ANIMAL PEST CONTROL
Some animal species are regarded as pests in New Zealand because, when feral or roaming outdoors, they threaten the health of native ecosystems or primary production sector.
Where valued in other situations for hunting, production or as pets, management is required to minimise their pest impacts.
Predator Free 2050: A practical guide to trapping (PDF, 4,690K)
Predator free 2050: Department of Conservation Resource page
Predator Free 2050 website
Pest Animals and Plants in Tasman & How to Deal to Them!
Best Practice Guidance for Predator Control
Trapping Best Practice Guide
Identifying Agricultural Pests (animals and plants)
There is a lot of work going into getting the wasp numbers down in the bush through the Wasp Wipeout programme, but what can you do to get rid of them at home? Firstly you should identify which wasp you are dealing with - https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/wasps/
For paper wasps you should buy a specific wasp spray from the hardware store. That is the safest way to deal with them. We have found spraying the nest in the evening or at night is best as the wasps are back at the nest for the night and are less active
For Vespula wasps you can use Vespex bait which can be purchased from Merchento here in Nelson.
Merchento - https://www.merchento.com/
Good luck and be careful!