Pests and Diseases forum: Wasp and hornet traps?

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 18, 2016 12:38 PM CST
The wasps have come out in flocks this past week, maybe due to our warmer than normal temps. Also have some hornets (which I normally don't see too much). They're invading my little 6 x 10 GH maybe looking for a new seasonal home. It's a little too close for comfort to work in the GH with them buzzing around and I don't want to use killing sprays inside the GH. Are there any effective traps to draw them away from the GH? TIA
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Apr 24, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Hi Cindy! I hung a fake hornet nest in my greenhouse last year to discourage wasps/hornets, and it worked fine. Garden centers should stock them, if not, try the garden section at your hardware store.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 24, 2016 4:54 PM CST
June - thanks for that tip! Every summer I end up with small paper nests in the GH. Since the plants are out of the GH by then, I do spray the nest. But working alongside them in a closed small space is a little distracting. Don't mind bees because they generally won't sting but I don't trust those other guys.

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