Hang the trap outside at least 20 feet from any outdoor living areas to draw wasps, hornets and yellowjackets away. In general, hanging the trap closer to a house, deck or other structure will draw more paper wasps since they frequent those areas for nest building sites and materials. If a nest location is known, the W·H·Y Trap should be placed at least 20 feet away.
It is best to avoid placing the trap inside bushes or trees surrounding the trap. Open-air locations will allow the attractant scents to release freely and will yield better catches.
No; the W·H·Y Trap is intended to be used outdoors only. If you are seeing a wasp, yellowjacket or hornet inside the house in the early spring, it could be a queen that is just waking up from hibernation. Once they start flying outside, you can catch them with the W·H·Y Trap.
As soon as the daytime temperatures hit 70 degrees on a consistent basis, the queens will start emerging from hibernation to look for new nest sites. Paper wasp queens are the first to start flying. You can begin using the W·H·Y Trap at this time to catch the queens, and continue using it all spring and summer and into fall to catch the workers.
Once the queens have already begun building their nests in spring, there will likely be a period of lower catches until the worker populations begin to emerge.
If the store where you purchased the W·H·Y Trap does not have the Attractant refills, your best bet may be to order them online. You can find a list of online retailers here.
No; the W·H·Y Trap is designed with two chambers and two entrances to keep the attractants separated. If combined in a trap with one entrance, the three attractants in the W·H·Y Attractant Kit will cancel each other out.
Sorry, but no. It took us six years in our lab to come up with the right formula to lure all 21 species of insects, and although the ingredients are naturally-occurring, they are created by chemists and cannot be replicated with anything you would find in your refrigerator or pantry.
Our product is not targeted at bees because they are beneficial for pollination. The attractant in the W·H·Y Trap is not appealing to bees.
Yes! That's what our scientists are working on right now. We hope to have a longer-lasting W·H·Y Trap Attractant Kit on the market within the next two years.