I have a love/hate relationship with late Spring and early Summer.  Allergies are on a roller coaster, and pests are in abundance: ants, flies, mosquitoes, and the ever nagging Wasps.

The Common wasp.

I found out the hard way that my Wasps just go where they want, whenever they want.  We have an above ground pool in our back yard, and the Wasps just love it.  I mean, I get it, it's nice and cool, and who doesn't like a nice drink now and then.  What we don't understand is why can't those Wasps understand that they are not wanted!  I've sprayed, used candles and swatted until I can't swat anymore!

Add to that that my grandson has a very real hatred for Wasps that he comes by very honestly.  We were sweeping the front porch, and unbeknownst to me, there was a huge nest of wasps in a plant holder on my front porch.  While Lucas was sweeping he accidentally hit the plant holder with his broom causing the nest to swarm onto Lucas.  Luckily, I was right beside him and I grabbed him up in my arms and swatted and ran off the porch all at the same time, and he escaped with only one of two stings.  It was traumatic for both of us.  Now, every time he sees a wasp, even if it's several feet away, he screams.

Thus the need for a tested wasp escape!  We were scrolling Facebook this weekend and found a homemade recipe to attract wasps and trap them, so that's one thing that we will try.


Here's what we need:

Fill a container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps...
1/4 cup vinegar,

1/2 cup warm water,

1/2 cup sugar,

1 teaspoon of salt

I've seen this recipe in larger quantities too, plus some add some dishwasher detergent with the premise that the soap will coat wings so they can't fly out of the trap. That recipe is poured into a half liter soda bottle.  The wasps are attracted to the mixture and once their wings are coated they can't fly out and they drown.

How do you keep the wasps away? Comment below.

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