European Wasps have proved to be destructive pests of soft fruit in Tasmania. With the support of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Wine Tasmania has secured a permit from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to use Fipronil insecticide in wallaby mince baits for the management of European Wasps.
Baits are available by order only and will need to be collected in person by the purchaser.
Baits are located in Hobart and drop offs to central locations (ie. Launceston) are organised on a needs basis.
Urgent orders can not always be filled immediately.
Persons who can use this product under this permit: Licensed pest controllers, government and local council employees and primary producers (holding a Property Identification Code - PIC) only. Application for a PIC from DPIPWE is available online here. You will be contacted by email to request your PIC, please have it handy as failure to provide this will void your transaction.
Baits must only be stored and used as per the permit.
It is illegal to make your own baits and Wine Tasmania is the only licensed producer in Tasmania.
A copy of the permit is available here.
Instructions for building and using a bait station available here.
Bait station label is available here.
A fact sheet on managing European Wasps is available here.
Non-member price is $95.00 (inc GST) per pack of 5 baits.
Wine Tasmania member price is $65.00 (inc GST) per pack of 5 bait.
How to Order:
- To order on-line, please click the "Add to Cart" button below. Follow the prompts to make a payment via Paypal
- On completion of payment, you will get an email requesting your PIC
- Once we receive a copy of receipt of your PIC, we will then arrange for transport. No PIC, No delivery.
Wine Tasmania is the peak body representing Tasmanian grape growers and wine producers and has agreed to allocate resources to securing the permit, producing and distributing the baits for Wine Tasmania members, as well as the broader community.
Wine Tasmania members will need to log in to access the discounted fee. Please contact Wine Tasmania is you have forgotten your login name and password.