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Juice Carton Wasp Trap!

Tired of wasps invading your garden space? Of course you are! This instructable will show you how to make a trap that will catch loads (if not all!) of the wasps flying around your garden within a few hours.

My reasoning behind this project is as follows:
I was surfing the web for wasp solutions, and I found out that a company was selling wasp traps...
I found this ridiculous! I was set on making my own wasp trap ASAP!

Check out the other trap here!: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cider-Can-Wasp-Trap/
 
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Step 1: Preparations

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Any juice (or milk) carton with a lid should work for this instructable. What you will need:
Carton
A sweet liquid
Stapler
Tape (optional)

Make sure NOT to wash the carton before use, because the orange bits help to attract wasps.

Step 2: Open The Carton

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Opening the carton should be fairly simple. Just pull the tabs on the side of the carton and open fully

Step 4: Sealing Up The Trap

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To finish the trap, you need to pull the tabs back to their original position, and staple them shut.

To make sure it was sealed properly, I added a small bit of electrical tape over the staples.

Step 5: Catching Some Wasps!

Place the trap down in a central location in your garden/patio. Remove the lid and watch the wasps pile in.

Note: my patio area is very windy, so I taped the trap onto the curb to secure it.

When all wasps are caught, replace the lid and dispose of the trap properly! Hope this helps with your wasp problems!
sparkleponytx7 months ago
I don't understand why you would want to kill the wasps? Wasps are very beneficial to gardens and gardeners, especially organic gardens. Try to accept them as part of the outdoors and be aware of the fact that they have their functions in our shared environment. Now that bees are dying all across America, be thankful you have pollinators like wasps. One day, they may be all we have.
dchall88 months ago
Wasps are a beneficial garden insect. They paper wasps collect the caterpillars which can decimate your lawn, trees, and vegetables. The mud daubers collect black widow spiders. If you can stop yourself from waving your arms around when a wasp flies by, they will learn in about 3 seconds to leave you alone.
piperskeeper8 months ago
This is a great idea! Think I'll try pouring some sugary juice in through the spout instead of opening the top. Thanks very much!!
Haughy (author)  piperskeeper8 months ago
Of course you can do that too, but I didn't have a funnel handy... And it is very difficult to jam in without a funnel!
Haha - yes, I always have a funnel handy. It's tape I have trouble finding :)
Nick705878 months ago
I tried some other wasp traps on here with no success so far. I will give this one a shot. Thanks for the post. Out of curiosity, what kind of wasps did you have? The ones bugging me are run of the mill paper wasps.
Haughy (author)  Nick705878 months ago
You should definitely try it... This trap is for "non-carnivorous" wasps, and I'm nearly sure this should work for the paper wasp!
I have another wasp trap to upload, which you should check out too!
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