Wasp Traps

By XeroCube | July 16, 2009

One thing I have noticed over the past several months is the number of wasps flying around my backyard. Normally, I go searching for the nest and try to destroy it, but I have yet to find it. And let’s face it, wasps are nasty little buggers. I hadn’t ever considered creating a wasp trap before, but I happened to stumble upon a site this morning with fairly simple plans for such a trap. With Zoey’s birthday coming up soon, I have to find a way to keep the wasps at bay, and this might just do the trick.

I have linked to the Ground Version of TipNut.com’s Wasp Trap, but they also have plans for a hanging version as well, so be sure to check that out.

Get Rid Of Wasps: Traps & Tips : TipNut.com

How To Make A Wasp Trap: Ground Version

* Take an empty two liter pop bottle or any plastic bottle that has a consistently even width along the sides.
* Using a sharp knife, cut off the top of the soda bottle just below where the start of the bottle sides are at even width.
* Fill the bottom of the bottle with wasp bait about 2? deep (ideas below).
* Insert the top of the bottle upside down into the bottom of the bottle (remove the bottle cap first). The pieces should fit together nice and snug, but use duct tape along the top edge to secure the pieces together if you need to.
* Set the wasp trap out wherever you’ve seen wasps (in flower beds, close to a hedge, near the bird bath, etc.).
* The wasps will fly into the trap to get at the bait, but have trouble finding their way out. They’ll eventually drown in the liquid bait.
* This trap setup will also work for killing fruit flies.

They go on to suggest several ideas for wasp bait:

If you have any other suggestions for dealing with wasps, I’d love to hear about it.

Topics: Misc. | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Wasp Traps”

Michael Says:
May 17th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

If outright killing is your goal, the best time to get the wasps is early in the morning, when it is cool, before the sun has warmed them and they are all still at the nest. Good old hornet and wasp killer in the spray can gets them in their sleep.

jason Says:
July 18th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

these home made traps are very effective we always make them up for customer whenever we spray nests

Wasp Catcher Says:
March 13th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

This is a classic (and probably the most popular) version of a homemade wasp trap. It’s a great choice because it’s 1) REALLY effective, 2) is made of plastic and can be used every year, and 3) is made of recycled material, which helps the environment! It’s really the best choice for wasp catchers. Good job!

maria jose Says:
December 30th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

gostaria de ver esta pagina com traducao para portugues. Muito interessante. obg. maria