Saturday, May 30, 2009

simple pleasures

This year we paid between fifteen and twenty dollars total for one of those yellow wasp/hornet traps, and the accompanying high-powered, long-lasting attractant.

We hung it by our shed, the place formerly known as "the wasp motel".




One of the joys of my summer this year is looking out of the kitchen window each day and seeing how many of the dastardly pests we've entrapped there.








Is that wrong?







6 comments:

Tasha said...

Nope, and neither is breaking out the evil "muwahaha" laugh when you see they have died. Survival of the smartest - if they are dumb enough to go in there, they deserve to be mocked as they perish.

Jeri said...

if it's wrong...don't tell me, cause I do it every year. as soon as my traps are hung I start with the counting... LOVE IT. just wish I could FILL up every trap every year.

Harmony said...

I gotta get me one of those! I have a wasp motel shed as well, and two cans of wasp spray haven't completely done the trick. Thanks for the tip!

Charlotte said...

Harm--

Make sure and spend the extra money to get the high-powered long lasting attractant. Our trap sat empty for two weeks using the stuff that came with the trap. Once I switched it out with the good stuff, then we were really in business. (It supposedly lasts 10 weeks. We're on week #3 now)

deutschlehrer said...

I like the high-powered, ultra-toxic nehrve spray that you use on the nests. One good hit and watch them all drop, quivering on the ground. Instant gratification. I like it swift and painful, but if you prefer the slow and lingering death for the little beasties, that is good too.

Darla said...

Good for you! I hate the wasps - already afraid they'll get into my hair and then what will I do? I have not had the success you've experienced with my trap and found that when I removed the places where it is dark and cool they went away. I'm a total fan of whatever annihilates them!

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