Fantastic products! My two traps arrived on Friday and by Sunday afternoon I needed to empty both traps as they was full. It’s a good idea to hang these away from where people are going to be eating or gathering as the do attract a swarm around the device. I’ve used a mixture of pure orange juice and sugar which works wonders. The only isssue with these is that you need to make sure you don’t overfill the fluid as you’ll leave a nice sticky trail to from your house. We have a cherry tree in the bottom of the garden and has attracted hundred and hundreds of wasps. In just over a day the levels are now normal for this time of year. Cost wise, they are quite simple. So maybe a little pricey for what you get, but very effective.
I don't normally review products on Amazon, but... I had to put pen to paper. These things are amazing.
I'm not sure whether it's the design of the trap, or the recipe you're given for the bait - or a combination of both - but wasps just can't help themselves. Within 1 day, these bad boys had easily trapped over 100 wasps, keeping the stingy pests away from our kitchen and our kids, who wanted to play outside in the summer sun.
Once inside the trap, the wasps can't escape, and drown in the sugary liquid hell waiting for them. I've never seen anything like it. The result? A certain wasp massacre. It's like watching an insect-based reboot of Saving Private Ryan, as wasps clamber over the dead bodies of their comrades towards their inevitable death.
I almost felt sorry for the wasps (almost - the traps went out the next day and did exactly the same thing).
And the best thing? Not a single bee climbed into the trip. Full marks!
These are sturdy versions of the home made wasp traps we are all familiar with. Their advantage lies in this solidity and the confidence that any clumsiness will not result in the release of stinging hoards. Also I like the strong string which means I can hang them up out of the way. I haven't had a chance to study their their effectiveness in attracting wasps or hornets yet since I've only had them a short time and I think finding one dead hornet in an upper room may have caused me to panic. However, these traps arrived very quickly and I am certain will reward me as the summer moves on.
This is so easy to use. Highly effective for wasps, hornets and even flies! We used golden syrup in one with water and the mixture recommended in the leaflet in the other one. The vinegar is definitely key to a quick death, and for keeping them in the trap. Some did escape the golden syrup and water one until I injected some vinegar and made sure the fluid was up to the bottom of the lowest hole. Fantastic invention and my friends love it so much that they are also buying these.
With a big wasp problem this year, I reviewed all the alternatives and decided on these. Within 1 hour I had trapped 7 wasps. By the next morning numbers of wasps were in the 20s. Other reviews have criticised the sturdiness of the lid, and the quality of the main trap, but the two traps that i have seem very strong. The lid is a good solid fit and there are no leaks. I followed the solution guidelines - 2 shots of water, 1 shot of juice, 1 shot of vinager (I used apple cider having read that this discourages bees from landing) and 4 teaspoons of sugar. This seems to work fine and I haven't found the wasps escaping. It is a good idea to empty it every two days or it gets a little disgusting with all the wasp corpses.
This truly is amazing, i have a plum tree which is smothered in wasps and who are effectively banning us from that area of the garden (and the fruit). I put these out 2 nights ago having followed the recipe (fruit juice was mango that day). I snuck out with a torch and tied both into the tree, got away with no stings. The next morning i had a few wasps already. By the evening i had a lot of wasps but not so much time. I decided to leave emptying until the next day. The next day I checked the traps and they were rammed full of wasps. This is a good but slightly terrifying thing as I needed to empty them. I decided to leave them overnight so that i only had dead wasps to contend with. Early this morning i took down the traps and tipped the wasps out into the bin, washed and refilled one trap. I wasn't brave enough to go back to the tree a second time as the wasps were getting busy by then. At lunchtime I went to put something in my dustbin to be greeted by a couple of wasps wanting to escape. Clearly I should have used a few more braincells this morning as some of my wasps were asleep rather than dead. In future I shall be involving a bucket of water to be sure that I am not just running a cheap and rather hazardous bar for wasps.
These arrived today so I filled them up and went to hang them outside, one between two apple trees and the other a little distance away. The wasps were trying to get in while I was hanging them... and an hour or so later they have caught loads of wasps. The trees drop a lot of apples so we always have a wasp problem and there are also hornets somewhere nearby. Hopefully these will deter them - I will be ordering more to place at the other side of the garden. I would thoroughly recommend these to anyone who has unwanted wasps. Far easier to handle than the home made wasp traps made from lemonade bottles and they look an awful lot nicer! What are you waiting for? Go and click that buy button :)
I bought this to thin out the numbers of a wasps nest before getting in close to kill it. It works (mostly) a treat, I placed the jar above the entrance and got a couple of victims, but after placing it in front of the entrance, the jar was pretty much full (the bottom was cluttered with corpses) and non were escaping! I’ve put the second there now whilst I wait for the wasps in Jar 1 to die so I can clean it out and do it all over again! (There were too many to drown) When the nest is dealt with, I’ll probably leave one nearby but use a more effective fluid than the recipe advised in the book!
This was an unexpected triumph! My figs were being savaged by wasps which were also a nuisance but I didn't want to imperil the bee population at all. Used raspberry jam in hot water. Caught SO MANY wasps including 5 hornets which was unexpected. The figs were saved. Not one bee in there although there were a lot of flies too, which is no bad thing. I really didn't think it could be so simple and so effective.