Indigenous Species

South African Paper Wasp

These are indigenous paper wasps.

They fill an important role in our ecosystem functioning as pollinators, helping keep garden pests in check and providing a food source for birds and other animals.

The invasive European paper wasp, however, is currently displacing the Indigenous wasps because the invasive wasps have no natural predators and are highly adaptable.

If the indigenous wasps are not a direct threat (i.e. they are not at your front door etc.), please leave them be.

The Invasive Wasp Control team will not remove the indigenous paper nests.

Please do not continue to log this for the team.

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