Wasps when not living close enough to harm humans are generally a good thing to have around. Wasp’s main form of food are pesky pests that are known to eat crops and other agricultural goods. However when wasps make their home close to human habitation two world can collide. Wasps by nature are very aggressive so people who wander near their hives unknowingly are likely to get stung. Therefore many people view wasps as the ultimate house pest. In this easy to follow how to guide we will detail you many different strategies in creating a wasp trap. There are two main ingredients in a wasp trap. First is an attraction source. You need something to place in the trap that will attract the wasp to the trap otherwise the trap is useless. You also need to be able to trap the wasp after attracting it to the trap. The perfect wasp trap will be able to attract all wasps in the area and be able to trap and either keep trapped or kill the wasps.
I prefer to use natural wasps traps as they are a good trap and forget method of taking care of a wasp nest instead of you needing to manually spray the wasp and making sure all the wasps die. Natural wasp traps are also about as effective as any store bought traps and are much cheaper than any store bought alternative.
The first wasp trap is created using a two liter plastic bottle. First cut off the top of it and flip it upside down and place it back into the bottle. So you should have the opening of the bottle inside the bottle, or in other words the spout of the bottle should be inside the bottom half of the bottle. Make sure it fits securely and there are no places where a wasp can squeeze through and escape. This is the first part of the trap this created wasp trap will be able to hold any wasps that enter. There is something about the v shaped entrance that makes it impossible for the wasp to fly out of much like how minnows can’t swim out of a v shaped entrance.
The next part is putting something in the trap that will cause the wasps to flock to it. There are many option to use in your trap so you can try one at a time or a mixture of a couple. The first bait to use in your wasp trap is sugar water. Wasps can’t resist the urge to feed on sugar water so they will enter the trap and be unable to get out. If using water they may end up falling in and drowning. Another baiting technique is to place meat, which is high in protein, in the trap as it also attracts wasps, especially the queen wasp. Wasps look for protein sources when laying their eggs, what wasps do is lay their eggs in a host and their larvae will eat the host inside out. If you do happen to capture and kill the queen the whole hive will begin to die and will eventually move to a new location. This is a great wasp trap to make sure there are less potentially harmful wasps in the area however to totally eliminate them you must get your hands dirty and seek and destroy the wasp nest.
Another wasp trap that works well is to fill a large bucket up to about half way with water. Coat the rest of the bucket with petroleum jelly. Next you can either add sugar or meat to the water depending on whether you want to try to kill the queen or not. The wasps will be attracted to the bucket because of the sugar or meat that is present. The wasps will then try to land on the side of the bucket however they will simply get stuck and start to slip down into the water. The wasps will soon get their wings covered in water in this effective wasp trap and be unable to fly out. The wasps will then drown to death in the water.
However the best trap is the trap you dont have to use so be sure to use all the tools at your disposal for successful wasp repellent.