RESCUE! sent me one of their new traps a few weeks ago, a simple set-up made of cardboard and plastic, odor and pesticide-free. As the name implies, it's sticky, and using their VisiLure Technology, an appealing set of colors and patterns are designed to lure the Wasps in, and there they will stay. It's waterproof (already made it through a few storms), safe, and easy to place wherever Wasps may be. I went with a sheperd's hook placed in-between the shed and deck, where Wasps tend to gather.
It was just 50 degrees today, and while that might not be what immediately strikes as being Wasp weather, I was surprised to check the trap today and find this...
That is a confirmed kill right there. A Queen Paper Wasp, verified by RESCUE! But that wasn't the only one. The six-sided trap had a couple of other Wasps, some Bees, Flies, and a ton of gnats.
Proof that this thing does exactly what it claims to, and I plan to buy more of them. With a suggested price of $7.99, the RESCUE! TrapStik for Wasps should be available at Independent Garden Centers, along with majors like Home Depot and Lowe's. In the summer months, they can help wipe out the aggressive Worker Wasps, and should you find active nests, placing this nearby will help deplete the army without messy sprays.
Little Addie got stung three times last year. Yours truly got zapped once. If I can keep my girls and myself sting-free this year, that would certainly rock. Consider the TrapStik to be Rock Father-Approved!
RESCUE! also has some TrapStik's for flies, and I plan to try those soon as well. Learn more at Rescue.com