Our next guest has been working hard to take the sting out of this summer. Nelson-based insect ecologist, Richard Toft, has developed a protein-based wasp pesticide. Vespex has been on trial in the South Island and has achieved a more than 95 per cent reduction in wasp numbers. But the best thing of all, is that it doesn't hurt bees. And now the product has been released for public use. Richard Toft, is from the company behind the bait, Entecol.