Wasps & Pests

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Wasps & Pests

Bees on Public Land

Should you experience any problems with the presence of bee swarms in street trees, parks, or Council Infrastructure, Contact Council on (08) 8842 6400 so we can arrange for a pest controller to attend the site.

Please note that bee swarms on private property are the responsibility of the landholder.

European Wasps

Council will arrange for the destruction of European Wasp nests reported by members of the public (whether on public or private land). People who find a nest should contact the Council on (08) 8842 6400 and provide the following details:

  • Name
  • Contact Number
  • Address of the European Wasp nest
  • Directions to the nest on the property

It should be noted that Council are unable to assist in the locating of the nest, and can only act on reports once the nest has been located (as European Wasps can travel up to 500 meters in search of food).

Pest Plants & Vermin

Pest plants and animals can post significant threats to agriculture, the natural environment, and public health and safety across the region. The Northern & Yorke Natural Resources Management Board has implemented pest management programs to:

  • Prevent the establishment of identified high risk pests,
  • Assess and prioritise existing pests,
  • Raise awareness of priority pests, and their identification and control,
  • Assess information and advice about pest control.

Key pest animals in the Northern & Yorke region include:

  • Feral Deer
  • Feral Goat
  • Fox
  • Rabbits
  • Wild Dog (Dingo)

Priority pest plants in the Northern & Yorke region include:

  • Bridal Creeper (Asparagus asparagoides)
  • Bridal Veil (Asapragus declinatus)
  • Creeping Knapweed (Rhaponticum repens)
  • Innocent Weed (Cenchrus incertus and longispinus)
  • Khaki Weed (Alternanthera pungens)
  • Prickly Pear/Wheel Cactus (Opuntia sp)
  • Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaegnifolium)
  • White Weeping Broom (Ratama raetam)
  • Yellow Burrweed (Amsinckia intermedia)

For more information, please contact:

Northern & Yorke Natural Resources Management Board

Unit 2/17 Lennon Street

CLARE  SA  5453

Telephone: (08) 8841 3400