Does 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 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 bee deterrents where bees are most active
- Topping up the traps with water 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 of the trap 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 winter. This will ensure you have adequate bee deterrents in the Lure. Make sure traps are installed >25 meters from hives. Do not top it up with water.
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 but paper wasps have been found in some traps in some locations under high paper wasp pressure conditions.
What active ingredient does it contain? How does the Hawkeye Lure works?
Hawkeye Wasp Lure doesn’t contain any active. It is non-poisonous and works via attract and trap mechanism. The wasps are attracted to the wasp attractant volatiles in the lure, enters the traps, gets trapped and cannot get out and hence dies 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 it should catch them, 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 our 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 juvenilies 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?
Spring time 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 go for it, and install a trap at the start of the season to target most queens or the early population.
How many Hawkeye Wasp Lure Traps do 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 you unique situations. To start with you can get our Wasp Lure Starter Pack and see how you go with one single trap. If you have a big property (> 500 meter square) and still have wasps in some other areas of you property get a couple more Wasp Lure pouches and traps. Install these traps in different locations in high wasp activity areas. For 1000m2 size property and medium infestation levels we recommend 2 traps minimum, or if the pressure is high install 4 traps in different areas. If you are still unsure, please get in touch.
What should I do if there is suddenly extremely high wasp pressure on my property?
If the population suddenly reaches to a very high levels, you need to tackle them with a dual direct and indirect kill mechanism for a faster and more effective control. Install Hawkeye Wasp Bait stations and fill them with Hawkeye Wasp Bait and install Hawkeye Wasp Lure traps in suitable areas as per the directions under these conditions.
How it works- Wasp Bait will be taken back by the foragers looking for protein for the colony and the most active hungry foragers looking for sugar will be trapped in the Hawkeye wasp traps, knocking the population of wasps down quickly and slowly where the whole nest will be wiped out by using our Wasp Bait product.