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Hortiscope: Use hanging wasp traps if you can't find nests

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Q: In your column, I saw a letter about hornets or wasps eating honeycrisp apples. You suggested getting an exterminator, but I don't know where the nest is. They've come every year and decimated the apples on the tree. Any suggestions other than sugar water in plastic bottles?

A: Your best defense against these stinging pests is to get traps that can be hung in your tree. The wasps or yellow jackets (likely culprits) are attracted to the aroma coming from the trap.

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