8 Ways to Get Rid of Wasps and Keep Them Away
As we enjoy the spring and summer seasons, we may start to notice a pesky problem arising; wasps. Wasps are aggressive, territorial insects that will leave you a painful reminder to not get too close. For some people, wasps can be deadly! Especially if a huge swarm is involved. A problem people are noticing is that the weather throughout the year is lacking freezing cold days that normally kill wasps during winter.
Not only do people have to deal with wasps for a longer period of time but now there are more of them too. Have you noticed them flying around your yard? Want to get rid of them? Take a look at eight tips that will not only get rid of wasps but will keep them from coming back too!
1. Take preventative measures
First, do not squish or swat a wasp unless it is necessary for protection. Wasps have a chemical that stimulates aggression which will be released and attract other wasps in the area. By eliminating one problem you can be inviting in a handful more.
Second, eliminate elements that can attract them like:
- Uncovered trashcans
- Pet or bird food
- Left out food
- Strong perfume or lotion
- Sweet things that will interest them
- Finally, keep your house prepared at all times. Repair broken elements that will make a good nesting ground for wasps like panels or crevices. Routinely scan the outside of your house to ensure structural quality. Keep doors and windows closed so wasps don’t fly in. Fill in burrows and rodent holes with dirt.
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