How and Where Do Wasps Build their Nests

Choose Your Favourite Natural Wasp Repellent

Using a chemical treatment for wasp removal can end up doing more harm than good, especially since it can cause the wasps to become even more violent. Natural removal methods are becoming much more popular for this reason and many others. When you use a natural removal method, you’re less likely to turn the wasps in full defense mode when you handle the situation correctly. While the best choice for removal is always a wasp removal Toronto expert, you still may think of considering some natural DIY methods. Take a look at some of these simple and decently effective methods for the removal of wasps on your property, and find your favorite and most efficient technique.

Natural Removal Methods

Aromatic Herbs

Wasps hate strong odors, which is one of the reasons why you should avoid wearing strong perfumes. But they especially hate strong smelling herbs such as thyme, citronella, eucalyptus, and spearmint. Planting these herbs around the outside of your home can be effective for repelling wasps and other insects.

Peppermint Oil

By mixing equal parts of water and peppermint essential oil, you can easily create a spray or wearable repellent to keep unwanted wasps away. Adding a little dish soap to the mixture can also add to the repellent effect.

Chili Pepper

Spicy things and wasps don’t mix well. At least for the wasps, it doesn’t. For this repellent, take two cups of chopped chili peppers and boil them in two cups of water for a couple of minutes. This mixture can be used on surfaces, once cooled, for a simple and natural wasp repellent.

Essential Oils

Again, wasps hate strong odors, so take some clove oil, peppermint oil, lemongrass oil, geranium, along with a few squeezes of dish soap and mix it all up. This essential oil blend makes for the perfect surface wasp repellent.

Water and White Vinegar

If you’re looking to get rid of annoying wasps flying around and taking up residence on your property, try this sour method. Take one cup of water and one cup of white vinegar, and mix it into a spray bottle. Use this solution to spray any wasp that is taking up your personal space or flying around outside your home.

Cucumber Repellent 

Because of the acidity in cucumbers, wasps tend to stay clear of them. For this natural wasp repellent, take a cucumber and slice it up. You can place the cucumber slices throughout your garden and outside of the home where wasps usually hang out. By doing this regularly and replacing the cucumbers when needed, you should be able to enjoy a wasp-free environment.

Keeping Your Home Wasp-Free

Natural methods are great ways to keep away any type of insects, although, they may not always work as effectively as you may hope. Wasps are known for their aggressive nature and will release a special pheromone alarm out to the rest of the colony when it feels threatened. The sting of a wasp is much more dangerous than that of a bee for many reasons. While a bee normally dies after it has stung its prey, a wasp is able to sting its predator multiple times without dying. This makes it extremely harmful and deadly for those that suffer from severe allergic reactions to wasp stings. While DIY techniques and natural methods seem like a great option in the beginning, it’s always best to have the situation taken over by a professional to ensure the wasps and nest are properly disposed of safely.