Wasp traps? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2010, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
justKate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gloucester Point, VA
Posts: 3,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have wasps. Everywhere. They have nests on the highest peak of my neighbor's roof--3 nests, actually. We can't reach them with the 27'' yucky-kill-anything-including-the-cat-spray.

I think we've gotten all of the nests off of our house, but the ones on the neighbors' continue to bother us. The houses are pretty close together and of course the only cool time of day that my 15 mo. old is actuall awake is early evening, when the wasps seem most active.

Has anyone made/used a wasp trap? Do they work, or do they just attract MORE wasps to the area (like the beetle bags people hung when I was a kid)?

I'm getting desperate because I really want DD to be able to enjoy her backyard in the evenings this summer. Thoughts?

TIA.

justKate is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-03-2010, 10:53 AM
 
lightheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: zone 6b
Posts: 2,366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We set out one of those yellow jacket traps a couple years back, it had a chemical lure in it and the bees would flock to it, get inside, get trapped and die. We set it up away from the house but over on the steep hill where noone walked or played. I don't really know how much it really helped because we continued to see lots of yellow jackets around.

Is there anyway whatsoever to get with the neighbor and figure out a way to reach the nests to knock them down? A really tall ladder? is there a window in their house that if you were inside the house you could lean out and get to them either with a pole or the spray? What about getting on their roof and getting them from above? Talk with your neighbor and try to work together.
lightheart is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off