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
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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