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W*H*Y we love our customers

This is WHY we do what we do.

Our office is buzzing today over a web comment we received. Brenda in Texas is using the new W*H*Y Trap for Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets already after purchasing a full case of the product -- just as she said she intended to do last year.

Here's her original comment from last year on the "Tell us WHY" page on our web site:

"We live in West Texas and are inundated with paper wasps. When I walk out the front door, I take a fly swatter with me so I can fight my way off of the porch. In the summer, they dive bomb us when we are in the pool. We go through cases and cases of Wasp spray each summer. Those darn things can get inside the home through the smallest crevice and yesterday we had 25 in our living room when we returned home. Needless to say, we are very anxious to purchase a case of WHY traps and have them out in early spring so we can catch the queens."

Brenda followed through on her intentions and is already having great results with the W*H*Y Trap. Here's what she sent us today:

"I ordered a case of WHY Traps and have put three of the traps up. The first trap is still catching paper wasps even though the water is gone. The second trap (see picture) has caught quite a few considering it's only February and that trap has been up for only 24 hours."

WHY customer photo TX 

We think those actually look like red wasps in the trap -- they're likely queens, because of the time of year and their size.

Thanks for the feedback, Brenda!

February 24, 2009 in Testimonials, WHY Trap | Permalink


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We moved into a new home last fall, from San Francisco to Ross, in Marin County, California.

All around the best part of our backyard last Fall, there were yellowjackets anytime that we would go out to eat or even just sit.

I want to get rid of them! I bought one of your traps -- probably will buy a few more -- to hopefully catch queens.

It was very cold in December but then we had a hot spell, briefly, in January. Now we are having warmer days but mostly rainy.

Do you have some advice for me about when I should put out my trap? Do temperatures trigger the queen to come out? Or is it the length of the days? And how about really rainy days? Do those limit the life/effectiveness of the trap?

I am starting to think now, even though we are having some pretty rainy days still, that I should put the traps out, as it is warming up a bit and plants are blooming. I've seen a few good honeybees today.

Any advice is welcome!

Posted by: Caitlin | Feb 26, 2009 2:11:44 PM

Good questions, Caitlin! The yellowjacket queens will start to emerge in spring on dry days when the daytime temps are consistently 65 degrees or above. Yellowjackets will not fly when it's raining.The trap's effectiveness and attractant life should not be affected if it is left outside in wet weather, but if the rain is heavy you may want to move the trap to a sheltered location until it subsides.

Posted by: Stephanie | Mar 4, 2009 2:49:19 PM

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