If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of wasps, wasp traps are a great option.
These traps work by attracting the attention of wasps with a sweet scent, which lures them into the trap where they become caught.
In this post, I test two promising wasp traps, and the results are better than I expected!
Read on for more details.
Why did I need to use wasp traps?
I had a wasp problem. It wasn’t a big problem, but it was noticeable. I started to see an increase in wasp numbers as I spent more and more time in my yard.
In the back of my mind, I was concerned they would build a nest in the large tree just outside my land, so I chose these traps to hang off the branches.
The wasp traps I used during this test
I used two of the following wasp traps during this test. They are available on Amazon (affiliate link) for a very reasonable price.
Here is a photo of one of them hanging from a tree:
As you can see from the image, this wasp trap is a gourd-shaped structure made of PS (polystyrene), commonly known as plexiglass, with a PP (polypropylene) lid.
This wasp and yellow jacket trap is a novel and environmentally friendly approach to getting rid of wasps. It catches hornets, yellow jackets, and wasps.
How do these wasp traps work?
As you can see by the picture, they are designed to make it easy for the wasps to enter and nearly impossible for them to exit.
The wasps are lured into the trap by a potent mixture of household products (I’ll cover these shortly).
The traps come with two pieces of string, so you can either hang them from a tree or place them on a table. As I mentioned above, I was concerned they would set up a wasp nest in the tree – so I decided to hang both from low branches.
The wasp bait I used to lure the wasps into the traps.
Here is the bait I used for these wasp traps:
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 4 tbsp of vinegar
- 2 tbsp of fruit juice
You can use other ingredients too, such as:
Where I placed the wasp traps
As mentioned above, I placed both of these wasp traps on the low branches of a nearby tree.
The reason I chose this area is that it is where I noticed the wasps were coming from. I thought catching them before they entered my yard would be a great idea!
There are many other places to put these wasp traps. You can hang them from anywhere or place the traps on a flat surface (away from the reach of any children and pets).
The results were better than expected!
After checking the traps 24 hours after setting them, I counted 6 wasps in one and 4 in the other trap.
It was an incredible start! After one day, I caught 10 wasps that never reached my yard.
As each day passed, more and more wasps were caught in the traps – counting them was a challenge. So much so that I gave up.
Sure, I still get wasps in my yard. After all, you can’t do something to stop them altogether. However, knowing that I am doing what I can to reduce the number of wasps in my yard is enough.
If you’re looking for an easy way to get rid of wasps, look no further than this simple wasp trap.
All you need are these traps and a few household products for the bait. The wasps are attracted to the sweet liquid and can’t escape.
Be sure to place the trap in an area with lots of wasps, such as on a tree (as I did), near your picnic table, or around your trash cans.
With this easy trap, you’ll be able to get rid of those pesky wasps in no time.