European Wasp Statistics

Statistics for 2018/19 - Last updated 06/08/2019

Operational Statistics

  • 166 EW nests found and destroyed.

  • EW nests found in 12 LGAs, spanning 46 suburbs.

  • 136 (82%) of all EW nests located and destroyed were in focus areas across the Darling Scarp - in the Mundaring, Kalamunda, Swan, Gosnells and Canning LGAs.

  • 98% of EW nests found were underground.

  • Close to 3800 EW traps installed, up from about 2200 used last year.

  • Surveillance carried out across some 1,300km2.

  • Almost 1000 enquiries and reports from the public received.

  • 77 public reports led to the location of EW nests.

  • Some 25% of reports that led to the location of EW nests were of wasps seen in backyards, with many seen drinking from sprinklers, bird baths, pools and dog bowls.

  • Common to reports were wasps seen around human food and drinks.

  • Eradication was confirmed in some of last year’s hot spots, including parts of the City of Swan and Bedfordale.

  • Significant hot spots for 2018-19 were the suburbs of Martin in the City of Gosnells (27 EW nests), Welshpool (12 EW nests), Kalamunda (11 EW nests) and Mundaring (11 EW nests).

  • EWs continued to be detected toward the end of the season in Banjup, Orange Grove, Lesmurdie, Walliston and Pickering Brook.

These, and adjoining areas, remain under surveillance and are high on DPIRD's priority list!

European wasp nests by Local Government Area (LGA) and suburb as of 06/08/2019
Local Government Area (LGA) No. Nests
Bayswater (C)3
Bayswater1
Maylands2
Belmont (C)4
Belmont2
Kewdale2
Canning (C)22
​Canning Vale​1
East Cannington7
​Parkwood2​
Welshpool12
Cockburn (C)14
​Banjup9​
​Beeliar​1
​Munster​2
Wattleup2
Gosnells (C)51
Beckenham2
​​Canning Vale2​
Gosnells2​
​Kenwick2​
​Langford1​
Maddington2
Martin27
Orange Grove6
Thornlie7
Kalamunda (S)31
​Carmel1​
Forrestfield4
Gooseberry Hill2
​High Wycombe1​
Kalamunda11
Kewdale1
Lesmurdie5
Maida Vale1
​Walliston1​
Wattle Grove4
Mundaring (S)25
Darlington5
​Glen Forrest1​
​Greenmount​4
​Midvale1​
​Mount Helena​1
Mundaring11
Swan View​​2
Perth (C)​​2
​East Perth2​
South Perth (C)1
Kensington1
Swan (S)7
​Bellevue1​
Guildford1
​Hazelmere1​
​Jane Brook2​
Malaga1
Woodbridge1
Grand Total166

 



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