In a Nutshell:
WaspBane is the only wasp trap scientifically proven to reduce risk.
WaspBane is the wasp trap that you set and forget!
The WaspBane wasp trap is a two part trap. The bottom part is a self sealing disposable bait chamber designed to hold the bait and dead wasps. The top vapour chamber is a reusable chamber designed to attract and catch wasps. The WaspBane wasp trap has a bait system which lasts all season long which means it does not need re-baiting and needs little or no maintenance. The bait chamber is designed to be thrown away at the end of the season to be replaced with a new bait chamber the following year. The WaspBane wasp trap kills virtually 100% of all of the wasps that it catches which means that unlike other traps it does not cause swarm feeding and will not make your wasp problem worse.
SAFE, CLEAN, EASY TO USE, EFFICIENT
and LASTS ALL SEASON LONG
Nuisance wasps are those worker wasps who have converted to sweet feeding after their nests have matured, (see wasp life cycle and feeding behaviour) and are responsible for the overwhelming majority of stings from the end of July onwards and these stings invariably happen around food or in the garden where there is no immediate sign of a nest. It is estimated that at any given time many as 12,500 wasp nests can potentially conribute wasps to a nuisance wasp problem so nest eradication isn’t the answer. In the past people have tried using low efficiency wasp traps without much success because such traps merely attract more wasps than they kill. The only proven solution is the WaspBane wasp trap, a high efficiency wasp trap that virtually kills 100% of the wasps that it catches which means that unlike other traps the WaspBane wasp trap does not cause swarm feeding so can’t make your wasp problem worse.
The effectiveness of the WaspBane wasp trap depends on it being used properly. In essence there are two basic principles to using the trap. The first is that the WaspBane wasp trap is designed to intercept scouting wasps before they reach the area to be protected which means that the WaspBane wasp trap must be sited downwind of the area to be protected (see section on positioning). The second principle is that if wasps are already swarm feeding, then the original food source must be removed and be replaced with a WaspBane wasp trap with the WaspBane wasp trap being placed in exactly the same position as the original food source before it was removed. This is known as interruption of programmed feeding.
The WaspBane wasp trap has been designed around user safety and has a self sealing disposable bait chamber with a bait system that lasts all season long. This means that in routine use the WaspBane wasp trap only has to be handled twice per season; once to set it up and once to take it down. By contrast, the average low efficiency wasp trap has to be cleaned and rebaited up to 18 times during the same period. Because the WaspBane bait chamber is self sealing and disposable there is little if any risk of being stung as a result of handling the trap. (As yet there have been no reports of a single person being stung whilst handling the WaspBane wasp trap).
Wasps are an important and beneficial insect (see section on wasp benefits). The WaspBane wasp trap is an ecologically sensitive wasp trap because it only targets those worker wasps that have become nuisance wasps. The WaspBane wasp trap does not target worker wasps when they are still hunting and it does not specifically target queens. Moreover, the nuisance wasps that the WaspBane wasp trap catches are already in decline and already starting to starve to death so the WaspBane wasp trap has little if any impact on the wasp species as a whole. This being the case, the WaspBane wasp trap is an ideal tool for sustainable wasp management. The WaspBane wasp trap has truly green credentials. It is pesticide, toxin and pheromone free which means that it can be disposed off to domestic waste (in accordance with local regulations). The bait powders provided with the trap are not an attractant. They are food grade materials designed to keep the bait that you add fresh so that the trap lasts all season long which means no handling and reduced risk.
Whilst the WaspBane wasp trap is specifically designed to exploit wasp behaviour in very clever ways, it also catches other insect pests including mosquitos, flies and different varieties of moth including apple and codling moths. The WaspBane wasp trap is particularly good at eradicating wax moths which makes it ideal for protecting bee hives.
The WaspBane wasp trap stands approximately 50cm tall and has a base that is 15cm square. Once baited up the average weight of a WaspBane trap is about 1.3Kg.
The WaspBane wasp trap should be set from about the second or third week of July after wasp nests mature when wasps start sweet feeding. The WaspBane wasp trap should not be set in spring otherwise there is a risk that it will eradicate queen wasps leaving whole areas denuded of wasps. This risks a rebound pest problem with extensive damage to crops, garden plants and risks the spread of insect born diseases such as tick born Lyme’s disease.