Several natural essential oils, such as from mint, wintergreen and marjoram have been found to repel wasps. Other natural pest control products can trap or kill a wasp population to protect property and people.Know More
Research conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and Oystershell Laboratories concluded that some herbal essential oils were among the most effective for repelling vespid (social) wasps.
Another way to control wasps is to avoid certain things that attract their attention. PETA recommends avoiding wearing yellow or white clothing while gardening as wasps are attracted to these colors. Wearing red is a better option, as wasps cannot see this color. PETA also warns that stepping on a wasp results in the release of a chemical that tells wasps in a nearby nest to attack.Learn more about Invasive Insects
Get rid of a wasp nest by eliminating the wasps with an aerosol wasp spray. Remove a nest with no live wasps by knocking it down with a long-handled tool or a broom, placing it in a sealed bag and disposing it of appropriately.Full Answer >
To make a glass wasp trap, bait a container, cover it with foil and punch a hole in the foil to allow the wasps to enter the trap but not crawl out. You need a glass container, a sweetened liquid, aluminum foil, a pencil and a rubber band. You can make a wasp trap in about 10 minutes.Full Answer >
Baiting a wasp trap is done differently depending upon the season. Wasps look for different types of food at different times of year. Baiting your trap with meat in the spring and sweet liquids in the summer and fall allows you to catch hundreds of wasps.Full Answer >
Insect repellent mulch works to keep insects away from plants and other structures through natural oils and chemicals contained in the mulch, or through other physical features. Though applied to help the plant retain moisture and warmth, mulch can actually do more harm than good if it attracts insects. Proper selection of the features of mulch to be used in an area is critical for plant health.Full Answer >