It's that time of the year when wasps seem to be omnipresent — y'know, buzzing around your car in the Tim Hortons drive-thru, lurking at your front door, populating your backyard, and seemingly stalking your every move.
I have nothing against these little buggers, but a little respect for personal space would be appreciated.
Amazon Canada offers a range of wasp traps that can help keep those pesky yellow jackets away (and painful stings at bay). The traps will prevent nest-building around your home so you can savour the last days of summer in peace.
Why are wasps so bad in September?
Queen wasps surface in the spring when the weather starts to warm up (same, lol). They begin laying eggs, and throughout the summer months, they essentially create an army.
Adult wasps work overtime to feed the babies of the bunch, which, in turn, produces a sweet substance for the adults. The queen stops laying eggs when fall rolls around, depriving adults of their sugary treat. At the same time, plants begin to wither, so there's less nectar to feast on.
What does this mean? It means hangry wasps with low resources, which is why they start buzzin' around your sweet drinks. They're also on high alert, protecting their queen, as she has to survive the winter to keep the dynasty going strong.
And to top things off, the weather changing means they want to find a cozy spot to chill — a.k.a. your home.
But hey, your house is not their home. There are safe, non-toxic Amazon wasp traps, which are ideal for households with children or pets. Keep scrolling for six of the best traps worth considering.
You'll get a pack of two traps — just add some sugary liquid and hang them where wasps tend to populate. The solar panel produces a blue light, luring the buggers in at night.
This non-toxic trap is easy to assemble and features a guard to prevent birds from confusing it with a feeder.
You'll get a pack of two disposable bags filled with non-poisonous liquid that will capture any wasps nearby — perfect for fall picnics and camping trips.
These look like natural wasp nests, meaning yellow jackets will not build near another colony. It comes with a pack of six, so you can surround them on your porch, deck and trees.
These reusable wasp traps are weather-proof, so you won't have to worry about them getting damaged in rain or humidity. It comes with a pack of two.
This trap is probably the most aesthetically pleasing, so if you want something small and cute that will also get the job done, this is a solid choice.