How to Make a Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap

Simple and easy to make, this project can even cost you nothing!
Simple and easy to make, this project can even cost you nothing!

Our elderly neighbors knocked on our doors one early morning, asking for help. They discovered a nest of yellow jackets in their backyard and their grandchildren are coming over the following week. They didn’t want to expose the kids to the said insects.

Better get rid of those dangerous yellow jackets now.
Better get rid of those dangerous yellow jackets now.

Yellow jackets are dangerous. They are more aggressive compared to other stinging insects like wasps, bees, and hornets. Because they don’t lose their stinger, they can actually jab at your skin several times over. And they usually attack even when unprovoked.

To slowly get rid of the insects, my husband made several yellow jacket bottle traps. It practically cost nothing because we had a lot of bottles at home waiting to be recycled. Making the bottle traps was a good way to recycle them.

Materials:

  • Red wine
  • Water or soda bottle
  • Dishwashing liquid

Tools:

  • Bread knife
  • Scissors

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Learn how to make a yellow jacket bottle trap by following the step-by-step instructions here…

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