DIY Wasp Trap

4 Materials
20 Minutes

This homemade wasp trap with help get rid of annoying wasps, hornets and other flying, stinging pests. Save yourself and your family from stings this summer by crafting this homemade wasp trap from a a plastic pop bottle.This homemade wasp trap will work for all types of wasps and hornets and best of all- it’s safe for bees! These insects are attracted to sweet foods or decaying materials, so eliminate any food source. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are extremely attracted to the sugar in some beverages.

Supplies needed

  • 2 liter pop bottle
  • Knife or scissors
  • Sweet beverage like pop or juice
  • Vinegar
  • Raw meat or a piece of hot dog for bait.
  • Dish soap
  • String or wire to hang it
  • Tape

Cut off the top of the bottle

Pour in one cup of juice or full sugar soda. Add a tiny squirt of dish soap. Add a capful of vinegar. Vinegar is what will deter bees. We only want to get rid of wasps and not bees and other friendly pollinators.

Add the meat

Place the meat product into the solution

Flip the top of the bottle and put it back on

This will make a funnel into the solution. Use a little duct tape if necessary to secure it. Poke holes in each side of the bottle and string through a piece of yarn.

Hang the trap

Hang the trap about 4 ft off the ground. Change the solution weekly or when it gets too full of wasps. Be careful when you are discarding the solution that you don't get stung.

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