I've seen some nice glass containers in my garden catalogs designed to capture wasp but I can't see myself spending the money they want. Have any of you ever made any kind of wasp trap that was useful but less expensive?
Do they put something in the glass containers and the wasps go in and cannot go out? If so, why couldn't you use a 1 liter bottle? I suppose you put something meaty or something sweet in them.
I take the two liter pop bottle, cut it about an inch under the top rib. Making basically a funnel. :-)
Invert that into the bottom part, staple together.
Be sure you get it as close together as possible, if not just put a little tape around the top to close it so they can't get out there.
Put/staple on a string to hang, making sure it goes through the two pieces. Add about an inch or so of sugar water.
They can get in but can't get out. Every year I have about 3 green "bottles" placed around (a distance from where we are), they for some reason are more attracted to the green
Worked ever year so far and oddly enough I have never found any honey bees in there.
Hope that helps. :-)
this might cost some money, but, abc distributing has them for only 6 bucks, and they look nice too! i know thats not exactly 'free' but, that is cheap.
Thanks for the lead to ABC distributing! Similar items elsewhere were pretty pricey. I went ahead and ordered several to put aroung our property.