This simple wasp trap protects your outdoor spaces from bothersome wasps, hornets and, flies. Simply hang the wasp trap up in your garden, gazebos, or pub garden. Wasps are attracted by the smell and colour of the trap, keeping your outdoor space free from buzzing visitors. The trap is filled with a sweet liquid and has several holes for entry. Thanks to its clever design, wasps are unable to exit once inside.
To fill, unscrew the lid and add your chosen bait. Hang the trap at a safe distance from your home to avoid attracting wasps inside. When the trap is full, empty the contents and re-fill it ready for your next use.
In order to protect our native bees, add a protein to the trap such as bacon. Wasps are drawn in by high-protein foods, whereas the bees will show no interest (CHECK TIME OF YEAR FOR THIS). Other suitable baits include beer, wine, sugar and water, honey, or energy drinks. If you wish to trap fruit flies, alter the bait. As the name suggests fruit flies prefer fruit, so a mixture of cider vinegar, red wine, and sugar is great for attracting them.
Quantity – Each pack contains 1 wasp trap, with a detachable lid and hanging hook.
Benefits – The wasp trap is reusable time and time again and does not require the use of any harmful chemicals.
Where should I put my wasp trap?
You can use your wasp trap where ever you find wasps to be a problem, but try to place it slightly away from the target area so that you don’t bring them in too close. For example, if you have wasps around your garden patio then place the trap in a nearby tree so that you aren’t attracting them to your patio.
What should I use inside the Wasp Trap?
Wasps are mainly attracted to sugar and protein. Using a sugary drink such as an energy drink will work great. Alternatively, you can use water mixed with a lot of sugar, or you can use honey. The key ingredient is sugar.
When should I replace the bait in my wasp trap?
We recommend changing the bait in your wasp trap every 15-20 days depending on the weather and how many insects are in the trap.
What do I do when my wasp trap is full?
Once your trap is full simply pour out the contents and replace the bait.
How do I avoid trapping bees?
We need to do everything we can to save our bees. The best way to keep them out of your wasp trap is to add a protein into your bait such as bacon. This will still attract wasps but won’t attract bees.
How can I get rid of wasps in my garden?
Wasps can be a complete pain when you’re trying to enjoy your garden during the summer months, and no one wants to risk chasing them with a fly swat. The best way to keep wasps away is to make sure there’s no reason for them to be there. Make sure that the garden is cleaned up after a BBQ and no food is left out for a long period of time to discourage them from visiting. However, you can’t be responsible for your neighbors or you may just be unlucky enough that you have a wasp nest close by, so you’ll always have them around. If this is the case them trapping them is the best option. Simple to use wasp traps allow you to make a bait and keep the wasps at bay.