Yellow Jacket Trap

Lure these pesky stingers away from your picnic.

Photography by Christa Neu


Don't let yellow jackets ruin the picnic—lure them awayYou don't care if yellow jackets are a beneficial insect—which they definitely are—when they are swarming around your pitcher of sweet tea.

But spraying a toxic pesticide will spoil your cookout, to say nothing of the damage it does to all the other living things it comes in contact with who are doing you no harm.

Try this cheap and easy trap instead. The homemade bait is sure to lure the nasty stingers away from your food.

Image: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service,