Wasp Extermination

Enjoy your summer wasp-free

We can expertly rid your property of wasps, exterminating active nests or eradicating nuisance wasps that linger in search of food. Your safety is our primary focus.  Call Bug King on 0800 54 64 54 for safe wasp extermination across Auckland.

Info on Auckland wasp control


$172.50 for wasp extermination & wasp nest control

More about Wasps

The two types of wasp calls we usually get are:

  1. Nuisance wasps in the garden (where the nest can’t be found).
  2. An active wasp nest on the property.

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

Nuisance wasps don’t necessarily mean you have an active wasp nest nearby. It is more likely that there are trees or bushes that provide a sugar based liquid food such as nectar that the adult wasps can feed on.

Wasps are swarm feeders. 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. If you think that a nest is present, stand and watch for a few minutes. This is normally enough to establish a flight path and determine where the main activity is coming from.

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. 

Common nesting locations are:

  • Gaps in the foundation walls, like the ventilation openings, weep holes, trap doors.
  • The guttering and edges of roofing.
  • The base of thick shrubs like flax, agapanthus, tree trunks and stumps.

This basic visual inspection will normally be enough to establish if a nest is present.

I can see where they’re coming from. Should I block up the hole or throw some petrol on it?

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!  Wasps in properties that have their exits blocked will chew their way out, usually to the inside of the house.

DIY wasp extermination treatments like petrol or those available from the local hardware store can sometimes be effective, but you will need to be able to CLEARLY see the entrance to the nest. To do this you’re going to have to get close. If you don’t have the correct protective clothing, doing this can result in a serious attack. 

Never attempt to kill a wasp nest if you can’t clearly see the entrance and/or don’t have a quick, safe escape route.

What about wasp nest removal?

Once the nest has been treated and the wasps exterminated, we do not recommend wasp nest removal; we recommend you leave it in place.

The nest was built there because it was a good place. Wasps don’t re-use old nests. If you remove a treated nest, the location becomes free for another queen to build a nest another year.

Also, other nests nearby will know the location of the treated nest and will investigate from time to time to see if there is an opportunity to raid it. When they enter the treated nest they will come in contact with the powder and occasionally enough is taken back to the neighbouring nest to kill that one as well.

What we do

Wasp extermination and nest control

If we can clearly see the entrance to the nest, we use it to 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. As far as wasp extermination goes, both methods are very effective at getting product into the nest to exterminate it.

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.

Nuisance wasps

Nuisance wasps have been difficult to treat in the past as locating the nest was difficult. Broadcast treatments couldn’t be applied to areas they frequented because of the adverse impact on bees.

We do have solutions to take care of these wasps, but it all depends on the individual circumstance. Give the team a call to discuss and we’ll see if we can come up with a solution.

If you want advice on wasp extermination, wasp issues and which treatment options suit you best, feel free to give the wasp extermination team a call. Phone Bug King on 0800 546454.

Preparation & Aftercare

No preparation or aftercare is required.


Our internal treatments use synthetic pyrethroids (which are based on natural pyrethrums). The products we use have been proven safe in sensitive situations over several decades. All treatments are professionally applied and are at a level that are very safe for humans and pets. All products are readily metabolized. If you do come into contact with the treatment it will just pass straight through you and not build up in your body over time.


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.