DIY Wasp Trap
HOMEMADE WASP TRAP
Wasp Trap Plans for in-wall nest download & print plans or ship me this item (paper plans)
For wasps entering/exiting through a hole in the wall, with a nest possibly inside the wall.
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If there is a hole in the wall where wasps are entering and exiting, it is highly recommended that you do not plug the hole because that can force the wasps inside your home. There could be a nest inside the wall and, if the wasps cannot exit, they will most likely be forced inside. This can be very dangerous. There is much information about wasp traps on the internet, however, if the wasps are inside a wall the only advice I found was, "Do not attempt to eradicate them yourself, call an exterminator right away." Exterminators are expensive for this type of situation and may use chemical sprays or powders in the process.
This trap is designed so no wasps will be able to enter the wall. Those wanting to leave the nest will see daylight and think it is an exit. As they try to leave they will be trapped and suffocate (drown) in the soapy water.
I designed and built this wasp trap in response to an urgent need. My sister who lives on a farm in Minnesota was pretty frantic when she started seeing wasps inside her home. They were in the bedrooms, entryway and laundry room. What made it worse was that she is one of those for whom it could be fatal if stung by a wasp.
We found an existing hole in the siding of the house where wasps were entering and exiting. We tried many things but it wasn't until this special trap was mounted on the outside, over the hole, that we were able to eliminate the wasp problem inside the home. Over a period of a few weeks it trapped and killed several dozen wasps. Apparently all those inside the wall were eliminated since the house is now a safe zone.
Simple and inexpensive to build