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Wasps

  • 09 May 2017 9:21 AM
    Message # 4821296
    Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Here is a link to a Facebook post and video concerning a wasp plague in Gippsland that one of our members suggested we share.  In the video Mr Bunyip describes his baiting strategy.  I added a comment on the insecticide choice (Note that Advantage/Advocate contains a imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and Frontline contains fipronil and these are produced as cat and dog tick medications. I'm no pesticide expert but you might want to consider a permethrin (synthetic pyrethroid) insecticide. As far as I can gather they all have pretty equally low human toxicity. I think permethrin may have a somewhat shorter persistence in the environment. You can get it at the big green building store sold as ant and wasp dust/powder. They should all be kept out of the water table as they are toxic to fish.)

  • 10 May 2017 7:57 AM
    Reply # 4823171 on 4821296
    Keith

    thanks.  I missed that post.

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