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Nov
2

A Detailed Review Of Wasp Trap

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Introduction

Wasps are pests especially when they are on the walls of buildings and trees or even underground. When humans respond in an aggressive manure, the wasps stings them. This is mostly during summer (late summer) as the workers search for foods that are sugary. Their stings are very painful and may cause shock. For this reason and many others, humans have come with different ways such as wasp traps of getting of these insects as stated and explained below.

Methods of getting rid of wasps:

1. Use of wasp traps: they helps in trapping the wasps reducing their population. Always ensure your replace the baits which attracts the wasps. Avoid sweet baits to keep away the bees fro trap.

2. Use of insecticide dust in the traps: apply at night on nest openings while wearing the protective clothing. It takes at most two days for the wasps to die. You can apply the dust again if it does not kill all of them at the first time

3. Use of soapy water: is a natural way of killing wasps. Put dish washing liquid in a spray and then add water to get suds. Use the water to blast the wasp’s nest.

4. Use of false nests:hang the fake nests in your homestead. This will prevent the wasps from building other nests thus moving them away.

5. Blocking underground nests: you have to trace the entrances as well as the exits to the nests. Cover them up with a bowls sealing them totally. This kills the wasps after a short period of time.

6. Use smoke: light fire directly under the wasps nest or trap. The smoke enters the nests and suffocates the wasps. This forces them to move out and vacate. To prevent the wasps from returning, you should ensure that you remove and dispose of vacant nests, seal any entry point and cracks around your house, seal your garbage bins and hang fake nests.

Before applying any wasp trap measure named above, you should take the following precautions:

1)Wear protective clothing: this will prevent you from getting stung by wasps. You can wear a sweater, gloves, long jeans, boots, socks and a headscarf.

2) Ensure no children are around when using insecticides. This is because the insecticide are poisonous and very strong. Collect the dead wasps after spraying and dispose them properly to avoid any pet around from picking eating them because it can result to their death.

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Feb
14

Types of Wasp Traps

The warm weather, sunshine and long days of summer is the perfect time not only for enjoying the outdoors, but it is also the time for wasps and considering wasp traps. Wasps are known for being aggressive and they have a very painful sting. Wasps are not pests that you want hanging around in your yard and the more effective your wasp traps the better. If they are spotted on a regular basis, then there is a wasp nest somewhere nearby. If you cannot find and destroy the nest then wasp traps are absolutely essential.

There are different types of traps for dealing with Wasps. There are the traps that can be bought, but there are also ways to make homemade traps. There are two very easy traps that are made from a two liter bottle, one sits on the ground and the other can be hung from a tree or any other area. To make the trap, cut the bottle with a sharp knife right below where the sides become an even width, creating a funnel from the top part of the bottle. Some ideas for wasp bait are; wine, maple syrup diluted with water, beer, fruit juice, jam dissolved in water, pop, or any sweet liquid.

The hanging wasp trap is similar, although two bottles are needed instead of one. Take one bottle and cut off a few inched of the bottom. Then take the second two litter bottle and cut off the top part, where the widths become the same, like in the trap above. At the top of the bigger bottler piece puncture two small holes on either side to put string in to hang. Make sure that the string or yarn is strong enough to hold the trap once it is filled with the bait. Seal the wholes where the string is with duct tape to prevent the wasps from escaping through them. Put the smaller bottle piece inside of the larger piece and secure the edges with duct tape. Lastly fill it with bait and hang.

The above ideas will work in trapping wasps, just be sure to empty the traps every couple of days at least and to refill the bait as needed. Do not fill the traps too full, there needs to be enough room for the wasps to fly into the hole and down into the liquid in the bottom.