How To Get Rid Of Wasps
With the onset of summer and the increase of temperature, the growing of gardens and the blossoming of plants comes a few unwanted bugs. Namely wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. Learn how to get rid of wasps naturally and frugally.
Summer is wasp season and if you have located a wasp nest please contact a trained bug removal company to spray and remove the nest. Avoid trying to remove a nest yourself unless you have the right equipment. Avoid being stung.
How To Repel Wasps
If you are looking to repel wasps from an area you can and should remove what is attracting them be it sugary hummingbird feeders, garbage or rotting fruit. You can also set up wasp traps and use wasp repellent sprays.
Store Bought Wasp Repellent
Store bought wasp repellents are effective but contain chemicals> Please use accordingly and keep away from children and pets.
Store Bought Wasp Traps
Wasp traps attract the wasp and trap them in a container or a solution. Depending on the wasp trap. We have found Raid Wasp Bag quite effective as it traps and kills the wasps.
Household Products That Repel Wasps
Household Products That Kill Wasps
Dish soap as a soapy water solution clogs the wasps breathing areas and weights down the bug in turn causing it to die. Wasps can also die from drowning in a sugar water solution if they have no way of exit like in the wasp trap bags.
Natural Wasps Repellent
If you are looking for a DIY wasp repellant to get rid of wasps from your patio or garden. There are two natural options.
Will Dish Soap Kill Wasps
Fill a spay bottle with dish soap and water. The soap will clog the breathing area of the wasp and weigh down the wings in turn killing the bug.
DIY Wasp Repellent
Create your own DIY homemade bug repellent. In a spray bottle create a 50/50 vinegar and water solution add 10 drops of mint essential oil and 10 drops either geranium or lemongrass essential oil. Shake to combine and spray effected area to remove wasps.
Vinegar Is A Great Wasp Repellent
Vinegar can be used to keep wasps away. A mixture of vinegar, water, mint essential oil and geranium has a strong odor which wasps don’t like. So a spray bottle containing these will help repel wasps from an area.
Wasps Hate Peppermint
Wasps like most bugs don’t like peppermint so a solution containing peppermint essential oil is a great wasp deterrent.
Wasps Hate Geranium
Wasps are not fond of geraniums so planting a few in your garden or marigolds will help deter the bugs.
Pet Safe Wasp Repellent Spray
Anything naturally based is safe in moderation and can become poisonous if over used. Ensure that you keep all bug sprays both chemical and natural away from the kids and pets.
How To Deter Wasps
Remove whatever is attracting the wasps be it garbage, hummingbird feeders or rotting garden vegetables.
How To Stop Wasps From Entering Your Home
Patch up cracks in windows and doors if the wasps are coming into your home. If you do find a wasp nest in your home get it removed professionally. Add a wasp trap or wasp nest deterrent to your patio.
The Best Way To Get Rid Of Wasps
The best way to get rid of wasps is to locate their wasp nest and to get it professionally removed. If this can’t be done determine what is attracting the wasps and remove that, therefore eliminating the attractant.
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Updated June 13, 2022