Last summer we had quite a few yellow jackets pestering us. This summer started out no different.They like to gather in the crack of the shed door, and a few other places around the house.
We looked at traps, but who wants to spend +$20 every four-six weeks…
So… we searched for a simple cost-effective solution… and found one… at… wikiHow.
Pretty simple, and brilliant really
Crumple up a brown paperbag
Hang it where yellow jackets gather
Wasps are territorial so they will not make a nest where one already exists.
And… it’s true… so far.
We haven’t seen ANY yellow jackets in the shed area for the past three weeks.
So this summer we’ll make and deploy a few more “No Vacancy” decoy nests (more artistically appealing, and sturdier) around the yard and hopefully keep these pesky pests away for good. We’ll keep you posted.