10 Natural Ways to Repel Wasps

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Wasps are great pollinators just like bees. They also feed on pests that destroy crops, but they can be annoying if they keep on buzzing around your house. It can be very painful when they sting too, so here are 10 natural ways to repel wasps by Joy Home Remedies. Watch the video below for a detailed explanation.



1. Remove unwanted food

You shouldn’t leave food out such as meat, sugary liquids, and other food products. Cover your food and clean up the crumbs. They also love protein so always clean your grill after a cookout.

2. Ensure trash cans are sealed

Make sure that your garbage cans have lids that you can close securely, so that wasps won’t sneak inside. If you are recycling plastics, make sure to rinse them since wasps like sweet treats. These can be soda cans, juices, or bottled syrups.

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3. Clean up after fruit-producing plants

As we all know, wasps love fruits, so if you have fruit-bearing plants, make sure to collect the ripened fruit as soon as possible. During autumn, fallen fruit can attract wasps, so clean it up immediately.

4. Avoid swatting and squashing wasps

By doing so, you can make the situation worse. A pheromone is released when you squash them that can attract other wasps.


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5.  Avoid using floral and bright patterns as well as perfumes

They are attracted to these designs which means you should avoid wearing them or using these fabrics on table cloths. Perfumes can be sweet, so they can also attract these insects.

6. Patch up cracks

Seal any cracks and hollows in your house as they like to build their nests in them.

7. Hang a fake wasp nest

Wasps can be territorial, so you can use this to your advantage and hang a fake nest.

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8. Add wasp repellent plants to your landscape

These plants include spearmint, thyme, eucalyptus, wormwood, and citronella. For flowers, add marigolds, pennyroyals, and geraniums.

9. Homemade wasp reppelent

Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a teaspoon of olive oil or liquified coconut oil and rub it onto your skin.

10. Wait until winter to remove a nest

All but one queen dies in the winter for social wasp species which makes it a lot easier to remove a nest.



10 Natural Ways to Repel Wasps

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