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Wasps turn from beneficial insects in the spring, where they are useful pollinators, to nuisance insects in late summer, around July. By this time they will have finished building their nests, and will become attracted to drinks, food and sweet substances. Their behaviour will also start to be much more aggressive as they scavenge for food and drink from humans. This is therefore the time to start catching the Wasps, and prevent them from ruining garden and outdoor leisure activities during the summer.
Our traps are highly effective for mass catching of large numbers of Wasps & Hornets. The trap is supplied with a natural attractant that lures the Wasps inside, where they become trapped and drown from exhaustion within the attractant. Our trap and attractant is specified for Wasps and as such does not attract, or catch, Bees, Birds, or harm wildlife. It is entirely safe for use around children and pets, and contains no chemicals.
Our traps are easy to assemble. Simply fill up the trap with attractant, twist on the transparent lid, thread the vine through the top, and hang the trap in your ideal location.
Full instructions are provided on delivery.
The attractant will need replacing once it is dried out, and the trap is full of Wasps. The best way to clean out your trap, and replace its attractant, is to open and submerge the trap in a large bucket of water. This will drown any Wasps that haven't yet died and wash out the Wasp remains without risk of you being stung.
Hang the Wasp trap a slight distance from outdoor eating, and sitting, areas to draw the Wasps to different areas of the garden. The trap can be hung from any location that is desirable.
You should set up your traps from July onward for the rest of the summer and early autumn. This will ensure maximum trapping rates for the irritating Wasps.
We recommend having 1-3 traps set up in your garden from July. For larger, or smaller, gardens this will vary.
There are two variant options of our trap available to purchase:
- The Standard Wasp trap including 125ml of attractant.
- The Standard Wasp trap including 1 litre of attractant.
The trap can be used for years and replacement liquid attractant can be purchased here for additional coverage.