Wasps can help get rid of many unwanted pests, such as mosquitoes. However, many people consider wasps to be pest themselves. Not only are they a nuisance, but they can also cause a very painful sting. The good news is that there are ways that you can keep pests away. Below is a list of tips for keeping the wasps away:
Cover Trashcans And Remove The Food
One of the best things you can do to prevent a wasp infestation is to remove anything that they may be attracted to. Make sure that you remove all pet food and picnic food. You will also need to make sure that your trash cans are tightly sealed. You may also want to consider removing bird food and nectar because those things can attract wasps also.
Keep in mind that wasps are also attracted to sweet things. This includes things like lotions and perfume. Therefore, you are more likely to attract wasps if you are wearing a lotion or perfume that contains a sweet fragrance.
Put Out Some Sliced Cucumbers
As strange as it may sound, you can deter wasps with cucumber slices. Cucumbers have an acid in them that wasps do not like. If you are having a cookout or picnic, then you may want to consider putting a couple of cucumber slices around the food. This will allow you to enjoy your time outside without worrying about getting sung by wasps.
You may want to walk around your home and look for areas that need repairing. Wasps can build nests inside of broken siding and crevices. You also want to make sure that your windows and doors are working properly in order to prevent wasps from entering your home.
Additionally, you should walk through your yard and inspect it for burrows and rodent holes. If you see any holes, then you should fill them with dirt. Wasps can make a home inside of the rodent homes and burrows inside of your yard.
Put Out A Wasp Trap
You can find a wasp trap in just about any home improvement or garden store. You can also create your own wasp trap using a two-liter bottle, duct tape and a sweet liquid, such as Mountain Dew.
Things To Avoid Doing
There are a number of things you will need to avoid doing to keep the wasps away. Certain types of wasps, such as yellow jackets, are attracted to bright clothing. They may mistake bright clothing for a flower. That is why you can keep the wasps away by not wearing bright colors.
You will also need to avoid swatting a wasp. You may be able to kill one wasp by swatting it. However, pheromones are released when a wasp is killed. This will attract other wasps, which is why killing one can be counterproductive.
If you do have a wasp infestation, then it is best to hire a professional to handle it. Casner Exterminating can take care of the wasp problem for you.