If you’ve ever dealt with a wasp infestation, one thing is for sure, you never want to have to deal with it again. Wasps are noisy, annoying, and they can sting you unprovoked. Many summers are ruined by these pests. This is why, in this article, we’re going to go over some of the methods that you can use to prevent a wasp infestation.
Eliminate all food sources
Wasps feed on two main things that come from humans – meat and sweets. However, they are not extremely picky when it comes to food. This is why it’s important to have lidded trash cans. You also want to keep any sweet foods or drinks inside, sealed, or away from your windows.
Have strong smelling plants
Certain plants emanate a smell that drives wasps away. These plants include tomatoes, mint and garlic. If you have these plants around your deck or in your garden, wasps will be less likely to invade your property, and you will have a nice smell around the home.
Avoid bright flowers
Bright flowers, whether planted in your garden, or in pots on your deck and window sills, will attract hordes of wasps to your property. It might be a tough decision to remove all these flowers, but it can help a lot with wasp prevention.
Use peppermint oil
Peppermint oil is repellent to numerous pests, and that includes wasps. If you douse some cotton balls into peppermint oil and then place them around the garden, in between the decking, roof openings and any outdoor buildings, you will create a powerful deterrent against wasps.
Draw them away with a sugary food or drink
If you have an infestation and you plan to have an outdoor party, you can draw the wasps away from the main event into a corner of your garden by using a sweet drink such as orange juice, or some sweet food such as an overripe fruit or a piece of cake.
Citronella candles drive away not only wasps, but other insects as well. You will then be able to have a relaxing evening on the porch without having to worry about any intruders. These candles can be found in local supermarkets and hardware stores, and they usually come with beautifully decorated containers so you don’t have to worry about them looking out of place.
Getting rid of wasps
Sometimes, a wasp nest might pop up despite your best efforts and all the preventative measures in the world. All that’s left at this point is extermination. However, you will need the help of a professional to do this safely. If you have a wasp infestation, contact us today, and we will help you remove the nest from your property.