This time around, I evaluated the Rescue non-Toxic Disposable Yellowjacket Trap "Eastern" which is supposed to attract and trap "yellowjackets common to eastern North America".
All instructions were followed carefully, traps cut open on the dotted line, the molded plastic entry structure was pulled out to the open position.
Each trap was placed where yellowjacket scouts were actively foraging.
The period of observation was 30 hours, plus or minus a few minutes.
All three traps failed to attract a significant number of the target insects. One of the three traps caught one, another caught zero, and the most successful trap caught six.
Considering that the air is alive with yellow jackets this year, that is extremely low performance.
We have several traps out of various designs, with various bait systems, including simple cardboard box traps with plastic bottles on them. Every single trap caught dozens of yellowjackets and other wasp species in just a few hours, the hands-down lowest performers were the Rescue Disposable yellowjacket Traps (Eastern).
It takes a lot to get a low rating from me, as I generally select and purchase products I am pretty convinced will do what they are advertised to do.
I cannot recommend the Rescue Disposable yellowjacket traps as they simply do not perform as well as the most basic home-made bottle trap. Sorry... I recommend that you find something else.
Testing was performed at the end of September. Spring yellowjackets may be more attracted, but for a late summer trap system, it's a non-starter.