This year I will win! We have had wasp problems for several years. They seem to build their nests everywhere.
Little by little I have been learning how to combat them, and we make some progress. But this year I am determined to win.
So in February I put out a couple of the yellow traps that I’ve had some success with before (esp. last year). And I decided to try a new product:
The Rescue TSW-BB6 Visilure TrapStik for Wasps is like the old fly strips that were sticky and wouldn’t let go of the insects when they landed on them.
I bought one to see how it went. I put it out during a couple nice days in early March, hoping to catch queen wasps as they came.
For a couple of days I didn’t see anything on it. Then one day……….success! There in the middle of it, was a wasp! It could not get loose.
After a few more days there were a couple smaller black bugs. And then again, success! Another wasp, pretty close to the first one in fact.
Several days later there were a couple more of them (my other traps were still empty by the way).
Then we had some really cold and snowy weather again. The stickiness was unaffected, and I noticed that the first wasp also survived the weather, though couldn’t get loose.
I have bought more of both and recently put more up around the house. I am armed and prepared! I plan to try to keep it up all summer.
I am pleased with the results of the Rescue trap – I hope they were all queens! 🙂