The Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap has a dual-chamber design. Yellowjackets fly in through holes in the bottom of the trap, then continue upward through the interior cone and become trapped within the outer cylinder. The yellowjackets eventually die of dehydration. Our trap's durable construction holds up in sunlight for many seasons of use, and its clear plastic walls allow you to see the yellowjacket "body count" so you can empty the trap when full. Replacement attractant cartridges are available here.
Roughly a dozen species of yellowjackets throughout North America are known to bite and sting people. The Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap is designed to lure them all.
When possible, the Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap should be hung in a natural setting like a tree, or around the perimeter of an area where the insects have been observed entering. Hang the traps at least 20 feet away from outdoor activity areas like your patio, deck, campsite or picnic area - and at least 20 feet away from any known yellowjacket nests.
When it's used
Use the Rescue Yellowjacket Trap in the spring when queen yellowjackets emerge from hibernation, and in the summer and fall when worker yellowjackets are foraging for food.
What Kills the Insects?
Once inside, the trap's unique design prevents yellowjackets flying away or escaping. The insects eventually die of dehydration.
Features & Benefits
Catches multiple species of yellowjackets
Attractant lasts for weeks without daily maintenance
Attractant refills available, including the Rescue 10-week Attractant Cartridge for even longer lasting performance
Won't trap beneficial honeybees
Double-chambered design prevents yellowjackets from escaping
Durable plastic holds up in sunlight for seasons of use
Used and recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture as well as major U.S. zoos, parks, campgrounds, resorts and school districts
Clear plastic tube allows you to see the yellowjacket "body count"
How do you empty a full Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap?
This is trapping well--almost full in less than 24 hours. YJ's are still swarming it. How do you safely empty?
Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap can be emptied into a plastic/trash bag when full after the yellow jackets have died from dehydration. If it is getting too full before they die we would recommend using more than 1 trap in the area. The manufacturer also has a great video here.
What is the best way to remove and take down the Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap while yellow jackets are swarming in the area?
The best time to remove the Rescue Reusable Yellowjacket Trap is in the evening when yellow jackets are not as active. Always wear protective clothing when removing the trap such as long sleeves, pants, closed toes shoes and gloves to prevent any accidental stings.
We recommend having a can of Wasp Freeze on hand for immediate contact kill to any swarmers or yellow jackets lingering around the trap. Wasp Freeze will spray 15-20ft away and does have a slight foaming action. Be sure NOT to get any overspray on the traps or bait while replenishing bait in the trap. This could contaminate the bait and can affect the bait attractant from luring the yellow jackets into the trap.
Other options would be to wait until the stations are empty and yellow jacket activity is no longer observed visiting the trap or spraying the stations with a strong jet of water from your hose to keep them away while replenishing the bait.