Have you ever bought one of those fancy outdoor bee traps, but have had no idea what kind of liquid to put into it? Don’t worry. I got your back.
Picture yourself sitting on your back patio/deck, mid-July, soaking up the warm sun rays, reading your favourite magazine/book…when out of no where a mean wasp sneaks up and stings your finger. OUCH. What a way to ruin your afternoon.. am I right!? You need to eliminate these stinging bugs from your deck.
Diesel (my dog), loves attacking wasps and bees.. which really worries me because I don’t want his throat to get stung when he swallows them.. I know I am quite the worry wort.
I have tried several different combinations when it comes to catching bees and wasps. This is the only one that I have had success with. It is simple, and only requires three ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen right this second!
Bee Trap Formula:
- White Sugar
- Lemon Juice
- Warm Water.
All you do is combined these ingredients and add them to your bee trap. Ensure the water is warm. Stir sugar into the water until the sugar is dissolved, make take a few minutes.
Make sure you hang your bee catcher high up, and make sure it is away from where you are going to be sitting.
When the water dries up, replace it with a fresh batch. You will most likely need to clean out the catcher before you add in this new batch of formula. Make sure you are super careful when cleaning it out, you do not want to get stung by one of the bees/wasps in the catcher. You also may need to soak it in warm water and soap if dirt is hardened onto the inside.
I hope you have as much success with this combination of ingredients as I do! Let me know in the comments below if you have any other alternative liquid formulas that are non-toxic and homemade to keep those bees away!