My Worm Bin Is Attracting Yellow Jackets

Harvesting Worm Castings From My Worm Bin

I’ve had a worm bin for the last three years and have been very pleased with the end result – “black gold.” I’ve always put watermelon rinds in the worm bin and this year was no different. Just midway through July and I find yellow jackets swarming the bin as soon as the box is uncovered. I’m sure the sweet scent of the watermelon attracted the yellow jackets to the bin. I did not feed the bin for two weeks for fear of getting stung.

I’m unable to find a nest and truth be told I’m afraid to stumble into it. So, I’m going to try a yellow jacket trap. I’ll edit this post after a couple of weeks of using the trap and let you know how well it works.