We are responsible for removing any pest infestations on public land we manage.

Pests on public land

We implement an ongoing pest control program to monitor and treat pest infestations.

Importance is placed on removing immediate problems like wasp or bee infestations in public open spaces such as footpaths, park/reserves and other places of gathering.

We are constantly monitoring and treating these pest infestations.

When you find a beehive on any of our land, let us know immediately for prompt action by phoning 03 5272 5272 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Bees and wasps nests are often identified on the Barwon River walking tracks.

Anywhere south of the Queens Park Bridge along the river walking tracks is Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) responsibility.

Anywhere north of the Queens Park Bridge along the river walking tracks is Council responsibility.

During business hours

Contact us by telephone or email.

Outside of normal business hours

If you feel it is not immediately dangerous to anyone, call us on the next working day.

We can still be contacted on 03 5272 5272 outside of business hours if you feel it is dangerous.

In a life threatening situation or time critical emergency always dial 000.

Pests on private land

Bees, wasps, ants and rodents can cause problems on your property. It is the owners/occupiers responsibility to remove pests from private property.

A private pest controller can assist in the removal of the pests or you may be able treat the problem yourself with products that are readily available from most hardware stores and supermarkets.

Prevent pest infestations by:

  • eliminating their access to your building structures
  • removing any conditions on your property that are conducive to breeding and harboring pests
  • monitoring structures on your property to eliminate any access points for insects and rodents such as cracks, crevices, openings etc. Prevent the build up of materials, vegetation or other refuse that provide ideal environments for pests to harbour and breed
  • removing any fallen fruit as this is a major food source for insects such as bees, wasps, mice and rats. 

If you identify the site of a pest problem on Council land you should contact us. 

Wildlife issues

Go to wildlife assistance for information about snakes, possums, kangaroos, bats, flying foxes.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 2 March 2022