Buzz-off! Here Is How To Get Rid Of Wasps Easily
While we love spring and summer, we sure don’t love all the nasty bugs that come with it. And there is no greater seasonal terror than the wasp. Not only are these pesky insects quite annoying with their constant buzzing, they are also very brazen. They have no problem trying to take over your food and your garden. Wasps also have the audacity to sting you if you try to shoo them away. Unlike the friendly bee, wasps tend to be quite aggressive, territorial, and fearless. So, to save yourself from some nasty stings this summer season, you will need to take the proper precautions. Today, we will show you some of the most effective methods when it comes to how to get rid of wasps. Soon these pests will no longer terrorize your home and garden.
Wasps tend to be quite aggressive, territorial, and fearless
Types of Wasps
There are thousands of different types of wasps worldwide. However, there are some common species that you are most likely to see buzzing around your garden than others. Each wasp has its own personality, characteristic, and behavior. And while not all wasps pose a dangerous, most have a nasty sting. Understanding what type of wasps you have can help you understand their behavior and how you should proceed.
There are thousands of different types of wasps worldwide
These wasps don’t tend to be aggressive as much as the others and rarely sting. They usually spend their time building small nests just for themselves and their offspring or hunting spiders. Mud daubers are typically brown or black with yellow stripes. They also have a long, thin body.
These wasps don’t tend to be aggressive as much as the others and rarely sting
Yellow jackets are the size of a bee. They have bright yellow and black markings. This type of wasp is one of the most common and the most aggressive. They are super territorial and will sting repeatedly if they feel threatened. Yellow jackets live in colonies and build nests inside of structures or on the ground.
This type of wasp is one of the most common and the most aggressive.
While most hornet varieties do not sting unless threaten, the bald-faced hornet is more on the feisty side. They are quite large, mostly black with ivory markings. This type of hornet lives in a colony inside round, papery nests and will attack if needed.
The bald-faced hornet is more on the feisty side
The paper wasps are more of a brownish color and yellow to red stripes. Their nests are paper-like and have the shape of the umbrella. It is very likely you will find their nest under door frames, windows, or under porch ceilings. They will not sting unless they feel they are in danger.
The paper wasps are more of a brownish color and yellow to red stripes
How To Get Rid Of Wasps
Getting stung by a wasp is not a fun ordeal. That’s why it is very important to take measures so your outdoor (and indoor) spaces can once again be a safe space. While wasps are a great natural source of pest control for the garden, as they take care of aphid and caterpillar problems, they can still make a lot of problems for you. This pollinator really loves sugary treats which makes them attracted to a lot of food you may have in front of you. They will try to take a bite out of your delicious treats and if you try to get in their way, they may start behaving aggressively. Aggressive sugar drunk wasps will sting, which is something we want to avoid. With these simple methods will help ensure that your property is free of these pesky stinging insects in no time!
Aggressive sugar drunk wasps will sting
You can make simple wasps traps to capture these pests. These traps work by luring the wasps inside the container with some treat like sugar and then not letting them escape. You can buy traps at the store or make some yourself. All you need is some soda bottles. Cut the top off a bottle and then invert it inside the bottom. You can also just cut a small hole in the top. Add some sugar water, fruit, or some other treat and some dish soap and hang the trap somewhere the wasps hang out.
You can make simple wasps traps to capture these pests
#Soap and water
This is an eco-friendly way to remove wasps from your property. Fill in a spray bottle with dish soap and water. Then spray with it smaller handing nests. The dish soap clogs the wasp’s breathing pores, so this mixture quickly eliminates them. This is a great alternative if you are looking for a natural insecticide.
This is an eco-friendly way to remove wasps from your property
Wasps have a strong sense of smell. And they know what they like and what they don’t like. Peppermint oil is an excellent example of an aroma they can’t stand. So, you can apply this oil in common areas where the wasps hang out or on your plants. Apply it to your windowsills, around our table, and so on. You can also plant some peppermint, instead of using oil, as well as other wasp repelling plants.
Peppermint oil is an excellent example of an aroma wasps can’t stand
Vinegar does a wonderful job as a condiment, as a cleaning agent, as a wasp repellant. Wasps are naturally attracted to vinegar, specifically to the acetic acid in it which gives it that unique aroma. Mix water, sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl and you create an effective solution to wasps. Leave around their nests or near your table. They will be attracted to the smell, go into the bowl and drown.
How to get rid of wasps with vinegar
This magical little spray isn’t just good at getting your hinges to stop squeaking. WD-40 can also kill wasps and get them to stop creating nests on your property. Douse the nest in this spray, but make sure to be careful. Watch out for angry wasps and wear protection. Once the nest is soaked, leave and wait for at least an hour. Make sure all the wasps are dead before trying to knock down the nest. After the nest is removed, you can spray some WD-40 where it used to be and apply it liberally in any places you have seen them congregating. Wasps are territorial creatures and do come back to their nesting spot, so this will keep them at bay.
WD-40 can kill wasps and get them to stop creating nests on your property
What Attracts Wasps?
But what attracts wasps to your property in the first place? Well, there are a couple of things that may have led these insects to your beautiful home. They may have found sufficient shelter for their nests. Or you simply offer them plenty of food sources like bugs, leftover foods, or you offer them easy access to sugar. If you have flowers with sweet nectar, that will also attract them. All of these things may be bringing in the wasps.
There are a couple of things that may have led these insects to your beautiful home
These were some of the best methods on how to get rid of wasps. We hope you found this article helpful. Now you can finally say goodbye to these buzzing nuisances and enjoy a wasp-free space.
You now know how to get rid of wasps easily