This spring I was no sooner enjoying the latest crop of large bamboo stalks than I noticed a menacing wasp nest under construction under my eaves nearby. Putting 2 and 2 together and doing a little research online I came to realize that I was not the only one who was enjoying the bamboo abundance!
Paper wasps were also extremely happy I wanted to help them source material for their nesting! Also online I noticed people were selling "decoy" nests consisting of a small gray bag suspended upside down from a string retailing for $10.00 plus, which purportedly would scare away wasps in a 200 foot radius (because wasps are "territorial" like gangs) . So as usual I wanted to make my own for a princely sum of $2.00!
What a great idea! I will definitely make this. Thank you!
Did it work?
I made one of these and its still doing the job, after 2 years. One thing I did do was yo lightly rub on a little baby powder, to give it a little dull papery look.
I use brown paper lunch bags. Just puff it up and hang - it does work, but is not totally water proof like the duct tape. Wasps are territorial and think the fake is another group and wont invade the territory.