How It Works

The W·H·Y Trap has two chambers and three attractants to catch 19 different species of insects. The top chamber is baited with two attractants -- one of which is a solid contained in a vial, and the other a liquid mixed with water. The bottom chamber is baited with a liquid attractant poured onto a cotton pad. Wasps, hornets and yellowjackets have two ways to enter: either through the top cap, or through the holes in the bottom cap.

Pet Safety

Our WHY Traps do not use any killing agents or poisons. The product relies on luring the pest insects to the trap where they cannot get back out. Eventually, the trapped insects will expire on their own.The heptyl butyrate and the butanol can be strong eye irritants and mild skin irritants.  If there is eye or skin contact, then wash thoroughly with clean water and if irritation persists then see a doctor.

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Unique Features & Benefits

  • Double-chambered design restricts insects from escaping
  • Durable construction holds up for multiple seasons
  • Attractant will not lure beneficial honeybees
  • Catches workers from summer through fall
  • Catches queens in spring before they build nests
  • First and only trap to capture Paper Wasps, Bald-faced Hornets and European Hornets
  • Two-week attractant kit included
  • Attractant refills available
  • No extra food bait required

What It Catches

The RESCUE! W·H·Y Trap catches 5 species of Paper WaspsBald-faced Hornets and European Hornets; and 12 species of Yellowjackets.

Where To Hang It

The RESCUE! W·H·Y Trap can be used outdoors wherever there is a paper wasp, hornet or yellowjacket problem. We recommend the trap be placed at least 20 feet away from an outdoor activity area, such as a patio or deck. Generally speaking, the W·H·Y® Trap will capture more paper wasps near a house structure, and more hornets and yellowjackets near a natural setting of bushes and trees. It can be highly effective to place multiple traps around the perimeter of a yard or area where insects are entering. The trap should also be placed at least 20 feet away from a known yellowjacket nest.

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