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How does one prevent wasps from attacking my eating apples on the trees.

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  • The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
    I was reading about a bag you can hang from apple trees that contains a sticky strip and releases a pheromone that attracts male moths (prevents them from mating with females who then lay little caterpillar eggs on the fruit). 
    Perhaps there is something similar for wasps? It may have been one of the gardening mags (amateur gardener possibly) where I came across the article.
    Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but it might be worth a wee look.  
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,526
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    You can buy a dummy wasp nest which is supposed to deter them.  Don't know how well that would work.

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,441
    What are the bags made of, Blue Onion?
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  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    edited May 2018
    Hi Waspinator works well for me.monty don advocated it a few years ago. Needs to be hung within a few metres of previous wasp issues or area you want to deter
    It mimics a large wasps nest

  • josusa47 said:
    You can buy a dummy wasp nest which is supposed to deter them.  Don't know how well that would work.

    Thank you Josusa47 all advice welcome


  • I was reading about a bag you can hang from apple trees that contains a sticky strip and releases a pheromone that attracts male moths (prevents them from mating with females who then lay little caterpillar eggs on the fruit). 
    Perhaps there is something similar for wasps? It may have been one of the gardening mags (amateur gardener possibly) where I came across the article.
    Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but it might be worth a wee look.  
    I was reading about a bag you can hang from apple trees that contains a sticky strip and releases a pheromone that attracts male moths (prevents them from mating with females who then lay little caterpillar eggs on the fruit). 
    Perhaps there is something similar for wasps? It may have been one of the gardening mags (amateur gardener possibly) where I came across the article.
    Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but it might be worth a wee look.  
    I was reading about a bag you can hang from apple trees that contains a sticky strip and releases a pheromone that attracts male moths (prevents them from mating with females who then lay little caterpillar eggs on the fruit). 
    Perhaps there is something similar for wasps? It may have been one of the gardening mags (amateur gardener possibly) where I came across the article.
    Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but it might be worth a wee look.  
    I was reading about a bag you can hang from apple trees that contains a sticky strip and releases a pheromone that attracts male moths (prevents them from mating with females who then lay little caterpillar eggs on the fruit). 
    Perhaps there is something similar for wasps? It may have been one of the gardening mags (amateur gardener possibly) where I came across the article.
    Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but it might be worth a wee look.  
    Looks a great idea i will definite try it
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