I have yellow jacket and wasp traps. Mine hang from tree branches...not too close to the house, and an attractant goes in them...which is easier than baiting them with food.
The only advice that I have, aside from not putting it too close to the house, is that, if there's an attractant...don't get it on you, or on anything!
Has it really been 17 years?! It doesn't seem like it! That will be special!
I'm afraid that the sticker plants here will take over down at the house with us up here. Darn. But, we've got enough to worry about here at the moment...
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