So I started having some Peaches ripening last week and have some hornet damage on about half of them. I bought 4 yellow jacket traps early this spring figuring I would get ahead of them and control them early.
So far I have only used the bait that has come with the traps and apple juice with some vinegar added. I have had no luck with both of these baits. I did some research on here and its seems other members are having luck with concentrated apple juice and plain sugar water. I put a trap out with grape soda this morning, so we will see how that works.
Is regular apple juice not sweet enough? I am mostly catching flies and some tiny shiny bee looking insects. Should I be adding more vinegar to avoid catching pollinators. I need to take some of these suckers out before my other peach trees start ripening in two weeks.