Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BuzzKill Good Product, but it may depend on what food sources are around
We are on our third bag. For the bags, all I do is cut around the circle then pull up the yellow plastic, fill with warm to hot water from the tap up to the line. You can start to smell it pretty quickly. We bought quite a few as home depot had a bulk discount. I am changing them every few weeks, but should probably change them sooner (probably every two weeks).
First bag - after a week, no yellow jackets. They seemed quite happy to fly on by. In the second week, it started to capture them and I'd say that after 3 weeks we caught about 30.
Second bag - caught a few on the first day, and a small number after that, there would have been about 20 caught after 3 weeks.
Third bag - jackpot. I had about 6 buzzing around me as I carried to the tree where I hung it. After 24hrs there are over 100 in there (it was hung out on Aug 15th, writing this review Aug 16th).
I am located near Boulder Colorado (I noticed that one other reviewer was also in Colorado).
I don't know if there was a slight change in the bait formula in this bag, or whether whatever they were eating prior to now is gone, but I can understand the mixed reviews and ratings, as my experience over the last ~6 weeks has gone from "it's ok" to "wow".
My advice is that if you aren't having success, and have a few bags, then give it a few weeks between bags and hopefully you will see the results I have seen. The picture shows the latest bag, which has been out for 24hrs.
August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by EastTexasMad EastTexasMad
I followed the directions to set it up. It looks just like the picture. The yellow jackets are attracted to it. I am watching them crawl in and back out the same way! None are getting trapped.
August 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rt13 Ineffective in Colorado Springs CO
Note, the instructions direct you to fill with water. The pictographs show the water coming from a kettle, I'm thinking they meant hot water. I used hot water. 1 week no YJ. The Rescue reusable unit is bagging 20 a day just 30 feet away.
July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cotton Not all wasps
Does not attract or capture "yellow jackets"
We yellow jackets in our yard and have not trapped a single one since we installed it 10 days ago. I actually saw one fly up to the opening, land on it, and then fly away.
May 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HLarsen Total caught = ZERO
I set this trap up according to the directions and hung it about 10 feet from an active nest. After two weeks it has attracted and caught exactly zero yellow jackets. Wish I could return it. Total waste of money.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ml works well
Filled with water per instructions and hung two outside the house. Worked extremely well. It worked so well that it was pretty gross with so many wasps in the bag. Problem was disposing the bags filled with liquid since other wasps were still following the bags into the trash can.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Islanderken Trap is for Western Canada or Western USA
The folks who are not having success is because they have the wrong version for their part of the country they live in. Read the fine print people.
I live on the West Coast and get 2000 plus yellow jackets per bag.
Upon activation the bag is immediately swarmed.
March 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Doesn't work
I'm extremely disappointed in this product, I've had 2 of these traps out for 2 weeks now and neither one has caught anything at all. I don't think the attractant in either one is any good based on pictures I've found online, the white powder is sitting in the bottom of the bags and didn't mix with the water. In the meantime, the yellowjacket nest that I can't access under my front stairs continues to flourish.
September 13, 2013