Autumn is when European wasps are active. At this time of the year, they hang around food or sugary drinks, hampering your enjoyment of the great outdoors.
What to do if you get stung
European wasps have a nasty sting and can sting repeatedly. Use first-aid or seek medical help if this occurs.
How to get rid of them
Wasps are invasive pests and together we can work to clear our environment of them.
Wasps can only be eradicated by treating their nests. If there are wasps around, follow their flight path (being careful not to upset them). They can be found flying into holes in the ground, at the base of trees, in rockeries and retaining walls, and in house roofs and walls. Talk to your neighbours as the nest might be on their property or in a nearby park.
If you find a nest on private property, call a pest controller. For nests on public or council land, including nature strips and parks, call Casey Council on 03 9705 5200. When you call, provide a clear description of its location, marking the area if it is safe to do so.