don't need to find the nests as the wasps carry the bait home with them. Vespex is not at all attractive to bees. If there is a problem in your area you can learn all about the use of vespex here. You will need to be an approved user - a short 10-minute video course is all that is required. Vespex is not suitable for paper wasps as they prefer live bait. You can also contribute to our fight against wasps here: givealittle.co.nz...

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303 days ago

Thank you!

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

As of 10am this morning, we've raised $5000 towards wasp control. The more we raise the more work we can do, so thank you to those who have already contributed. If you wish to donate and find out more about the project you can do so here givealittle.co.nz...

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305 days ago

Poll: Do you know the difference between a paper wasp and regular ones?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are targeting.

Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct… View more
As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are targeting.

Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct control method.

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Do you know the difference between a paper wasp and regular ones?
  • 46.6% Yes
    46.6% Complete
  • 53.4% No
    53.4% Complete
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