Dp and I are wanting to build a wasp catcher for our garden. We plan on using a large soda bottle. Cutting it 2 inches from the top, making 2 pieces. Placing the top piece then into the larger piece upside down. So the wasps get in through the top that way. KWIM??
Our problem is not knowing what exactly to put inside the bottle to attract the wasps, AND KILL them.
We know sugar water attracts them fine but they aren't likely to drown in it, as they fly into drinks glasses all the time, drink it and leave, they dont fall in.
So our latest idea is to use GOLDEN SYRUP about an inch thick at the bottom of the bottle inside. We are thinking the wasps will become STUCK to the syrup as soon as they touch it, becoming permanently trapped. However will this kill them too? Will they die of exhaustion from trying to escape the stickiness? Or will they be able to escape, fly out and be very angry?
Any ideas? PLEASE!