European wasp trap that destroys the nest too

A typical opening to a wasp nest built in the ground.
A typical opening to a wasp nest built in the ground.
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The inside of a homemade wasp trap

The inside of a homemade wasp trap

A homemade wasp trap with lid removed to see inside. You can see the rotting fruit in the bottom of the container attracting the wasps. Sprinkle some dust on this and make entry holes just above the fruit for the wasps to enter the container. Then place a capful of powder at the top of the container with another hole for the wasps to escape from. Wasps like to fly upwards to get out. The idea is they walk through the powder before flying back to the nest.

A homemade wasp trap with lid removed to see inside. You can see the rotting fruit in the bottom of the container attracting the wasps. Sprinkle some dust on this and make entry holes just above the fruit for the wasps to enter the container. Then place a capful of powder at the top of the container with another hole for the wasps to escape from. Wasps like to fly upwards to get out. The idea is they walk through the powder before flying back to the nest.

HEADING into the cooler months the European wasp epidemic may slow down considerably but don’t be fooled they will not disappear. A resident has shared a trap idea she has built and you can purchase ready made traps from JD’s Rural.

The purpose of this trap is to trick European wasps to carry wasp power back to nest for maximum impact.

Some wasps will die in this trap or on the way back to nest, others will make it back to nest and pass on the poison powder.

With this trap it is not necessary to locate wasp nest.

Bayer Ant and Wasp Dust

A low toxic and effective insecticide powder for the control of Ants and wasps that comes in a convenient, ready-to-use puffer pack.

A low toxic and effective insecticide powder for the control of Ants and wasps that comes in a convenient, ready-to-use puffer pack.

It is recommended to call in professional pest controller but if unavailable this is a ready to use dust; no further mixing or dilution is required. This product kills wasps on contact. DO NOT apply in wet or damp areas as the product will not be effective. The simple-to-use pack allows easy and targeted application of the dust. Open the nozzle and apply the dust to surfaces by lightly squeezing the container. For best results apply the dust as a light even application to the surface (10g/m2). Heavy application will not improve results. To use the powder on European wasp nests – apply powder through entrance holes (125 – 250 g of product may be needed per nest depending on size of nest and number of entrance holes). Treat at night whenever possible to avoid being stung. Wear protective clothing to prevent being stung (eg. long-sleeved overalls buttoned at wrist and throat, gloves, hat and bee-veil).

Watch how to make a trap using this design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orz5ZbODpV4  

Or see a video of trap in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdhl7CX_Vh0&feature=iv&src_vid=Orz5ZbODpV4&annotation_id=annotation_513829

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