Let’s look at some measures to ensure your outdoor fun is not ruined this summer, read below a few handy tips on how to repel wasps, you can try the following methods:
Keep Food and Rubbish Covered
Wasps are attracted to food and sweet-smelling substances. Ensure that outdoor food and refuge containers have tightly sealed lids to prevent attracting them.
Avoid Wearing Bright Colours and Floral Patterns
Wasps are drawn to bright colours and floral patterns as they resemble flowers. Opt for neutral or darker-coloured clothing when spending time outdoors.
Set up Decoy Nests
Wasps are territorial and tend to avoid areas where other wasps have established nests. You can buy fake wasp nests or make your own by crumpling up brown paper bags and hanging them around your property.
Use Essential Oils
Some essential oils have a repelling effect on wasps. Peppermint, lemongrass, and clove oil are known to be effective. Dilute a few drops of the oil in water and spray it around areas where wasps are active.
Plant Wasp-Repellent Herbs
Certain herbs like spearmint, thyme, and eucalyptus have natural wasp-repellent properties. Planting them in your garden or placing potted versions near outdoor seating areas can help deter wasps.
Create a Wasp-Repellent Spray
You can make a homemade wasp repellent by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the solution around windows, doors, and other areas where wasps might enter.
Hang Wasp-Repellent Bags
You can find commercially available wasp-repellent bags that contain substances like mint or citronella. Hang them in areas where you want to deter wasps, such as near patios or entrances.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
Ensure that windows and doors have screens or remain closed to prevent wasps from entering your home.
Maintain a Clean Environment
Wasps are attracted to food residue and sugary substances. Clean up spills promptly, empty the rubbish regularly, and maintain a clean outdoor eating area.
Stay Calm and Avoid Swatting
If a wasp comes near you, try to remain calm and still. Swatting at it or making sudden movements can provoke it to sting. Slowly and gently move away from the area until the wasp loses interest.
Remember, if you have a wasp nest on your property that poses a threat, it is best to contact professional pest control services to manage the situation safely.
Please be careful Wasp Nest Removal is not that Simple…
Removing a wasp nest, yourself is not a straightforward task, it requires expert knowledge and preparation. Wasps can build their nests almost anywhere, in airbrick covers, wall cavities and roof spaces. Depending on where the nest is located can make the job overly complex to access and remove.
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