Who to call to gid rid of wasps safely from your home or business?

Bug King! We do wasp extermination across Auckland

So you, your family and your staff can eat in peace, we can expertly rid your property of wasps nests or those nuisance wasps that linger in search of food. 

We’ll make them buzz off!

Wasps can ruin our outdoor activities and they cause around $130 million of damage to the New Zealand environment each year. The two types of wasp that cause the most harm around Auckland are the vespula wasp and the paper wasp. These two critters seem to be on a mission to take over our rural and urban areas.

But you can help stop wasps in their tracks.

How? By calling Bug King. We’ll come and clear out the wasps nests, protecting your home, family, neighbourhood and our precious wildlife.

Paper wasps

how to get rid of wasp nest nzPaper wasps are about 25mm in length. You can easily identify them by their long, drooping back legs and slow style of flying. These guys usually live in small grey, papery nests in urban properties.  You’ll typically find their nests under eaves or in sheltered spots in the garden. They are umbrella-shaped to prevent water damage.

Paper wasps attack live insects, such as honeybees, monarch caterpillars, butterflies, and dragonflies.

Common or German wasps

Common or German wasps are the most dangerous animal in New Zealand. An estimated 1300 people seek medical attention for wasp stings across New Zealand each year. Someone dies from anaphylactic shock caused by wasps every 3.5 – 7 years. 

Wasps kill loads of insects, a valuable food source for birds, upsetting the natural food chain of our forests. They will also attack and kill newly hatched birds.

They are about 13mm in length and live in large nests underground and in trees.

Vespula wasps can play havoc with our outdoor activities. They are are major buzz kill, ruining picnics, walks in the bush, mountain biking and other fun stuff.

Fully informed wasp extermination

We will provide all the information you need on how to get rid of wasps.

What our customers can expect:

  • Highly effective treatment over a long period
  • We take the time to understand your needs and what treatment is appropriate
  • We’re prompt and efficient
  • We carefully explain the precautions required, especially when pets are around
  • We provide all the necessary information before starting any extermination work
  • 24/7 service availability.

Wasp extermination and nest control

If we can clearly see the entrance to the nest, we inject a powder directly into the nest. If the entrance is not visible, we apply a residual spray to areas where wasps land before entering the nest. 

Our focus is on your safety when exterminating the nest. We approach the nest in a way that minimizes disturbing it. This ensures the wasps become confused rather than aggressive and dangerous.

The nest is usually dead within a couple of hours.

Why do I have all these wasps hanging around my garden?

If a foraging wasp finds a good food source, it’ll return to the nest and alert the other workers. In a very short time one wasp can become hundreds. Once a food location is identified, they’ll keep returning to it until the food runs out. The wasps also forage for nesting material by stripping wood from fences, decks and furniture; this usually means a nest is nearby. 

I have a lot of wasps coming and going from one spot. Do I have a nest?

Larger wasp nests have quite a bit of traffic coming and going, so they’re be easy to spot. We strongly advise against blocking the entrance to a wasp nest. The wasps get agitated and immediately start trying to find another way in and more importantly…..OUT! 

What about wasp nest removal?

Once the nest has been treated and wasps exterminated, we do not recommend wasp nest removal; we recommend leaving it in place. Wasps don’t re-use old nests and if you remove it, the spot becomes free for another queen to build a nest.


  • $165.00 for wasp extermination & wasp nest control
  • $195.50 Set-up baiting programme for foraging wasps
  • $165.00 Follow-up visits for baiting programme

How to pay for our Auckland pest extermination services:

We accept cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard). We also offer Internet banking by prior arrangement. All invoices are subject to Bug King Ltd’s Terms of Trade.

Please read our cancellation policy carefully.

  • Cancellation of a booking on the day of appointment will incur a $100.00 + GST booking fee.
  • Cancellation of a booking made the day prior to appointment, but within 24 hours, will incur a $50.00 + GST booking fee.
  • No fees are charged for cancellations made with more than 24 hours’ notice.

Enjoy your summer.
We know how to get rid of wasps – we do wasp extermination Auckland wide. You can trust us to protect your family, and the New Zealand environment from these pests.


It’s always good to take someone else’s word for it!  Read what our customers have said about us following a successful pest removal. We can also arrange for you to speak directly to someone who has used our services, as we appreciate that you need to be absolutely certain about how our pest control works before you ask us into your home.