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Wasp weather... and we're catching them!

If the Northwest could string together more than two 70+ degree days in a row, we'd all be very happy. But this week, those two warm spring days were enough to capture a bunch of paper wasp (and some yellowjacket) queens in the WHY Trap. The photos and video below were taken on president Rod Schneidmiller's property.

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Last night, three days after those photos and video were taken, it snowed. Many of the wasps were still alive today, and they huddled together for warmth near the top of the trap:

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April 23, 2009 in New RESCUE! Products, Video, Wasps, WHY Trap | Permalink

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upon putting the trap together i found the attractant for the top compartment was solidified . What should I do?

Posted by: lisazeilmann | Apr 24, 2009 10:06:35 AM

The attractant in the small vial with the snap-top lid is supposed to be solidified. Think of it like those gel air-fresheners that give off a scent when exposed to air. Thanks for trying our product!

Posted by: Stephanie | Apr 27, 2009 5:06:33 PM

I bought this trap last week fron ace hardware to kill paper wasps in northern n. I have not caught one yet i have wasps all around my home. they just fly bye it and not go in help

Posted by: rick | Apr 30, 2009 7:36:14 PM

I also bought a trap at ACE hardware and the bees fly by without notice. I am in Rhode Island

Posted by: Stan | May 3, 2009 6:59:01 AM

Mine doesn't work on wasps either. And notice that all the "wasps" in every photo are yellow jackets...

Posted by: Jeff | Nov 18, 2009 9:07:06 AM

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