Oviedo fire brigade using a drone to destroy Asian wasp nests

Oviedo fire brigade using a drone to destroy Asian wasp nests. image: bomberos oviedo

OVIEDO fire brigade have come up with the unique system of using a drone to destroy the Asian wasp nests that are over-running the municipality

A firefighter from the Oviedo fire brigade has invented the most unique way of removing the growing abundance of nests belonging to the invasive species of Asian wasps, by using a drone armed with frozen poison bullets.

Firefighters in the region have become increasingly frustrated by the number of calls they were receiving from residents asking them to go and remove wasp’s nests, “Before 2019 it was quite anecdotal to receive this type of call, but now it is increasing exponentially,” said one of the local firefighters.

Pablo, the man in charge of this service, commented, “The drone carries balls that carry biocide, that when flying, impact inside the nest and kill the entire population”, and their increased workload is proof of the success of their entrepreneurial skills, as they have carried out more than 100 operations against the Asian wasps in just one month.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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