How to Create a DIY Wasp Trap

Are wasps preventing you from enjoying outdoor time around your home? All you need is a simple 2-liter soda bottle, some scissors and some sweet liquid to take care of that wasp problem. Here’s how it’s done:

Here’s what you do:

  • Determine what wasps want depending on the season:

    Different baits work at different times of the year. In the spring and early summer, wasps are looking for sources of protein. In the late summer and early fall, wasps are looking for sweets. To successfully bait your trap, stick a piece of lunch meat or a small hunk of hamburger inside your trap in the spring. Use a few inches of soda, juice or another sweet liquid in the summer and fall months. Add a bit of vinegar to the mix to keep bees out of your trap.

  • Put your trap outside where you’re seeing the most wasp activity or where you’re trying to prevent wasp activity.
  • Once the wasps get the scent of the bait, they’ll fly into the opening on the bottle to get it. Then they won’t be able to figure out how to get out and eventually drown in the liquid.
  • Remove the dead wasps regularly and rebait the bottle at least once a week.

Remember to exercise extreme caution when dealing with wasps and avoid contact if you have an allergy.

Read more over at Frugal Living’s How to Make a Wasp Trap.