Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada
The fake wasp nests don't really work, at least they didn't for us, so you may want to save your money. We thought they were at the beginning of the season, but by mid-August we were being swarmed. Our GSD at the time got swarmed 3 times ... we had to use oven mitts to get them all off of her, then give her Benadryl. It was horrible and she never got over her fear of them. If she even saw/heard one solitary wasp she would almost take the door off it's hinges trying to get back in the house! What we have found works so far, is early in the Spring try to find the nest(s) and destroy them. This year, we took down 4 nests and so far it seems to be working. Haven't been bothered by them yet. Added to that, we buy wasp traps at Walmart that contain an attractant. These work really well at capturing these pests and fill up really fast. They say that the best is if you can catch the queen at the start of the season (early Spring) but good luck with that. We've never been able to catch the Queen yet! Bees, on the other hand, have never been a problem. They leave us along and vice versa.