Friday, June 15, 2007

A new addition to my yard

This is the Raid disposable Yellow Jacket Trap. I hate bees, but I especially hate yellow jackets. They can sting more than once - all bees should have to die like wasps and hornets do after they sink their stinger in you. Three years ago on vacation I got stung multiple times by a yellow jacket - it was in my sheets in my bed - I woke up the entire resort. It was NOT FUN! So when Bzz Agent invited me to take part in this campaign and test the product for free I got very excited.

Every year the apple tree attacts tons of them as they eat on the rotting apples. With the addition of a small pool in the backyard for Andy this year I am afraid the population of yellow jackets may interfer with my enjoyment of my own yard. I will not let the insects win.

This product is perfect for me. It hangs innocently in the apple tree and doesn't look like the killer that it is. It attracts them with an odor that they find irrestiable and then it traps them and drowns them. When it is full, you just throw it away. And for those of you who know how green and crunchy I am - it is not full of chemicals - it is a non-toxic plant based attractant.

This year it is going to be Kathi 1, Yellow Jackets 0. I may have to even keep a tally of how many I trap and how many traps I go through.

You can buy this product at most home improvement, food, drug or discount stores. It costs $6.99 per trap and it attracts yellow jackets over a 20 ft by 2o ft (400 square feet) area. If you have a big yard, you might want to buy more than one.

Oh - and it attracts the queens so it will kill a whole colony. I'm all for eliminating whole colonies of yellow jackets. I'm sure yellow jackets fill some role in this world - just let them fill their role somewhere other than my back yard.

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Connie said...

Thanks for sharing this...we have a problem with yellow jackets, too. Will check out the website.

Kathi said...

Hi Connie,
If you want to e-mail me (you can click on my e-mail in my profile) and send me your address, I'll gladly mail you a coupon for $1.50 off on the traps.