How to Make a Bee Trap From a 2 Liter Bottle

Wasps can become a nuisance -- and be a danger to your family -- when they build nests on or near your home. Building a trap using a 2 L bottle is a safe and easy way to rid your yard or home of the stinging insects. Traps use a sugary bait that will attract the wasps, and allow you to dispose of them without harm.

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Wasps are attracted to the scent of honey or sugar water.

Step 1

Remove the label from your 2 L bottle. Soaking the bottle in warm, soapy water will loosen the glue and make removal easier.

Step 2

Cut off the top of the bottle with a box cutter. Make the cut about 4 inches from the top; cut at the point where the curve of the bottle ends.

Step 3

Turn the bottle-top upside down, and place it inside the bottom of the bottle. Line-up the cut edges, and staple the sides together every 2 inches.

Step 4

Mix 1/2-cup honey or 1/2-cup sugar with 1-qt. water. Pour the bait into the plastic bottle, making sure the liquid coats the sides.

Step 5

Punch a hole in both sides of the wasp-trap near the top. Thread a 14-inch piece of string through the holes, and knot the ends to secure. Hang your wasp-trap in a tree or on a fence post.