Wasp control that works

A few days ago I put up a post about the horrifically bad wasp year we’re having. Outdoor activities had to be suspended except before dawn or after dark because of how many stinging insects were swarming the area.

We’re not alone — everyone we know is experiencing similar issues. Recently Don was in a hardware store, and he noticed they had shelves and shelves of wasp traps for people desperate to control them.
-Joe Mama

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15 Responses to Wasp control that works

  1. ShakeNbake says:

    Awesome tip. Thanks for posting it.

  2. drjim says:

    We have a lot of them up here in Northern Colorado. I never knew there were “ground nesting” (tunneling) wasps before we moved here.

  3. Winston Smith says:

    Great to know. Thanks.

    But (and this includes everyone at the link site) pls don’t refer to yellow jackets as ‘wasps’.
    Entirely different insects, entirely different behaviors.

  4. TC says:

    We’ve been doing this for three years now, and you won’t find a single yellowjacket in our yard. We use ocean whitefish cat food, and mix 1 drop of generic frontline per gram of food. Any more and the yellowjackets will reject the bait as they are very sensitive to pesticides. We also don’t bother with the yellowjacket attractant – it’s really not needed. Mix well and spread the food out in multiple places at the perimeter of the yard. We use about a dozen little McDonalds ketchup paper cups. The yellowjackets find it and lock on.

  5. Old Goat Patrol says:


    Wasp killing machine.

  6. Critter says:

    I have a rolling hunting blind, built on a 3×5′ trailer chassis and made of wood and sheet metal. Last year it got infested with actual wasps, dirt daubers and paper wasps mostly. I waited until night when they were asleep and hosed down the windows where they were coming in with two cans of wasp spray. Then, when the ones on the outside were down, I cracked open the door and tossed in two bug bombs, grenade style. In the morning all I had to do was sweep out the bodies.

  7. Frank says:

    Saw a video clip of a guy who wired a hotdog and a metal mesh cage (open on top and bottom) around it.
    Just enough space between the meat and the mesh to allow wasps to crawl onto the meat – which then allowed the electricity to do its thing.
    He had lots of dead wasps on the ground, and they kept on coming.

  8. hey it's@luis says:

    White Anglo Saxon Protestant ?????>…>>>>WASP

  9. Steve in KY says:

    Thank you!

  10. geoffcsaltine says:

    Patrica has a very nice site. Thanks for the tip and the link.
    I have a yellow jacket nest in a spot that is unreachable,this will do the job,without burning down the house.

  11. screwauger says:

    OK, as soon as hardware opens, I am doing this. We can’t even use our side door because of a massive underground YJ nest and a major wasp highway in/out. Doing it.

  12. Son of Rusty Shackleford says:

    Thanks for posting this!

  13. Tirebiter says:

    Where are you that you are having such problems. Here in Central Texas we’re having an “exceptional” drought this summer, and I’ve notice we hardly have any wasps compared to what we have had in the past.

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