So... why trap cicada-killer wasps?
You're probably asking that because you've spent plenty on sprays, poisons, and exterminators with little or no results. Does the thought of this summer's damage from cicada wasps and ground-digger wasps have you ready to move? Is your infestation continually growing out of control?
These patent-pending cicada-killer wasp traps were created by a turf care company tired of using every approach possible with limited results and unsatisfied customers. Finding a way to remove these damaging insects in a safe, non-toxic way was important to us. It needed to be easy, pesticide-free, non-toxic, pet-safe, quick, and fool-proof. So we came up with a glue-board-based trap that contains the insect inside once it emerges from the burrow. There's a window in one end so the wasp flies toward the light and gets trapped in the glue. Not only is it safe and simple, but you can also keep track of the wasps you catch, which makes monitoring the infestation easier.
By trapping the female cicada-killer, new generations of cicada-killer wasps (also know as ground-digger wasps) will begin to decline, and the aggressive males will leave the area in search of a female to mate with.
Don't Wait! Supplies are Limited!
Remember to begin trapping cicada-killers as soon as activity begins. The sooner you begin removing the females, the quicker an infestation can be eliminated. Most people wait too long to begin trapping, and the infestation quickly gets out of control. These wasps can quickly infest a lawn, destroy turfgrass or flower beds, and fly agressively around an entrance way or pool area. Cicada-killer wasp control should be performed as quickly as possible when burrows begin to appear. This will help eliminate wasps before they infest an area.
1. Hit them early in the season and hit them hard by purchasing enough traps to cover all the cicada killer active holes at once.
2. Place traps after the cicada killer wasps have nested (normally after dusk).
3. Remove traps just after dawn and cover all holes, whether or not they've yielded a "catch".
4. Repeat each evening until all female cicada-killers are gone!