2020-21 nest numbers and locations

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The 2020-21 European wasp season has now closed, with nest numbers at the lowest WA has seen in 12 years! If you were trapping this season, it's now time to bring in your trap. 

The 2020-21 season closed with 14 nests detected and destroyed in 10 suburbs and 6 Local Government Areas (LGAs). Operations spanned more than 68,100 hectares with over 3000 traps deployed. All wasp activity was limited to the Perth metropolitan area, with no regional detections. Over 400 public enquiries were received by the department, which led to four positive European wasp detections.

European wasp nests detection in Western Australia during the 2020-21 surveillance season

LGA / Suburb Number of nests
Armadale 1
Forrestdale 1
Belmont 5
Kewdale 1
Perth Airport 1
Kewdale 3
Canning 3
Welshpool 1
Canning Vale 2
Gosnells 1
 Maddington 1
Swan 3
 Midland 1
 South Guildford 2
Victoria Park 1
 East Victoria Park 1
Total 14
Map showing locations of European wasp nests in Perth metro area during the 2020-21 season
2020-21 European wasp nest locations
Map showing locations of European wasp traps in Perth metro area during the 2020-21 season
2020-21 European wasp trap locations

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