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Could any one tell me how to stop the wasps from attacking and getting to my figs before I do.  Wasp traps do not work - I have missed out and battled for the last two years.   Also the plums are being attacked.  Any simple ideas please?  Thanks


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    The cure is to slip paper bags over the figs just before they are ripe. Secure with a rubber band.

    It is no good trying to ripen them off the tree. They will never reach a state of luciousness.

    Or you can drape fine netting over the whole tree. Scaffolding netting is too fine for wasps to get through.
  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    My Grandma used to put out an almost used jam jar with the lid on an hole big enough for wasps to climb through. She usually used a strong scented jam like raspberry. The wasps climbed in but then were unable to escape. She caught loads this way. Unfortunately I don't remember how she disposed of the jar and its contents. This was in rural north wales in the Sixties where they seemed to have plagues of wasps back then.

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