I am often looking on the web for neat ideas to try and sometimes I even look through pinterest for ideas. There have been many times where I have seen a “green” way of making a wasp trap. I like the idea of this as it would be like a set it and forget it type thing and I would not have to seek out nests and spray with a bunch of chemicals.
In my readings I discovered that there are two kinds of bait to use when trapping wasps. There is the protein bait which is to be used in the Fall and heading into Winter, then there is the sweet bait to be used in the Spring and Summer months.
The protein type baits can be meat and the sweet bait can be fruit juices and fruit chunks, some have used vinegar and sugar or even sugar water.
To build one you can use a 2 litre plastic drink bottle and you cut the top off and flip it making like a funnel into the rest of the container. Drop your bait in there and let it catch all the nasty pesky wasps.
I have tried this twice, once in the Fall and now in the Summer and I can tell you that for me both times I was trying to catch yellow jackets and red wasps and it did not work either time I tried it.
Here is a short video to show you.
So if you have had better luck, or can show me what I am doing wrong, please leave a comment below on this page or in the comments on the youtube video.
Thanks for watching.