Having wasps around your house can be scary, especially if you have small children. While they can be beneficial in the garden because they eat aphids and caterpillars, they can be pests if they decide to nest around your house. After nests around your home have been safely removed, you can prevent them from returning to rebuild nests with the following tips.
Move Sweet Plants
If there are sweet smelling plants near your doors or windows, you should replant them in another spot in your garden. Wasps, like bees, are attracted to the nectar of these plants and will buzz around them looking to feed.
Keep Garbage Lidded
Wasps, like most pests, are attracted to food smells, and if your garbage bin isn’t tightly lidded, they could be buzzing around it trying to get inside. Move the bin away from your house and keep a tight lid on it to prevent it from attracting wasps, flies, bees, and other insects.
Create Wasp Attractors
To keep wasps away from your house after the nests have been removed by pest control in Hampshire, you can create wasp attractors to lure them away to another place in your yard. Place jars of a sweet liquid in your yard or garden, away from eating areas and places where children play, so wasps will search for them instead of constantly buzzing around your house.
Make Homemade Repellent
In areas on your house or wooden outdoor furniture where wasps have been spotted, mix menthol, eucalyptus, and citronella oil to create a homemade repellent. Use teak oil as the carrier and treat the timber with it, dabbing it on with a cotton ball; you do not have to saturate the wood.
With these tips, you can keep wasps away from your family and pets so that no one is accidentally stung while playing outside near the house.