Dragonfli's Wasp Control Guide
As many of you will have seen, wasps are now beginning to become a real nuisance and can now safely be categorised as pests.
At Dragonfli we aim to offer natural solutions to all manner of insect pest problems and are equipped with a highly effective Wasp control in the form of our Wasp Traps & Attractants. Read on for information on Wasps and for advice on how to enjoy a wasp free garden late this summer and early this autumn.
Wasps Are Beneficial Insects In The Spring
Plenty of people bemoan wasps, with some claiming that they simply live to aggravate and scavenge from humans. This isn’t entirely true. While wasps do become a certifiable pest and irritant later in the year, during the spring and early summer wasps are one of nature's friends. Workers collect caterpillars and other pest insects, such as Aphids, to feed their young and build their nests. During this time wasps generally go about their business and do not harass or attack humans without direct provocation.
Wasps are beneficial in the spring when they collect Caterpillars, Aphids and other insect pests to feed their young and build their nests.
Wasps Become A Pest From Late Summer
Problems with wasps begin once they've finished building their nests and feeding their young. This work is normally done from August onwards, when their queens go into hibernation. Wasps develop a need for sugary substances as a food source and start to become a nuisance in gardens and public areas where people are eating and drinking. Due to the fermented-fruit-alcohol in this sugary food source wasps essentially become drunk and are therefore more likely to sting!
Wasps become a pest from August when they've finished nest building. They will then develop a craving for sugar and harass humans in search of it.
As most of us know, being stung is not a pleasant experience. This not only affects people relaxing but often those working, such as vineyard workers who find it difficult to pick grapes when high numbers of wasps are present.
Dragonfli Wasp Traps Offer The Solution
In severe cases the only solution to control wasp infestations is to locate the nests and destroy them. There are other less intensive methods you can employ, however, to ensure you have a peaceful autumn in your garden.
Dragonfli Wasp Traps are supplied with a unique powerful attractant that attracts wasps and flies into the trap. Once drawn inside, the wasps cannot escape. The unique properties of the attractant ensure these traps do not attract beneficial insects such as bees. The scent is irresistible to wasps and you will begin to catch large numbers within a few hours of placing the traps. These traps can also be re-used for many years simply by using refill attractant.
Dragonfli Wasp Traps are highly effective in catching hundreds of wasps & diverting the pests away from your eating and drinking areas.
Ideally place the traps slightly away from seating areas to draw wasps away from places where you are eating or drinking. With two sizes of trap to choose from, you can cover any size garden or infestation!