If you don't like them flying around I understand, however, wasps and hornets are actually beneficial. They feed their young insects that would otherwise damage crops and ornamental plants in your garden. They are there because they are hunting those pests. They won't sting you unless provoked or you get too close to their nest. Every time I garden I get buzzed.....no harm, no foul. That said......to get rid of them you need to eliminate the source. If they've become aggressive or you have people and children getting stung, find the nest site and blast away at a safe distance with this.....
There are a number of hanging traps that work pretty good if you put them up in early spring, when the nests are small. They grow significantly through the summer, until hard freezes, and most of the nest will die off, except the queens, and a few survivors. After a surprise encounter in the barn, we never saw any go in or out, until my wife bumped the nest accidentally, and got 20 stings, and had to go to the hospital. Be sure not to wait to go, they have shots you can get that will take care of the pain, and the allergic reaction. Besides, you never know if you will go into shock with these, and each time you get stung, the more sensitive you become. We paid the critter gitter $125 to take care of the nest with high powered stuff, and took about 10 gallons to take care of the nest. It was money well spent. He estimated between 4-6 THOUSAND were in the nest, including larvae and eggs. Scary.
==================================== That doesn't sounds money well spend, I could have just purchase a gallon of gasoline and made a bonfire out of that nest for cheap
I am looking to get rid or reduce those pest since I don't want to use any pesticides on my vegetables and they always chew holes in my plant leaves.
I have tomatoes, spinach, squash, watermellon, grapes, etc. so I got a variety of plants in my garden and swarm of yellow jackets daily, I tried those hanging soda sweet bottles, but doesn't really work on them, it seems they prefer my vegetables instead.
I would almost guarantee you that it's not the yellow jackets chewing holes in your plant leaves. On the other hand.....now is the season for them to seek fruit because of the sugar content. Anyway......check out this article....it might help.
I need help in finding a correct plant/name of the plant that eats yellow jacket wasp and japanese beetles in my vegetable garden. Any help is much appreciated, I need to kill them as safely as possible without using any chemicals on my vegetable garden.
1: Get a tray (whatever size makes you happy) and keep a small amount of water in it. Put it in a corner of your yard away from regular traffic, but in full sun. During hot weather, the wasps will use it as a source of water. They will remember the spot and put it on their routes. 2: Load up the tray with giant variety Venus flytraps, such as 'King Henry,' 'B52' or 'Jaws.' Place the pots so that the wasps have to squeeze past the flytraps to reach the water. Between chance landings, and active exploration, the traps will quickly load up. This will still only kill wasps in the dozens over the summer, unless you really get a lot of vfts. Sarracenias, on the other hand, will eat them at a much higher rate as others have stated!
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5