Pest No More in Placerville, CA receives a lot of questions regarding its nontoxic, environmentally friendly pest control products. We’ve conveniently listed a series of our most frequently asked questions to help you get the answers you need.
Can you tell me the best placement for your yellow jacket traps? I want to use them in my back yard near the pool and BBQ area.
Our traps contain an attractant, so you do not want to put them near places you use frequently. Yellow jackets travel long distances for food, so place the trap well away from your pool and BBQ. It is also a good idea to set the traps out early in the morning, during the hottest part of the day, or late in the evening when the yellow jackets are less active. Also, place the trap at least 15 feet from any known Yellow Jacket nests, and always wear protective clothing when setting, moving, or replacing the traps.
Will your fly traps work in my barn, and near my paddocks?
Depending on the size of your barn, and your paddocks, I would suggest using several of our fly traps, since they will probably fill up rather quickly. I would also suggest placing one or two of them near your manure pile, since this will be the flies’ likely breeding spot.
I noticed that you have two different types of disposable Yellow Jacket and Fly traps. One looks like a bag, and the other looks like some sort of jar. I'm not sure which one to buy.
The bag type trap is a little more portable, and is designed to be suspended above the ground by hanging it from any convenient object. The trap that looks like a jar is also disposable, but, because of its design, it can stand on any flat object - tree stump, table, fence post, etc., as well as being suspended from a branch, barn rafter, etc.
I noticed that there is a small bag in the disposable traps. I assume that it contains the attractant. Do I remove the bag from the trap and open it to release the attractant before adding liquid to the trap.
All of our traps are designed to keep you from coming into contact with the attractant, so don't open the small bag. Simply add the required amount of liquid to the trap, and the bag containing the attractant will dissolve and release the attractant within a short time.
What is the best way to dispose one of your disposable traps once it is full?
Close the lid on the trap and place the trap inside a plastic bag. Secure the bag tightly, and place into your trash container.
Our favorite campground often has yellow jackets present in the late summer. Will your traps be effective protecting us from these pests?
The Green Earth products ® disposable yellow jacket traps, if properly placed away from your camping area will be quite helpful in keeping the yellow jackets away from you and your family. Put them up as soon as you arrive, and don't forget to take them with you when you leave. They should be placed at least 100' from your camp to be the most effective. Also, remember to keep all of your food and trash covered so don't they attract the yellow jackets, which are looking for food, to your camp.
Can I use one of your disposable fly traps inside my house?
These traps contain an attractant that has a very annoying smell and should not be used inside your home. Locate the entry way for the flies into your home and place the trap outside near this area.
I understand that your Yellow Jacket traps will not catch Paper wasps. How can I tell the difference between them?
From a distance and to the untrained eye, Yellow Jacket wasps and Paper wasps look very similar. On close inspection though, you will find that Paper wasps have long droopy legs, and a pinched and separated abdomen. Yellow Jackets are shorter and stouter, and fly more aggressively than Paper wasps. Also, Paper wasps are relatively docile compared to Yellow Jackets, which are very aggressive when threatened or when foraging for food.
What is the safest way to empty my reusable Yellow Jacket trap if some of the Yellow Jackets are still alive?
We recommend placing the trap inside of a plastic bag and putting it into your home freezer for a couple of hours. This should kill any Yellow Jackets that are still alive.
How do pestNOmore traps work if no toxic chemicals are used?
Based on extensive scientific studies of pest behavior, all pestNOmore traps are designed to catch harmful and annoying insects as they forage for food, look for a mate, lay eggs, or search for a hiding place. Each trap has a unique way to attract specific insects using bait, pheromones, color, shape, or visual attractants. The traps kill without using any toxic substances. The insect, once in the trap, cannot free itself, and dies.
Does the Yellow Jacket lure in your traps attract Honey Bees?
The Green Earth Products® attractant is insect species specific. It will not attract honey bees, so our trap will have a very small impact on these beneficial insects.
Is there anything that I can do to decrease the population of Yellow Jackets before they become a problem this summer?
Place a couple of Green Earth Products Yellow Jacket Traps out on you property early in the spring when the Yellow Jacket queens are out looking for a place to establish a new nest. Our traps are excellent at attracting the queens, and will prevent Yellow Jacket nests for being established on your property.
Can I use your pestNOmore Aphid Trap on my indoor plants and on my plants outdoors?
The pestNOmore Aphid Traps can be used both indoors and outdoors. They are very effective in gardens and in greenhouses, and will protect your house plants.
Can I use your Yellow Jacket Trap to catch Paper wasps, which are building nests under my eaves?
The attractant in the Green Earth Products® Yellow Jacket Traps is species specific, and will not attract Paper Wasps, and there is no trap currently on the market that will attract and capture Paper Wasps. They are, though, beneficial, and, unlike the Yellow Jacket wasps, are rather docile and usually non-aggressive unless directly threatened.
I was told by a neighbor that he puts the dead Yellow Jackets and flies from his traps into his gardens as a fertilizer. Is this a good idea?
Once you are sure the Yellow Jackets or flies in your traps are dead, they can be recycled into your gardening soil where they do make an excellent fertilizer.
The Green Earth fly traps didn't catch anything the first day I had them out, and I was a little discouraged. But, when I checked them a day or two later, they were completely full of dead and dying flies. Is this normal?
Once liquid is added to the trap to activate the lure, it can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours for the lure to activate, depending upon the outside temperature. The warmer it is the quicker the lure will activate and begin to attract flies.
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