Skip to comments.Grandpa Kipp's Sure-Fire Yellow Jacket Trap!
Posted on 07/01/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
My grandpa turned me onto this sure-fire yellow jacket eliminator about 50 years ago when I was just a youngster. I've observed its efficiency in removing all the yellow jackets from our campsite in a matter of a single day and before the week was over the entire campground was free of these hostile pests that make camping and other outdoor activities miserable. This method is NON-TOXIC and for the most part pet and wildlife friendly due to the harmless components that are used to build the "system." There are quite a few commercial products on the market to eliminate yellow jackets but this one doesn't cost anything and I can guarantee its an extremely effective way to rid your yard or campsite of the yellow hoards in just a day or two.
You will need the following components:
Plastic dish pan or wash basin. A tablespoon of liquid dish soap, preferably non-scented. 3 sticks about 13 inches long. 2 or 3 tie wires. A 3 or 4 inch piece of wire. 12 inches of string. A piece of raw fish.
Make a tripod out of the sticks and tie wires as shown in the photo. Bend the short piece of wire into a hook shape and attach the string. Add about 1 or 2 inches of water to the dish pan and mix the liquid soap in the water. Stir SLOWLY - you DON'T want any soap bubbles floating on the water. Insert the fish meat on the wire hook. Tie the string to the top of the tripod so that the meat is hanging ONE HALF INCH above the water level in the pan. Do Not get soapy water on any portion of the fish!
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[I'm rebelling at being focused on the news today... hope someone can use this.]
Willing to try it....
interesting.....so how does it keep the yellow jackets away I wonder....
Wow! I’m very allergic to yellow jacket stings, so if this works, it would be incredible.
Cut-off top of two-liter bottle inserted back into the lower half. For bait, I have had good luck with Mountain Dew. Can also put a chunk of meat down there. A drop of soap helps drown them quicker.
“so how does it keep the yellow jackets away I wonder....
They fall into the water and drown.
It's the inverse or hollow pyramid principle. Pyramid shapes will sharpen razor blades, repel biting and stinging insects (and poisonous snakes), and attract unicorns.
I’ve used that; I used a little RC Cola as the bait, with a little liquid soap. Worked great.
Yeah, but you wouldn’t want to turn it upside-down. For one thing, you’d be knee-deep in unicorns.
I want them to drown slowly and painfully.....LOL.
oh duh lol
So what do have for bee’s?
“So what do have for bees?”
honey bees? or gigantic bumble bees?
The Yellow Jackets eat some Fish - get thirsty - drink some water and while swimming drown.
Hot dogs work quite well.
That 2-liter trap will work with flies also if you use a piece of putrifying meat and water as bait.
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