In this guide we’ll take a look at the best wasp traps.
We’ve compared material, size, efficiency and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Wasp Trap?
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ASPECTEK Wasp Trap Review
ASPECTEK Wasp Trap is our top recommendation. It’s the best wasp trap on the market because it’s made from weather-resistant plastic, it’s easy to refill, and simple to empty the dead wasps.
Made from tough weather-resistant plastic and measuring 6.6 inches in height this is a sturdy piece of non-intrusive kit that’s going to last the distance.
You’ll bring them out of storage each summer to deal with the influx of wasps that tend to appear in the barbequing summer months.
The gourd-shaped wasp traps have six entry ports in their tough plastic bodies that wasps can’t find their way back out from. Simply fill it with sweet liquid and they can’t resist. You’ll be able to see dead wasps through the transparent plastic.
You can hang ASPECTEK’s lightweight wasp traps from a branch or a bracket on the fence with the included nylon hanging cord or sit it on a stable, flat surface.
To fill the trap, unscrew the lid, fill, and screw the lid back on tightly – ensure you re-fill after rain as the majority of liquid-filled wasp traps tend to fill with rainwater which dilutes the lure.
Eco friendly, non-toxic, and endlessly re-usable – this is the best wasp trap solution on the market.
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B4E Pack of 2 Hanging Wasp Trap Review
B4E’s pack of two hanging wasp traps are great value. If you’re plagued by wasps or fruit flies and gnats, these attractive rounded almost transparent wasp traps are the simplest way to catch them without fear of a nasty sting.
You can hang these traps in a tree with the enclosed cord or free stand them on a flat surface – but ensure they are placed away from your home as they attract wasps and you won’t want them near your living spaces.
Made from tough plastic, these sturdy and effective wasp traps have six entry ports that wasps can’t escape from. The tops screw off for quick refilling – all you need is a sweet liquid to tempt the wasps in.
These wasp traps are a great buy and will help keep your garden wasp-free all summer.
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The Buzz Fly Catcher Wasp Trap Review
The Buzz Fly Catcher Wasp Trap is a nifty piece of kit. It’s designed to attract flies, but the wasps can’t help themselves either. They enter the specially designed ports, get stuck in the bottle, and drown in the liquid.
There are two bottles in this pack and two packets of effective granular bait that’s mixed with 300mls of water.
You can buy extra sachets of bait – and you will need to because this is super effective. The bait contains no poisons and is non-toxic.
Suitable for all outdoor areas. You won’t want this too close to your home or seating areas because the smell is not pleasant for humans, but flies and wasps just love it.
Hang from a branch or position on a flat surface in sunlight to activate the bait and it’ll attract flies and wasps from 10 metres away.
This is a good value, effective fly and wasp trap for those of us struggling with both types of unwelcome insects.
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The Buzz Honeypot Wasp Trap with Bait Review
The Buzz Honeypot Wasp Trap with bait is one of the best wasp trap solutions around and it’s certainly one of the best looking too.
It looks like a lantern, which is good news for those of us that like our products attractive as well as effective.
This wasp trap is available in six bright colours and is made from long-lasting lightweight ABS plastic. It’s reusable and eco-friendly with included bait that’s the best liquid for wasps traps.
The wasp trap has a large screw off base so you can easily empty the dead wasps and refill with more lure (this can be bought separately). The large base means it’s stable to free stand on a flat surface or you can hang it with the included cord.
The manufacturer states you can kill the trapped wasps by placing the whole trap in the freezer. If you don’t like watching the wasps struggle this could be a good compromise for you.
These wasp traps are a great price and the perfect way to keep your garden, pet areas, or allotment free from stinging wasps up to a 20-metre radius.
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Ram 2x Wasp and Hornet Trap Review
Ram’s 2x wasp and hornet traps are made from tough yellow-toned transparent plastic and are extremely lightweight. If you want the best wasp trap for your travels – this is a top choice!
These wasps traps have six effective ports holes that wasps and hornets climb through in search of food but are unable to climb back out from. This is because the entry side is larger than the internal side.
Simply fill partway with an attractant and wasps will enter, eventually drowning in the liquid. Once full, screw off the lid, empty, refill with sweet liquid and use them again.
In fact, use them as many times as you like because they are eco-friendly, reusable wasp traps.
You can set the traps on a flat surface or hang them high out of reach of kids and pets, but don’t put them too close – wasps are attracted to the bait.
Wasp Trap Buyer’s Guide
There are lots of traps on the market but here’s how to choose the best wasp trap for your needs.
There’s no need to choose a wasp trap based on chemicals or environmental toxins when they are attracted to sweet foods. The best wasp trap is a simple ‘entrance with no exit’ drowning method.
Hang Up or Stand
It’s handy to have the choice of hanging a wasp trap in a tree or standing it on a flat surface if hanging isn’t an option.
Look for traps with a flat bottom and an easy-to-tie-up hook on the top for maximum options.
Easy to Fill and Empty
If you choose easy-pour screw off lids you won’t get the wasp attractant all over you.
Screw off tops make it easy to dispose of the dead wasps too, which isn’t a nice job – the sooner it’s over the better.
Make Them Reusable
One-use wasp traps waste your cash. Choose one that can be filled with attracting liquids time and time again. These are more eco-friendly and much better value.
Wasp Trap FAQ
What is a wasp trap and how does it work?
The types of wasp traps we’ve recommended above work on the ‘trap and drown’ method. It’s the most eco-friendly way to destroy wasps and other flying pests in your outdoor space.
The basic premise is that the trap is halfway filled with a wasp-attracting liquid. The wasps smell this and climb through the entry holes. Once inside the wasps are unable to find their way back out – eventually tiring and drowning in the liquid.
You empty the wasp trap when its full and refill the chamber with more liquid.
What should you put in a wasp trap?
People are rightly concerned about attracting bees to a wasp trap. However, bees are more intent on finding nectar from flowers. They won’t ‘bee’ interested in your wasp trap.
Many of the best wasp traps come with bait included, but its simple to make your own.
Choose something sweet like jam, sugar, cider, honey, or fruit juice and mix it with water. Think like a wasp – what do they like best in your picnic? Then simply add some water.
If you are still concerned about bees, add a little salt or vinegar for sourness which attracts wasps but is disliked by our friendly bees.
Remember to change the liquid regularly especially if it rains as rainwater will overfill the trap.
Wasps traps are a handy item to have and if you buy well they last year after year.
Having an attractive, efficient, and environmentally-friendly wasp trap is one of the best things you can do to save your BBQ, keep your kids and pets safe, and ensure you have a good harvest of fruit in the autumn.