No one likes wasps and hornets! They put a real damper on anything outdoor related. Keep reading for my DIY wasp repellant tips and tricks. Keep scrolling for my hornet repellant tips as well!
Before I begin this, wasps are the evil-looking-alien-like creatures. Bees are the chubby, bumble-like, fuzzy guys that are pretty necessary to many things in our daily lives, but you probably already know this and I’ll get on with it. This is how to get rid of wasps and hornets.
My first tip to you is simply making sure there is nothing outside of your house drawing them in, something like a hummingbird feeder or spoiled foods that have been left outside.
If you’ve cleaned up around the yard, and still haven’t figured out a way to get rid of them, try this next tip! Wasps are very territorial, if they feel at all threatened by another hive, they’ll move on and look for somewhere else to go. So, create yourself another hive. A DIY nest is super easy to make, all you need is a paper grocery bag and some twine. Crumble the bag up and hang it somewhere high for the wasps to see! This is the best wasp repellant and hornet repellant around!
Or, you could try a method I’ve seen used around the neighborhood from time to time, fill a plastic baggie with water and drop a penny in it. Hang it near your front door, or wherever those wasps are lurking. They’ll be deterred by the very existence of the plastic bag! Something about copper, I guess.
My next tip is a simple one, but you’ll want to wait to try this at night. During the day wasps are hard at work and will attack. Attach a hose-end sprayer to your garden hose and fill it with dish soap and water. Stand back! It’ll kill the wasps without harming any nearby plants. Cheap pest control, am I right?
Lastly, if the wasp nest is underground, find the entrance the wasps are using and plug it up with ice (this keeps them at bay while you tackle the next step) Next, cover the entire area in a large plastic tarp, weighing down the corners and covering the tarp in a layer of mulch. Let sit for a day. When it gets hot outside, the tarp will cook them alive and you’ll no longer have a wasp problem.
When it comes to how to get rid of wasps, this hornet repellant will keep those pesky buggers at bay!