Soda Bottle Wasp Trap
Soda Bottle Wasp Trap converts any size soda bottle into a wasp, yellow jacket or hornet trap.
No chemicals, no clean-up. And there’s no need to handle dead pests – just dispose of the bottle and re-use the trap. Perfect for picnics, patios,
campsites – anywhere those unwanted “guests” are buzzing around.
This Wasp Trap:
- Highly Effective
- No Pesticides and Poisons
- Attractant Recipe Provided
- Place or hang where needed
Instructions for setup
- Add attractant to bottle. Replace cap.
- Cut 2” long crosshair opening for trap above the fluid line.
- Insert the yellow jacket trap into the cut. Work trap side to side to tighten trap against soda bottle.
- For best results ventilate the attractant by doing one of the following: add a second yellow jacket trap
on the opposite side of the bottle or poke small holes on top of the bottle.
- The success of this trap depends on ventilating the attractant.
Where to place the Wast Trap
1. Place or hang trap within 20 feet of the nest.
2. The trap works best in morning sun and afternoon shade in areas with hot temperatures.
3. Place the trap in problem area where there is air movement but not a strong wind.
4. If you do not catch many wasps or hornets, change your trap location, leaving the trap in a new location for at least two days.
Due to the extreme effectiveness of the attractant, use caution when placing and maintaining traps. To reduce risk of stings, place and maintain traps in the late evening or early morning when wasps are less active. People that are allergic to wasp stings should allow others to place and maintain traps. a wasp sting can be fatal.
Attractant Suggestions for Wasps
- 2 Cups of sweet fruit juice (apple or pineapple) and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
- Add one or two pieces of raw meat, fish or cat food.
- Add one drop of mild dish soap.(optional)
- Sweetened water and a glass of sweetened vinegar.
- water or white wine and a glass of mint cordial.
- sweetened water and beer in equal parts.
Wasp Trap Hints
1. Replace the 2-litre bottle and attractant every 2 to 3 weeks. More often in hot, dry weather.
2. Make sure all wasps are dead before emptying trap. If any are still alive, cover exit holes and place in the freezer for several hours. Then discard wasps.
3. The spike on front of the funnel is for holding small chunks of meat. (Fish, ham, etc.) Replace every 2-3days. This is on optional and supplemental attractant to the juice. Hang trap if using meat.
4. Experiment with different coloured bottles.