Cape Town Invasives News

Invasive wasps vs indigenous wasps - know the difference!

Invasive wasps vs indigenous wasps - know the difference!

The two invasive wasps plagueing residents of Cape Town look markedly different than the indigenous paper wasps and our local honey bees. Invasive wasps have a numerous negative effects on local fauna, including out-competing and, subsequently, displacing indigenous paper wasp species. This is why the CCT Invasive wasp control project targets invasive wasps only, even when requested otherwise. Protect our indigenous wasp species as they are already under pressure from these European invaders.

Make sure you know the difference and do not harm our indigenous insects!

Wasp ID Guide

Wasp ID Guide

Invasive wasps brochure

Invasive wasps brochure

Report invasive wasps to www.edrr.co.za and we will assist with wasp removal within the boundaries of the City of Cape Town.