Exterminator of the waste (Optional Quest) in MHW

Exterminator of the waste mhw optional quest

  • Quest Type: Optional Quest
  • Quest Location: Wildspire Waste
  • Quest Rank: 2

The Meowscular Chef has asked you to head to the Wildspire Waste and kill a few Vespoids but failed to state the reason why.

By referring to them as “punching bag with wings”, perhaps The Meowscular Chef just hates these insects and wants them dead or they could be part of a recipe of his.

You will need to make your way through the Wildspire Waste and kill a certain number of Vespoids as requested by The Meowscular Chef.

Quest Info

  • Quest Type: Slaying Quest
  • Objective: Slay 14 Vespoid
  • Quest Giver: Meowscular Chef (Astera)

Other Monsters:

  • Apceros
  • Gajau
  • Kestodon
  • Noios


A great place to start out would be in Northeast Camp (11) since this is connected to Sector 12, which has a good supply of Vespoids.

Killing Vespoids in Sector 12 will cause more to respawn and you can simply be done with the quest in only a few minutes.

Kill the Vespoids and move around to search for the ones that respawn until you kill a total of 14 Vespoids.

Quest Rewards

Once you have killed 14 Vespoids, the Exterminator Of The Waste quest will be finished and you will be rewarded with 1,080 Zenny.

A new canteen ingredient becomes unlocked upon completion of the mission.


  • Using a ranged weapon or simply resorting to your Slinger can help you easily kill the Vespoids as they tend to fly around and may be hard to reach at times.
  • Vespoids spawn often after they are killed and have a seemingly infinite number within Sector 12, making it easy to finish the quest.
  • Be sure not to stay idle too long in front of the Vespoids as they may sting you, causing you to become paralyzed for a short duration.
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