Council offers a service to destroy European Wasp nests on private and commercial properties.
Identifying the location of European Wasp nests is the responsibility of the landowner. Actual nests are not normally easily seen - signs of a nest might include numerous wasps flying in and out of:
More information on European Wasps.
More information on other wasps.
Do not attempt to dislodge a wasp nest. A wasp's sting results in fiery pain and red swelling, an ice pack may help soothe stings. Poisons Information Centre.
European wasps have very direct flight patterns between their nest and food. They can fly up to 500 meters from the nest in search of food and fly directly back to the nest once food has been obtained.
Discourage wasps from your property by:
Note: When eating outdoors use caution when drinking out of cans or bottles as wasps may enter the containers, use clear containers or a straw.