The warm season is the perfect time to take full advantage of your outdoor space. What to organize a pleasant evening with friends and family or to relax with a good book in hand! Yes, there is no lack of ideas at all. However, there is something that bothers you and can even pose health risks, especially in the case of allergies. We are specifically talking about wasps that like to sneak around your house and that you are already fed up with. Then what to do? How to build a homemade wasp trap to finally get rid of them and relax without intruders!
What liquid to put in a wasp trap?
Although various types of wasp traps are available in specialty stores, you can make one quite effectively and very easily. But in order for the invaders to move there, it is important to add certain liquids that will make your trap effective. In other words, the liquid in question plays the role of a bait. So what exactly should you put in a wasp trap? Here is the full list of ingredients to consider:
sugary drinks : A homemade wasp trap made from sugary liquids proves to be quite powerful as these insects have a fondness for sugar. So think of lemonade, syrup and Coca-Cola. Mixtures of sugar and vinegar, and sugar and lemon juice are also good options.
Beer : Just like humans, wasps like the smell of a good beer when it’s hot. Don’t hesitate to pour a little beer into any of the above sweet concoctions. To make an effective wasp trap mix, pour either jam or fruit juice into the beer and serve at room temperature!
protein bait : Liquid or not, protein groundbait is the most recommended. Unlike sweet baits, protein ingredients do not catch bees, which are essential to our ecosystems, only wasps. Here’s why they’re a must. Anything that smells like meat, fish, or shellfish will do, or just use those foods. Another good option would be mixing animal fat and water.
Our homemade wasp trap ideas
You’ve finally managed to keep the snails and snails out of the garden, but now it’s the wasps that are causing the trouble? Read on to discover our effective ideas to capture them naturally and without chemicals.
Make a trap out of a plastic bottle
Using a plastic bottle is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a natural wasp trap yourself. Here it is the reverse bottle model. First, take a knife and cut the container in half about 15 cm below the neck. Then fill the bottom of the lower part with the liquid you want to act as bait (see recipes above). Then drop the part you just cut on top of it to create a funnel. Finally, arrange the traps in your garden, it is also possible to hang them. The smell will attract the wasps and they will enter through the funnel, but they will not be able to get out.
Glass wasp traps
The Homemade Glass Wasp Trap is a grandmother’s trick that can be made in two steps and three movements. First, drill holes in the lid of a jar large enough for insects to enter. Secondly, pour the liquid attractant into the jar, put the lid on and put the homemade wasp trap in the desired place.
Good to know : Decorative glass wasp traps are available from online stores and come in a variety of colors. These tools have a metal handle and a small hole under the bottle that lets the bugs in. The principle is the same as the other traps: pour liquid inside to attract wasps that get stuck inside. At the end of your evening outdoors, remove the cap from the glass container and release the insects.