Pest Control

Here the Council can help if you are having trouble with bees, wasps, rabbits, possums, goats or wandering stock.

Feral Goats

QLDC carries out feral goat culls in the Queenstown Area annually. If you wish to report sightings of feral goats please contact QLDC.

The Council is not responsible for goats on private land.



Please call Council on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka) if you wish to report problems with rabbits on Council land.

Council is not responsible for rabbits on private land. If you would like to learn more, please head to here.


Wasps & Wasp Traps

To report For Council property, parks and reserves please call us on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka). We will send a Contractor to have them removed.

For Wasp Traps, QLDC currently has 100 Wasp Dome Traps subsidised and for sale at $15 each. These are available on a first come, first serve basis and the traps are both reusable and highly effective with capacity to hold hundreds of wasps.

You can see what the traps look like by clicking here.

Individuals will need to make their own Lure Recipe to place in the trap, which can be done using the following ingredients:

  • 250ml water
  • ¼ cup of Raro ( has to be a bright colour)
  • 2Tbs sugar
  • 4Tbs vinegar

Mixed together and put in trap.


Feral cats

Feral cats on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. Contact your local vet for assistance – they may be able to lend you a trap.


Stock on public roads

If you come across stock wandering on public roads, please call us on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka). We will arrange for an Animal Control Officer to get them to safety.



If you wish to report Broom on Council land, please give us a call on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka). Council is only responsible for Broom on Council land. If you wish to know more please head here.


Service Requests

Please phone 03 441 0499 for urgent requests for service.