Wasp Bait Starter Pack - High infestation

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Wasp Bait Starter Pack - High infestation

  • Can be used all year round Can be used all year round
  • Safe for Bees Safe for Bees
  • Stable at room temperatures Stable at room temperatures

SKU: F00133


Hawkeye Wasp Bait is now a new form of liquid bait, that has an improved formulation and has been extensively trialed in New Zealand 

Wasp Bait now comes in an easy-to-use 500mL container. It is designed to wipe out a nest in 3-4 weeks. Additional treatment may be needed for large or multiple nests.

This pack includes x1 500mL bait, x4 commercial stations, and x15 bait wells.

Controls Common and German Wasp populations. Does not control Paper wasps. No pre-baiting is needed.

This bait does not attract honeybees and we have done a lot of bee safety trials. However, we highly recommend taking every precaution when using around hives/apiaries.




This product is fantastic! The first year I had purchased this, after great advice from the consultant, the 4 big nests I had in my garden were totally gone in 3 weeks time. I had run out of bait in spring and just before Christmas the wasps started to come inside my house again so there was a nest nearby. I ordered bait online which arrived in 3 days and a week later there’s no wasp to be seen. Great product and great service!
The bait after a week appears to be attracting the wasps, with quite a number of them drowning in the bait cups in the stations.
Easy to install, only just got it so don’t know how effective yet
Easy to use, attracts the wasp quickly. Quick to assemble, check and replace the bait. Underestimated the wasps numbers so was using up the low infestation packs very quickly.
Did use the lure station initially to determine a good location.
Can't give 5 stars as I have no evidence of effectiveness yet - purchased more as an early preventative to protect my beehives rather than to fix a problem. However, it does come well-recommended. Sales service was outstanding and product really easy to use.

Directions for use

Hawkeye Wasp Bait attracts foraging wasps and is taken back to wipeout an enitre nest. Only suitable for Common and German wasps. 

Carefully observe wasp activity and locate areas where wasps are forgaing the most on your porperty. It is recommended to place the bait 5-10m away from where wasps are foraging for food (or hives for beekeepers) in the direction wasps are coming from. The height of stations set up should be based on the height that wasps are flying when approaching the food source. This is typically 1.2-1.4m above the ground but may differ depending on the topography of the specific environment. Placement of bait stations at 5m intervals along fencelines that wasps follow can also be an effective technique. 

Once placement is determined, assemble stations and attach using cable ties or screws to fences, posts and trees. Shake bait well before use. 

Haweye wasp bait does not attract honeybees. Despite this, every precaution should be taken if working with bees in the vicinity it is recommended not to place the bait stations close to areas where bees are most active. 

You should notice a reduction in wasp activity within 2 weeks of placement and elimination of the nest in approximately 4 weeks. Replace bait in the wells when they are empty, anywhere form 1-2 days depending on wasp pressure. Repeat application after 4 weeks if wasp numbers reach problem levels again (you may be dealing with multiple large nests if re application is needed).

If wasps are still present and dried bait remains after several weekes, this indicates incomplete uptake of the bait. This may be due to environemntal conditions, natural food availability or foragers not looking for food. Wait 3-4 weeks then repeat placement or contact us for further advice.

Frequently asked questions

Does the Wasp Bait eliminate an entire nest?

Yes, Hawkeye Wasp Bait has been designed to eliminate entire nests and colonies, provided that, you use enough bait for the size of the nest(s). Due to the nature of the slow acting active ingredient, you do have to be patient for the wasp bait to work, as it requires enough workers feeding on the bait and returning to the nest, along with recruiting others to come and feed on the bait. You should notice a reduction in wasp activity within a couple of weeks and elimination of the nest happening in approximately 4 weeks.

How does Hawkeye Wasp Bait differ to other Bait products in the market?

Hawkeye Wasp Bait is a protein and carbohydrate bait and the benefit of this is that it can be used all year round. It can be stored at ambient temperature and lasts for 2 years. Other similar products on the market tend to be only protein, therefore only having a short timeframe in the wasp life cycle where they require only protein for the nest. Hawkeye Wasp Bait will last out in the stations for 2-3 weeks, you will need to keep an eye on the bait if infestation levels are really high, it may need switching out sooner.

What is the active ingredient and how does it work?

Hawkeye Wasp Bait contains 0.4% indoxacarb. Indoxacarb has a low mammalian toxicity and is one of the safer insecticide active ingredients to be used around people and pets. The product itself is no more toxic than table salt (though it should never be consumed, and we do suggest to keep it out of the way of pets).

Are honeybees attracted to Hawkeye Wasp Bait?

No. We have done extensive studies and trials around New Zealand with beekeepers to show that bees have no attraction to our Hawkeye Wasp Bait formulation. It has been scientifically designed to have a deterrence for bees. Beekeeper testimonials and trial data is available upon request.

What is the difference between Hawkeye Wasp Bait and Wasp Lure?

Hawkeye Wasp Bait is formulated to wipe out nests of Common and German Wasp species. It contains a slow acting active ingredient, the wasps feed on the bait and transport it back to the nest. Wasp Lure is a non poisonous attractant that lures the wasps into the trap and works by attract and trap mechanism that once the wasps fly in, the cannot escape therefor drowning in the lure solution. This product is good for use in low infestation situations, or to work as a dual product with wasp bait to decrease the bio mass of the nest and therefore less bait will be needed during treatment to wipe a nest out. 

When should I start using Hawkeye Wasp Bait?

We recommend using Hawkeye Wasp Bait once you are experiencing high wasp pressure (20+ wasps in a vicinity at any one time. In lower pressure situations, take a look at our Wasp Lure product.

Where should I place Hawkeye Wasp Bait on my property?

Placement of wasp bait depends on where the wasps are foraging and the surrounding environment. Getting optimal placement of the bait and stations can take some time to figure out. If you are struggling to get wasps feeding on the bait, contact us for further advice.

I know where the wasp nest is. Should I use Hawkeye Wasp Bait to eliminate it?

While you can use Hawkeye Wasp Bait, if you know where the nest is located and it is a hazard to yourself or family, we recommend calling a professional Pest Controller who can get rid of the nest straight away.  

Technical Information

Hawkeye Wasp Bait is a scientifically developed bait consisting of protein,  sugar and highly attractive food-grade volatiles that draws wasps to the bait stations. The wasps feed on the sugar content of the bait and take the protein and active back to the nest to feed the young ones, resulting in wiping out the whole nest.

Hawkeye Wasp Bait is made up of wasp attractants, wasp foods and insecticide active ingredient to provide a highly palatable matrix to wasps that is taken back to the nest and eliminate it.

It has been deliberately formulated with an active ingredient that is slow acting so that it will be taken back to the nest and distributed around all the wasps instead of killing the wasp transporting it. Because of this, it takes time to work and does not give an instant kill of foraging wasps.

Foraging wasps have been given information from scout foragers on the location of good food for the nest. It is vital for the performance of the wasp bait that it is placed out where wasps are foraging, otherwise uptake will be poor. It shouldn’t simply be placed in the wasp flight path, or put out when wasps are not actively foraging, eg during times of stress or drought when nest growth slows.

Hawkeye wasp bait can be stored for up to 2 years under ambient conditions in the provided packaging. Refrigeration is not necessary.

Hawkeye wasp bait has been formulated to be attractive all year round. It can be used at any time of the year without the need for prebaiting.