I am allergic to wasps.
Being stung = trip to emergency room.
As I mentioned before, there’s an overabundance of bugs right now, wasps included.
I have a store bought wasp trap. It isn’t accomplishing much. In fact, it’s been hanging up for a couple weeks and there’s not one wasp in there, yet there are LOTS buzzing around my property (and giving me multiple anxiety attacks daily).
So…what to do?
I remembered quite some time ago reading about how to make your own wasp traps, but couldn’t find the article for all the specifics so I winged it this morning and this is how:
Cut off about 1/4 to 1/3 of the top of a bottle, and round up some vinegar, salt & sugar:
Then, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of vinegar to the bottom of the bottle.
Shake it around to help the sugar & salt dissolve.
Flip the top (that you cut off previously) over and inset into the bottle, like so:
This makes it easy for the wasp to get in, but not out.
Cruel? Maybe. But as I said, I’m allergic and I value my life more than the lives of wasps so…this is just how it goes.
I’ve also heard they are attracted to beer so I made a couple smaller traps as well:
All three found homes outdoors.
I’ll keep you posted on how they work.
Pest control continues….