Baiting a wasp trap is done differently depending upon the season. Wasps look for different types of food at different times of year. Baiting your trap with meat in the spring and sweet liquids in the summer and fall allows you to catch hundreds of wasps.Know More
Pay attention to the season. If it's spring, gather a few chunks of lunch meat or a piece of hamburger. In late summer and fall, use fruit juice, a sports drink or soda to bait your trap.
Once you have gathered your materials, determine when to bait your trap. Wasps are less active early in the morning and late in the evening. These are the perfect times to bait your trap.
If it's spring, place a small piece of lunch meat in the trap. Alternatively, use a piece of hamburger about the size of a small meatball as bait.
If it is late summer or fall, bait the wasp trap with a sweet liquid. Fill the bottom of the trap with 1 or 2 inches of fruit juice or punch, a sports drink or soda.
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