Smarter than the average wasp???
I know there are several threads about taking care of wasps, but none have helped me yet...
We've been in our new house for about 2 months now. The number of wasps hanging around the backyard is ridiculous. The dogs like to chase them as well. Most of them are actually very passive, but there are some yellow jackets that have chased me inside a couple of times.
I bought a Rescue brand disposable yellow jacket trap. I followed the instructions, and haven't caught one thing in a few weeks. I went back to the store and got a reusable wasp trap that is supposed to trap like 50 different species. Nothing. I tried the honey water in a 2 liter bottle. Still nothing. There are several hanging around in the backyard right now, but not one is interested in the trap.
I know someone is going to say just leave them alone, but I want the yellow jackets gone. The others are fine I guess. Advice anyone?
PS Most of them seem to be living in the ground. I have not seen one nest on or around the house.