Introduction: How to Make a Wasp Trap From an Old Plastic Jug.
If you're a apiphobe like me or Adam Savage, you dread the coming of Summer. After months of peace, you wander outside only to hear that awful hum of a wasp flying by. I offer a quick, simple solution to this problem.
Step 1: The Jugg/ Materials
Besides the Jug you will need:
- Clear packing tape.
- A razor blade (or scissors).
- Warm/Hot water.
- Mixing devise (spoon)
- Hole punch.
Step 2: Prepare the Jug
When this is done you should have a bottom two thirds and a top third of the jug. The top third will eventually be inverted and placed in the bottom two thirds, make sure it fits before you make to the next step.
- Note: I ended up wrapping this in yellow duck tape; it will hopefully help attract the buggers.
Step 3: Sweet, Sweet Bait
If you do not want to accidentally trap honeybees, try these other bait options:
- A mixture of soda and water (about 1/2 cup to every 2 cups of water).
- Rotting meat
- Other "people foods"
Step 4: Location
As I have just made this today, I do not know how effective this will be. I will post any future results, feel free to improve upon this design.
- The second and third image are a possible second design. It involves less cutting and could be more effective. Build both and see which is better.
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