Bulk Wasp Lure 225ml Pouch x20
Bulk Wasp Lure 225ml Pouch x20
- Safe for Bees
Hawkeye wasp lure is a scientifically developed, proven, and highly attractive sugar based lure. The wasp lure attracts and draws Common and German wasps to the traps. The active foraging wasps are trapped and cannot escape, therefore drowning in the lure.
Includes 20 x 225ml Wasp Lure pouches. Bulk purchase for heavy infestations (no traps included and will need to be purchased separately).
Does not control Paper wasps.
Directions for use
Inspect your property and where you notice high wasp activity areas is where you will want to place and install the Wasp Lure traps. Hawkeye Wasp Lure should be placed in close proximity to where wasps are foraging for food, for best results.
The Lure shouldn’t be placed anywhere there are strong odours that could mask the ‘smell’ of the attractants in the Lure, for example, do not place Lure near flower beds, especially if they have a strong fragrance. Ideally the placement will be out in an open position out of all day sun, but the primary consideration is putting it where wasps are foraging.
Once you have the location fot the wasp trap placement decided, put a nylon thread or a cable tie (supplied) on the yellow lid of the Hawkeye Wasp trap and keep it aside. Now fill the Hawkeye wasp trap carefully with the Hawkeye Wasp Lure pouch (one 225ml pouch per trap) and put the lid on making sure there are no spills on the sides. Wipe with a damp cloth if there is any spillage.
Carefully hang the trap(s) on the pre-selected locations at about 1.5 meters above ground on a tree/fencing wire and again be careful about any spillage, wipe out if necessary.
Wasp Lure spillage over the side of the trap can attract bees, as the volatile bee repellent components will evaporate quickly from the spilled material. We recommend if you notice any spillage during the duration of the the placement, to clean it up as soon as you notice it.
The traps work by drowning the wasps and are most effective when there is enough Lure to drown them. Once the traps are full, empty the whole content and refill them with fresh Hawkeye Wasp Lure carefully. DO NOT top them up with water.
You should notice a reduction in wasp activity with a week of Hawkeye Wasp Lure placement.
Special instructions for installing Hawkeye Wasp Traps in an apiary
Hang the traps at least at >25 meters distance from the hives.
If you are planning to keep using the Hawkeye Wasp Lure during winter, please make sure your hives are well fed and they aren’t starving/hungry and looking for any sort of food. At this time of the year (winter) when there is not much food (flowers) around for them, chances are that bees can detect the sugar in the traps once the Lure odours are gone (after about 7-10 days) and can get into the traps. Change the lure 7-10 days during winter to avoid any chance of bees going near the Wasp Lure and getting trapped.
If you spot more than a couple of bees in a trap, the following steps should be observed:
- Wash Hawkeye Wasp Lure trap with warm water to remove old lure, dead wasps, bees, and any pheromone that may have been deposited by the bees.
- Replace with fresh Hawkeye Wasp Lure.
- Place the trap in a different location so that the bees can’t find it again.
Some things NOT TO DO:
DO NOT put the traps anywhere near strong fragrant flowering plants or shrubs.
DO NOT top up the traps with water as that can attract bees (they can detect minute quantities of sugar present in the remaining Lure). Fresh Lure contains bee repellents, therefore the bees will stay away. Always refill them with fresh Hawkeye Wasp Lure.
DO NOT kill the live wasps by spraying fly spray into the dome trap. This will repel further wasps from entering the dome as fly sprays are mostly repellent by nature.
Frequently asked questions
Will Hawkeye Wasp Lure attract bees?
Hawkeye Wasp Lure contains bee deterrent so bees will not go near the trap, unless they are hungry and there is no natural food around.
The only situations where bees have been found in the traps are:
- Lure spillage on the sides
- Hungry and weak colonies during winter
- Placement of traps near strong fragrant plants, masking and blending the nee deterrents where bees are most active
- Topping up the traps with water and diluting the lure and lure volatiles.
The Wasp Lure is highly volatile and evaporates quickly once outside the trap, so any spillage on the outside can attract bees once all volatiles are gone, because the remaining liquid will be mainly sugar. Make sure there is no spillage and wipe it out with a damp cloth if there is any.
During dearth periods bees can attempt to check the traps so make sure you change the lure more frequently, especially during wintertime. This will ensure you have adequate bee deterrents.
Which species of wasps are attracted to Hawkeye Wasp Lure?
Common and German wasps.
Does Hawkeye Wasp Lure attract paper wasps?
No, it is not particularly attractive to paper wasps because they have different behaviours and colony needs.
What active ingredient does it contain? How does the Hawkeye Lure work?
Hawkeye Wasp Lure doesn’t contain any active ingredients. It is non-poisonous and works via attract and trap mechanism. The wasps are attracted to the volatiles in the lure, enters the trap, gets stuck inside the trap and cannot get out, therefore dying of exhaustion and drowning.
I only have a couple of wasps flying here and there on my property, would it catch them too?
Yes, if there are any nuisance Common and German wasps around on your property, but you have to find a suitable sunny location away from any strong fragrant plants to install the trap.
What should I do if there are still wasps around and not that many in the trap?
Change the location of the trap to another area where wasps are most active or hanging out. They may be looking for some protein so check out Hawkeye Wasp Bait product and install a bait station near to the areas where they are hanging out. Hawkeye Wasp Bait is taken back to the nest to feed the queen, and juveniles and will eliminate the whole nest.
What is the best time to install the Hawkeye Wasp Lure traps to make sure the population of wasps is under control on my property before reaching to high levels?
Springtime is the best to fill and put the Hawkeye Wasp traps out in sunny areas (or the areas you know are more prone to wasp activity based on previous wasp activity) to target the emerging queens from hibernation and the new batches of wasps from the colonies. A lot of queens have been found in the traps from September onwards in Auckland region and warmer parts of the country. One queen trapped is a nest gone. So, we do recommend going for it, and installing a trap at the start of the season to target most queens or the early population.
How many Hawkeye Wasp Lure Traps will I need to install?
We can help you decide on that if you are unsure of how many Hawkeye Wasp Lure traps you need for your unique situations. To start with, you can get our Wasp Lure Starter Pack (link this in) and see how you go with using one single trap. If you have a big property (>500m2) and still have wasps in some other areas of your property, we recommend setting up a couple more traps. For 1000m2 size property and medium infestation levels we recommend 2 traps minimum, and if the pressure is high install a minimum of 4 traps in different areas. If you are still unsure, please get in touch.
What should I do If wasp pressure is suddenly high?
If the population suddenly reaches to a very high level, you need to tackle them with a dual direct and indirect kill mechanism for faster and more effective control. Install Hawkeye Wasp Bait station and dill them with Hawkeye Wasp Bait and install Hawkeye Wasp Lure traps in suitable areas as per the direction under these conditions.
How it works- Wasp Bait will be taken back to the nest by foragers looking for protein for the colony and most and the active hungry foragers looking for sugars, will be trapped in the traps of Hawkeye Wasp Lure. This will knock the population down quickly, even though the
The Wasp Lure traps work via attract and trap mechanism, where the active wasp foragers are attracted and drawn to the lure volatiles, once they are inside the trap they cant find their way out, therefore they will drown in the Lure. Empty the whole contents and re-fill the traps once they are full with wasps or there is no more free liquid left.
There may be some live active wasps inside the trap at the refilling time and it is okay to let them escape during refilling as they will fly back to their nest and recruit more wasps back to the trap.
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