It’s that time of year when I relish nightly walks knowing that Fall and cooler temperatures are not so far off. Unfortunately, my walks are often spoiled when I see wasps frantically trying to escape the yellow torture tubes that hang from many neighborhood trees in Boulder. Fortunately, there are great alternatives to the yellow traps which attract wasps to people’s yards only to be caught and starved to death. There are two products sold at McGuckins that deter rather than attract wasps. One is called “The Waspinator” and the other is “Bee-Free Natural Wasp Deterent”. They work on the principle that wasps are territorial and won’t build a nest near other wasps’ nests. They see what they think is another wasp nest and avoid your yard. Both are inexpensive and don’t require messy refill packets of wasp attractant. I’ve given them to a number of friends and everyone is amazed at how well they work. So I ask the humane and eco-concious in Boulder to switch over to the compassionate option for keeping wasps away.