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Here’s an easy way of making a wasp trap to keep them and bees at bay during the hotter months, getting stung in your garden can be really annoying so this should stop the risk mostly.
You will need:
Tape or super glue
First cut your bottle in half roughly across the middle because one end is going to go into the other in a minute. (Remember to take off the lid)
Now this is done turn the top end of your bottle and put it into the other end so the opening is pointing down into the body of the bottle, tightly tape around the opening to prevent any chance of liquids leaking, I used about four layers of electrical tape but you could also use super glue or a waterproof tape.
Now take around five teaspoons of sugar and mix it in a cup with water stir it around until it’s all dissolved, this will make a nice sugary solution that the wasps or bees will be attracted to.
Next, cut a piece of string and attach it to the end of the bottle with some tape or glue, the string should be long enough so it can easily hang.
Now take your mixture of sugar and water and pour it into the bottle and tilt it before it can spill out, you should pour enough to fill up to just below the lid on the inside, now go and hang it wherever you like! This works because the wasps or bees smell the sweetness of the sugar water so instinctively fly inside, but once they are in the trap they can’t get out.
You could also use a bigger bottle to make a bigger trap!
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