Yellow Jacket Trap

Lure these pesky stingers away from your picnic.

Photography by Christa Neu


Here's what you need to build a yellow jacket trapMaking a Yellow Jacket Trap

3. Add a banana peel. (Decaying fruit attracts yellow jackets.)

4. Add more water until the bottle is about half full.

5. Cut a 3/4-inch hole in the top half of the bottle.

6. Place close to the hive or at least away from where you are.

Fact: In late summer, the population of a yellow jacket colony peaks at about 4,000-5,000 workers.

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