Changed Fees: $5.00 (inc GST) per bag of 5 baits.
Wine Tasmania holds a permit by the Australian Pests & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to produce and distribute Fipronil-based baits for the management of European Wasps in Tasmania. Wine Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation, representing its wine producer members, and took on this permit four years ago specifically to support its wine producer members impacted by European Wasps. Whilst it is outside Wine Tasmania's core role, we also offer Fipronil-based baits for sale to other primary producers around Tasmania. With support from the Tasmania Government for the 2018/19 season, Biosecurity Tasmania will now take over the distribution of wasp baits.
We encourage you to consider early baiting of European wasps and ordering baits well in advance.
Baits are available by order only and will need to be collected in person by the purchaser, and details and pick up locations will be provided in an email following purchase.
Persons who can use this product under this permit: Licensed pest controllers, government and local council agencies and primary producers holding a Property Identification Code (PIC) only. Application for a PIC from DPIPWE is available online here. You will need to enter a valid PIC during the order process, please have it handy for 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.
When should I bait for European Wasps?
You should use poisoned baits whenever wasps are actively feeding. This could be any time of the year and it is recommended to begin early in the season to reduce numbers before critical times. To test whether wasps are feeding, use non-poisoned wallaby mince. Once a feeding pattern is observed and established, swap the meat for poisoned baits
When can you deliver the baits?
Wine Tasmania will not be delivering baits. Baits will be available for collection only and you will be emailed directions following your purchase.
Can I order baits for my residential home?
No. Baits can only be supplied to agriculture professionals or licensed pest controllers. If you live in a residential situation and have a wasp problem please contact your local council or pest controller and they will be able to purchase and manage the wasp baits on your behalf.
Can I purchase one bait only, not a bag of five?
No. Baits are only sold in bags of five. The baits will keep for a couple of years in the freezer.
What is a PIC?
A Property Identification Code (PIC) is a unique code allocated by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) to a property. The PIC is an integral part of the livestock identification and traceback system used to ensure food safety and is recommended for all properties conducting primary industry enterprises to manage animal or plant disease outbreaks or chemical contamination. Find out more here.
How long do the baits keep?
We recommend using frozen baits up in the two years following purchase. This is due to the meat degrading in the freezer over time.
Why are my baits different sizes in the pack?
Baits are made by hand in an approved laboratory, under a fume hood with full protective gear. As they are handmade, variances may occur between baits and between bags, and the amount delivered is only ever approximate. Our best efforts are taken to make baits consistently.
I am under attack by wasps now, can I get them immediately?
No. Our best efforts will try to facilitate your purchase as quickly as possible, but there may be a delay in communications. We recommend purchasing early and baiting early to alleviate any risks of inundation by wasps.
How to Order:
- To order please click the "Add to Cart" button below.
- MAKE SURE YOU ENTER A VALID PIC
- Follow the prompts to make a payment via Paypal
- On confirmation of payment and valid PIC, you will receive an email with details for collection of baits.
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.
With support from the Tasmanian Government, the price is a nominal fee of one dollar per bait.
$5.00 (inc GST) per pack of 5 baits.