Rescue W-H-Y

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Product Summary:


The RESCUE!® W·H·Y Trap catches 7 species of paper wasps, bald-faced hornets and European hornets; and 12 species of yellow jackets. The W·H·Y Trap has a top chamber and a bottom chamber. The top chamber is baited with two attractants -- one of which is a solid contained in a vial, and the other a liquid mixed with water. The bottom chamber is baited with a liquid attractant poured onto a cotton pad. Wasps, hornets and yellowjackets have two ways to enter: either through the top cap, or through the holes in the bottom cap. Once inside the trap, the insects cannot fly out and die either by drowning (top chamber) or dehydration (bottom chamber).


  • Non-toxic; no killing agents
  • First and only trap to capture Paper Wasps, Bald-faced Hornets and European Hornets
  • Two-week attractant kit included, refill available
  • No extra food bait required
  • Catches queens in spring before they build nests
  • Catches workers from summer through fall
  • Double-chambered design prevents insects from escaping
  • Durable construction holds up for multiple seasons
  • Attractant will not lure beneficial honeybees
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Item Specifications:

Directions for use:
The RESCUE!® W·H·Y Trap can be used outdoors wherever there is a paper wasp, hornet or yellowjacket problem. We recommend the trap be placed at least 20 feet away from an outdoor activity area, such as a patio or deck. Generally speaking, the W·H·Y Trap will capture more paper wasps near a house structure, and more hornets and yellowjackets near a natural setting of bushes and trees. It can be highly effective to place multiple traps around the perimeter of a yard or area where insects are entering. The trap should also be placed at least 20 feet away from a known yellowjacket nest.

The RESCUE!® W·H·Y Trap can be used in early spring when the queen paper wasps, hornets and yellowjackets emerge from overwintering to look for new nest sites. It can also be used throughout the summer and fall to capture foraging wasp, hornet and yellowjacket workers.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.

For Product Label and MSDS Sheet, please click on Manufacturers Information to the right.

Downloadable Resources
Product LabelManufacturer Information
Refill Product LabelManufacturer Information
MSDS SheetManufacturer Information
Refill MSDS SheetManufacturer Information
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Refill E001136 RFL WHYTA-DB16 042853811006
Trap E001136 TRP WHYTR-BB8 042853801007

Product Reviews by Customers

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Great for Bees in Seatte
First day on the job and it is capturing a good number. I am going to get another since it works so well here!
August 1, 2016
Don't waste your money
Followed all the instructions. Placed as directed and didn't catch a single wasp or hornet although they continued to buzz the hummingbird feeders. I had much, much better luck using a Terminator fly trap filled with some Coke. It caught a ton of wasps.
August 16, 2014
Absolute waste of money
Our garage and barn are overrun every year with yellow jackets, mud daubers, red wasps, black wasps and various other types. I can expect to get stung several times during the spring and summer. We bought this thinking it would be a great boon to the operations of the farm. Not only did it not trap a single wasp, but we never even saw one go near. They were hung in several locations and in compliance with the directions. On one trap the little beasties had to fly right past (within inches) coming and going and they never even stopped to investigate. Save your money, a total waste.
April 29, 2014
Didn't work
I had such high hopes for this wasp trap. Unfortunately the only thing it caught was the disbelieving looks my husband gave it when I hung it in the backyard :-(. Disappointed but still hoping it will catch at least one wasp!
April 2, 2014
Great traps
I find that if I put these traps out in August when the Yellow Jackets are just starting to come out, they are most effective. It fills up to capacity by the end of the season. Any time before that, nothing gets caught. I like this because it isn't catching beneficial insects. Only the nasty ones it was intended for. Great trap. I highly recommend this for Yellow Jackets! I place one near the house and another out by the barn. This review wouldn't accept any other nickname, so I put in "Nickname" and it accepted it. Go figure. The trap works better than the program they wrote for this review!!!! I guarantee that.
August 9, 2013
Kinda works.
It don't catch that many bugs but it really does catch these little round bugs (not sure what they are).
January 14, 2012
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WE have a terrible problem enjoying our court yard at our apt. complex because everytime we bring out any food and barbecue the yellow jackets pack us off!!!
Debra H on Mar 25, 2014
WE have a terrible problem enjoying our court yard at our apt. complex because everytime we bring out any food and barbecue the yellow jackets pack us off!!!
Debra H on Mar 25, 2014
trap set - no yellow jackets caught?
Alan W on Oct 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had very good luck catching yellow jackets with this trap in late July and most of August. The top chamber had about 150 or more of them - this was after the 2 weeks that they said the attractant worked - and then after the refill another 100 or so. The bees would fly around it and seem to see the numerous dead bees in there and then would go in, one after another. My latest refill hasn't caught hardly any in September - mostly flies and moths. They say after the temps get cold enough the queen bee will try to find a place to hibernate after the worker bees die, and may stop and visit the trap, so I'm keeping it up until some colder weather sets in. So, if you recently set the trap, it seems the bee activity is winding down now (in Minnesota anyway!)