European Wasp Baits

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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. We will endeavour to make arrangements for delivery or collection of purchased wasp baits as soon as practically possible, however, our limited resources mean that it is not always possible for quick delivery around Tasmania, and please note that Wine Tasmania's members will always be prioritised. 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. 

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.

Important Information:

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 be contacted by email after your order to request your PIC, 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.

Further Information

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.

FAQ

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?

Delivery is on a needs basis and urgent orders cannot always be filled. Baits can be picked up from our Hobart office anytime with an appointment, or centralised locations in Launceston and the East Coast are arranged monthly as needed. Ordering early in the season and storing in your freezer ensures supply when you need them.

Can I order baits for my home?

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 purcahse 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.

Fees:

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:

  1. To order on-line, please click the "Add to Cart" button below. Follow the prompts to make a payment via Paypal
  2. On completion of payment, you will get an email requesting your PIC
  3. Once we receive a copy 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.

 

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