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Rescue! WHY Trap For Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets

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The RESCUE! WHY Trap is a reusable trap for catching wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. The included attractant will lure pests within a 1,000 sq. ft. area to the trap.

Target Pests

The RESCUE! WHY Trap catches 5 species of Paper Wasps; Bald-faced Hornets and European Hornets; and 12 species of Yellowjackets.

For Use In

Hang outdoors for backyard control of dangerous pests


The WHY Trap has a top chamber and a bottom chamber. 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.

Once inside the trap, the insects cannot fly out and die either by drowning (top chamber) or dehydration (bottom chamber).

Double-chambered design restricts insects from escaping

Durable construction holds up for multiple seasons

Attractant will not lure beneficial honeybees

Coverage Area

Lures pests within a 1,000 sq. ft. area

How To

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

Rescue! WHY Trap For Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets

The Rescue Why 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 Why 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. Please refer to the Rescue Why Trap instructions to learn how to properly use this product to achieve the best possible results.


Rescue Why Trap Instructions

You'll need a pair of scissors, string wire or twist tie before proceeding:


1. Unscrew the bottom cap to remove the cardboard coaster. Grasp the anterior comb to remove it and the contents inside.


2.  Slide the cone back into the tab channel and snap it into place.


3. Place the cotton ball into the attractant cup. Cut the tip of the attractant tube and carefully empty the liquid onto the cotton.


4. Screw the bottom cap back into place. Thread your twist tie through the top tab then hang the trap outdoors in the natural setting like a tree 20 feet away from human activies or a area known to have a yellow jacket nest.

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Is there an attractant bait available in a multi pack as opposed to single pack as it gets expensive using multiple traps?
Martin W on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No sorry I only know of the single packs.
Is this safe to use on school playgrounds and other outdoor areas?
M B on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use the traps around playgrounds, etc. Completely safe.
I have this product from last year. Can I get replacement parts ?
janet b on Apr 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we only sell this as a full unit and would not carry replacement parts.
What is the attractants made from?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Active ingredient: Heptyl Butyrate...................99.8%
NET. WT. Other ingredients............................................0.2%
0.05. oz Total ..........................................................100.0%
Is this trap bee frindly?
Trisha M on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It could trap bees, but the lure is made for wasps and yellowjackets.

The W·H·Y ® TRAP for WASPS, HORNETS & YELLOWJACKETS and the W·H·Y ® ATTRACTANT KIT are proven to lure and trap the following species: Paper
Wasp (Polistes fuscatus), European Paper Wasp (P. dominulus), Golden Paper Wasp (P. aurifer), Paper Wasp (P. metricus), Red Wasp (P. carolina), European
Hornet (Vespa crabro), Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata), Aerial Yellowjacket (D. arenaria), Blackjacket (Vespula consobrina), California Yellowjacket
(V. sulphurea), Common Yellowjacket (V. vulgaris), Eastern Yellowjacket (V. maculifrons), Forest Yellowjacket (V. acadica), German Yellowjacket (V. germanica),
Northeastern Yellowjacket (V. vidua), Prairie Yellowjacket (V. atropilosa), Southern Yellowjacket (V. squamosa), Transition Yellowjacket (V. flavopilosa) and Western
Yellowjacket (V. pensylvanica).

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