The warm season is the perfect time to make the most of your outdoor space. What to arrange a cozy evening with friends and family or relax with a good book in hand! Yes, there is no shortage of ideas. However, there is something that bothers you and can even pose health risks, especially in case of allergies. We are talking especially about wasps that tend to prowl around your house and that you are already tired of. So what to do? How to make a homemade wasp trap to finally get rid of them and relax without intruders!
What liquid should you put in a wasp trap?
Although different types of wasp traps are available in specialty stores, you can make one quite effectively and very easily. But in order for intruders 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 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 of sugary liquids proves to be quite powerful as these insects have a penchant for sugar. So think lemonade, syrups and Coca-Cola. Mixtures of sugar and vinegar, as well as sugar and lemon juice are also good options.
Beer : Just like humans, wasps also like the smell of a good beer when it’s warm. Don’t hesitate to pour some beer into one of the aforementioned sweet preparations. To make an effective wasp trap mix, pour either jam or fruit juice into beer and serve at room temperature!
Protein bait : Whether liquid or not, protein groundbaits are the most recommended. Unlike sweet baits, protein ingredients do not capture bees, which are vital 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 to mix animal fat and water.
Our homemade wasp trap ideas
You finally managed to keep the slugs and snails out of the garden, but now the wasps are giving you trouble? Read on to discover our effective ideas for catching 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 homemade natural wasp trap. Here it is the inverted bottle model. First take a knife and cut the container in half, approx. 15 cm below the neck. Then fill the bottom of the lower part with the liquid that will act as bait (see recipes above). Then drop the part you just cut onto it to create a funnel. Finally arrange the traps around your garden, it is also possible to hang them up. 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 granny trick to make in two steps and three moves. First, drill holes in the lid of a jar large enough for insects to enter. Second, pour the liquid bait into the jar, put the lid on and place the homemade wasp trap where you want it.
Good to know : Decorative glass wasp traps are available at online stores and are available in a wide range of colors. These tools have a metal handle and a small hole under the bottle that allows the insects to enter. The principle is the same as in the other traps: pour liquid into it to attract wasps, which remain stuck inside. At the end of your evening outdoors, remove the lid from the glass container and release the insects around.