Asian Giant Hornet Trapping Bottle

How to Make

Making a bottle trap for catching Asian Giant Hornets and other hornets and wasps is easily accomplished using any plastic container with square sides.

The hanging device is the key for easy placement of the trap about 6 feet off the ground.

Sweet sake (rice wine), normally used for cooking not for drinking, is a very effective attractant employed in combination with orange juice.

Last year the maximum total insects caught in one week was 50 wasps and 52 bald faced hornets. Honey bees were a very rare bycatch.

We found that 2 openings cut into the bottle were effective in catching hornets.

Rich Thomas – Presenter

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