Many people consider Yellow Jackets and Wasps dangerous nuisances in their yards and gardens. However, they are actually very beneficial as efficient predators for plant-eating insects, such as caterpillars, and nuisance insects like spiders and flies. For this reason, we recommend only trapping Yellow Jackets and Wasps when human or pet health is at risk.
This trap will attract and kill all Vespula species, which are the predominant species throughout North America. The lure draws them in and they become attached to the sticky paper and die. Attach the trap to a tree limb or garden pole near where people congregate, but out of the reach of children and pets. It is important to remember that this trap will draw the insects to it, so you do not want it too close to where you want to be. If deployed in early Spring, you may be able to capture the queen and keep the colony from forming on your property. In late Summer and Fall, as fruit trees and other crops mature and colonies have grown large, you may see larger numbers of Yellow Jackets and Wasps in and around picnics, garbage cans and pet food dishes left outside. Please bear in mind, that Yellow Jackets and Wasps are not pollinators, but a moderate amount of these predatory insects are very useful in keep crop-eating insects at bay.
This Yellow Jacket & Wasp Trap Kit comes with everything you need: two sticky traps, two 45-day lures, 4 hangers and instructions. This trap is very easy to put together, as you'll see in the thorough step-by-step instructions, which are both written and illustrated with photos. It also has a Species Identification Guide so that you can determine just what is pestering you.
Suggested Uses: For use in outdoor areas to monitor, control and kill all Vespula species.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: For use to selectively attract (in order to control, monitor and kill) all Vespula species, including Blackjackets (Vespula consobrina), Eastern Yellow Jackets (Vespula maculifrons), California Yellow Jackets (Vespula sulphurea), Forest Yellow Jackets (Vespula acadica), German Yellow Jackets (Vespula germanica), Ground Hornets (Vespula vidua), Prairie Yellow Jacket (Vespula atropilosa), Southern Yellow Jacket (Vespula squamosal) and Western Yellow Jacket (Vespula pensylvanica).
Keep lures inside sealed packets until ready to use. Handle with clean hands or implements.
Hanger instructions –
How to prepare a foil pouch lure –
- Attach a single hanger to the top of a sticky trap or, in windy areas, use 2 hangers to hang horizontally.
- Quickly peel release paper down diagonally.
Attaching the lure –
- Find the removable side of the foil pouch. Peel that layer off completely and discard.
- Do not puncture the remaining sealed pouch that contains the coaster lure.
- Do not remove the large brown coaster lure from the pouch. The clear layer of that pouch is a slow release material that allows the scent to gradually escape into the air.
How to deploy the trap:
- Method 1: Make a kink in a (1) hanger and push the end of the hanger through the slit top of the foil lure. Slide lure down to the kink.
- Method 2: Use a paperclip (not included) to attach the lure directly to a trap.
- Deploy traps on limbs or garden stakes, away from heavy traffic areas, so that they are inaccessible to children or pets.
- The lure is effective for 45 days. If the lure has not expired when a trap becomes saturated with insects or debris, move it to a new trap.
Results may vary due to seasonal changes, insect pest population variations, natural predator populations, correct trap installation, proper/improper lure storage, weather extremes, disruption of the trap by children, pets or sprinklers, damage and/or contamination due to chemical sprays and other unforeseen events.
Storage: Keep lures sealed inside packets until used. Store in a cool place or in the freezer. Avoid storing in direct sunlight.
What's In The Package: 2 Yellow Sticky Traps, 2 Lures, 4 Trap Hangers and complete illustrated instructions in English and Spanish that include a Species Identification Guide.
Warning & Toxicities: Choking Hazard - Small parts, keep away from small children and pets. If lure is ingested, seek medical attention. Keep lure and No-Mess Sticky Card out of reach of children. Keep MessyLess Adhesive card away from eyes and hair. Adhesive could stick to eye lashes and hair and pull the lashes or hair out. Clean up by washing with soap and water. Dispose of plastic packaging in proper trash receptacle. Do not recycle.
Shelf Life: Lures stored in moderate temperature zones (75°-90°F) should have a shelf life of 2-3 seasons. Lures frozen inside sealed pouches will last longer and lures continually exposed to extreme heat will last a shorter amount of time.