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Mad About Gardening Wasp Trap Review and Giveaeway


        Each year, I grow as big of a garden as I can and always try to add at least one more thing than I did the previous year.  One of the worst parts of living in Michigan is the fact that I am always waiting for the summer to happen and then I spend the little bit of summer we have maintaining my plants.  Part of it is of course with the goal of producing tons of edibles to can and eat throughout the winter.  But we also love to entertain year long and especially outside.


         Now I have never really thought of myself as afraid of anything major especially not bugs.  But a couple weeks ago while I was out in my garden picking strawberries, I got stung by a wasp/bee.  Almost instantly my arm swelled up in the spot looking like at least a golf ball size lump.  I also started to feel woozy almost like I was drunk.  This has never happened to me before and now I find myself shying (or honestly running) away everytime one comes near me.

          Mad About Gardening feels the same way I do about my garden, the environment, and my family.  They've thought about all things outdoors for the nature lover.  I couldn't have been more psyched when they told me they were going to send me their natural wasp traps to give a try this fall.  If you didn't already know this but I don't use any chemicals inside or out at my house.  I try to keep it all natural and safe for the environment AND my children so you won't find me spray wasp killer outside around my edibles or where my kids play.

         Each wasp trap is made of a beautiful colored glass shaped like a beehive and even has little feet that look like drops of honey.  This way your trap can be set on a side table and still be accessed by the bees and wasps.  My favorite part of these contraptions is the fact that you can pour a little pop, honey, or sugar water inside them to attract these insects.  NO CHEMICALS and if your like me you can even use the left over pop/juice from one of your kids unfinished drinks.

         Another great thing about these traps is that they don't attract the beneficial honey bees.  They also don't mention that these traps attract your every day mosquitos too.  I know the U.S. (and here in Macomb County, MI) has majorly been affected this year by the West Nile disease.  So preventing these guys from spread it around makes me feel ok about having my kids outside to play.  The first time I checked my trap it actually worked for both insects.  I have noticed a major drop in both the mud wasps in my garden and the mosquitos at dusk.  I even took my traps to my moms for our Labor Day party to keep everyone happy.
Sugar Pumpkin from my Organic Garden
         Mad About Gardening is a family run business from the Pacific Northwest and has been since it was created over four generations ago.  The creator Cecil Solly was one of the original Master Gardeners, as well owning the Puget Sound Seed Company (which eventually became Solly's Choice).  He wrote gardening articles for the Seattle Times and hosted his own radio program, Garden on the Air.  Just hearing about these traditions and the legacy from a family member made me jealous!  I want to ask to join their wonderful family and continue bringing this love of gardening to others!
Cost:  $8.99 Large Trap
      $13.99 (2) Small Traps + FREE SHIPPING on every order
Available to purchase:  Mad About Gardening
Recommendation:  Do you really need me to recap how I feel about this company?!  Their traditions are truly something to value and admire.  Their prices are great and they care about each of their customers!  I can't wait to continue bringing you more exciting news and products.
Facebook: Mad About Gardening
Twitter: @MadAboutGardening
Blog:  Mad About Gardening (great place for advice and tips)
YouTube:  Mad About Gardening

Giveaway:  Mad About Gardening is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a set of wasp traps of their own!

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