Help eradicate European wasp habitat
CANNING, Gosnells, Belmont and Victoria Park will be targets for pest management attempts this summer to eradicate destructive European wasps.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is expecting another difficult season across Perth and has asked people to look out for and even attempt to photograph the wasps to help locate their nests.
Department Pest and Disease Information Service supervisor Catherine Webb said behaviours of European wasps included feeding on meat, fruit, human food and drinks, pet food and insects, and raising their legs during flight.
“Most European wasp nests are built hidden underground, so wasps that fly in and out of a single hole in the ground should also be treated as suspicious,” she said.
A record 130 nests were destroyed last season.