Safer® Deluxe Yellow Jacket/Wasp Trap
Safer® Deluxe Yellow Jacket/Wasp Trap is fully assembled, ready-to-use, and easy to clean. Contains a pesticide-free pheromone attractant with carbohydrate and protein ingredients. Bait is effective year round and in all geographical regions. Bait comes with the traps and is sold separately. Contents are a food attractant.
Trap Placement and Use
Use the Deluxe Yellow jacket Trap anywhere or anytime there is a yellow jacket problem-backyards, picnics, barbeques, or camping. This trap has been designed for use on all yellow jacket species. It will attract yellow jackets only, not the thinner longer wasps usually called paper wasps. The trap is designed to hold a variety of attractants that are known to attract yellow jackets including the BioLure yellow jacket Attractant included.
The bait tray is divided into two sections which can hold one or two baits. We recommend using the Safer yellow jacket Attractant. If you are using the Safer yellow jacket Attractant, cut off one corner of the packet and squeeze equal amounts on the tray in the shallow space provided to the left and right of the circle. If you are using home baits, we recommend placing a small piece of meat (turkey, ham, sausage, etc.) on one side of the tray and a piece of ripe fruit (sliced apples, watermelon, etc.) on the other side.
Put 1/2 cup of sweet liquid (apple juice concentrate, soda beverages, etc. or water) in the bottom of the trap and add a (drop)or two of liquid dishwashing soap (this breaks the surface tension of the liquid). This liquid serves two purposes. First, the liquid will trap the flying insects and secondly act as a n additional attractant. It is not necessary to use a liquid in the bottom of the trap during the hot months of summer as the heat will kill the insects, but in the cooler seasons (spring and fall) when the insects are less active, the liquid will trap the insects.
Set the bait tray on top of the trap bottom as shown in the illustration and slide the securing ring up and screw it on top of the trap. Attach the twist tie hanger.
If the trap is being used for specific occasions, such as picnics or barbecues, put the trap out at least one hour before cooking or serving food and away from human activity.
If the trap is to be used in problem areas, such as around garbage cans, put the trap out in late spring and change baits regularly.
Hang the trap out of reach of children and pets, and away from human activity. If pets and children are not present, the trap can be used without the hanger and set on any flat surface.
Place the trap out of windy areas and where it will receive morning sunlight and afternoon shade, especially in areas where temperatures get extremely hot.
If trap catches are low and yellow jackets are in the area move the trap to another location.
To Empty and Re-bait
When the trap fills to the bait tray level or if trap catches decline, it is time to re-bait and clean the trap.
The best time to empty the trap and re-bait is early in the morning or after sunset when yellow jackets are usually not active. Before opening the trap, make sure all insects inside are dead. To kill trapped yellow jackets, place the entire trap in a bucket of water for band and place in direct hot afternoon sun for a few hours. Make sure that all of the yellow jackets are dead before emptying the trap. Some people are allergic to yellow jacket stings which can be fatal. Dispose of insects in household trash or bury them (they make excellent compost).
Caution Keep out of reach of children and pets.