Wasps! They're a necessary evil in Animal Crossing games, because anyone who's been playing for a while knows that there's furniture in the trees, so they must shake them. However, there are also wasps, and they don't take kindly to being shook.

Not too long ago, it was discovered that party poppers would make the wasps disperse, and even before that, there was just the old-fashioned tactic of "run away". The problem with both of those is that you don't end up catching the wasps, and those suckers sell for 2,500 Bells!

There's a new wasp-escaping tactic (courtesy of Reddit user u/ladywhoneverknewit) that's been introduced with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update, though — and this one gives you the time and space to actually net yourself one of the pointy bad boys.

Grab yourself a Pergola — one of the new items, a large trellis of flowers that you can't place furniture underneath — and, when Wasp Time is upon you, just book it to the nearest pergola. The wasps, for whatever reason, can't get in. Or... maybe they're just distracted by the flowers. Who knows. What we do know is that you'll have plenty of time to get out your net and add the wasps to your growing collection of pocket trash!

In case you were wondering — it also works for tarantulas and scorpions, according to experimenters on Reddit. And you can use a gazebo, if you prefer!

Have you found any neat tricks in the ACNH update? Tell us in the comments below!

[source reddit.com]