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Wasp Surge - How to control wasps naturally - Dragonfli

Dragonfli's Wasp Control Guide

As many of you will have seen, wasps are now beginning to become a real nuisance and can now safely be categorised as pests.

At Dragonfli we aim to offer natural solutions to all manner of insect pest problems and are equipped with a highly effective Wasp control in the form of our Wasp Traps & Attractants. Read on for information on Wasps and for advice on how to enjoy a wasp free garden late this summer and early this autumn.

Wasps Are Beneficial Insects In The Spring

Plenty of people bemoan wasps, with some claiming that they simply live to aggravate and scavenge from humans. This isn’t entirely true. While wasps do become a certifiable pest and irritant later in the year, during the spring and early summer wasps are one of nature's friends. Workers collect caterpillars and other pest insects, such as Aphids, to feed their young and build their nests. During this time wasps generally go about their business and do not harass or attack humans without direct provocation.


Wasps are beneficial in the spring when they collect Caterpillars, Aphids and other insect pests to feed their young and build their nests.

Wasps Become A Pest From Late Summer

Problems with wasps begin once they've finished building their nests and feeding their young. This work is normally done from August onwards, when their queens go into hibernation. Wasps develop a need for sugary substances as a food source and start to become a nuisance in gardens and public areas where people are eating and drinking. Due to the fermented-fruit-alcohol in this sugary food source wasps essentially become drunk and are therefore more likely to sting!


Wasps become a pest from August when they've finished nest building. They will then develop a craving for sugar and harass humans in search of it.

As most of us know, being stung is not a pleasant experience. This not only affects people relaxing but often those working, such as vineyard workers who find it difficult to pick grapes when high numbers of wasps are present.

Dragonfli Wasp Traps Offer The Solution

In severe cases the only solution to control wasp infestations is to locate the nests and destroy them. There are other less intensive methods you can employ, however, to ensure you have a peaceful autumn in your garden.

Dragonfli Wasp Traps are supplied with a unique powerful attractant that attracts wasps and flies into the trap. Once drawn inside, the wasps cannot escape. The unique properties of the attractant ensure these traps do not attract beneficial insects such as bees. The scent is irresistible to wasps and you will begin to catch large numbers within a few hours of placing the traps. These traps can also be re-used for many years simply by using refill attractant.


Dragonfli Wasp Traps are highly effective in catching hundreds of wasps & diverting the pests away from your eating and drinking areas.

Ideally place the traps slightly away from seating areas to draw wasps away from places where you are eating or drinking. With two sizes of trap to choose from, you can cover any size garden or infestation!           


Comments (2 Responses)

11 August, 2023

Julian Ives

Hi Eileen, thanks for getting in touch.

I am sorry to hear that your neighbour has a wasp nest. If the wasps are bothering you it is indeed a good idea to set up one of our traps.

Once the wasps have flown into the trap they will soon become fatigued and drown in the attractant that enticed them inside. Once the attractant is full of dead wasps, or has evaporated to an extent whereby it needs refilling, simply empty the contents of the trap in a bucket of water. This ensures that any wasps that might not be fully extinguished already are then also drowned.

You can then set up the trap again and refill it with attractant to continue catching the pestering wasps.

Hope this helps but if you need any further advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch again.

Kind regards, Julian Ives [Director, Dragonfli]

10 August, 2023

Eileen Vigar

There is a huge wasp nest next door but the neighbour won’t deal with it.I need to put up a trap. What happens to the wasps once in the trap. Do they die or do I have to deal with live trapped wasps? Thank you.

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