How to keep wasps away this summer

Wasps are a common problem in the UK during summertime. They can be a nuisance when they fly around you whilst relaxing in the garden or at worst sting you. If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors without wasps bothering you, there are some things you can do to keep wasps away and out of your home.

Deterring Wasps

One way to deter wasps is to make sure there aren’t any food sources that would attract them near your outdoor area. Keep waste bins tightly closed and don’t leave any food or drinks out in the open. If you’re having a picnic, keep all food covered until it’s time to eat. Another deterrent for wasps is to use wasp-repellent plants such as pennyroyal, marigold, wormwood, mint, basil, and geranium.

You can also buy wasp traps from most hardware stores. These work by luring wasps in with a sweet scent and then trapping them inside. This is a good way to keep large numbers of wasps away without having to resort to chemical sprays or other harsh methods.

Keep windows & doors closed

Keeping windows and doors closed as much as possible will help to stop wasps from coming inside your home. If you do need to open them, you can buy special wasp-proof screens to fit on your windows, which will stop any wasps from getting into your home but still allows for ventilation.

What to do if you find a wasp nest in your Home or garden?

If you discover a wasp nest in your garden, it’s important to avoid disturbing it if possible. Wasps will defend their nests fiercely, so try to keep an area around the nest clear of people and pets until the wasps have been removed.

It is advised that you contact a professional pest control company to remove the wasp nest for you safely. This is the best way to ensure that no one is harmed and the wasps are removed effectively. Wasp stings are usually nothing to worry about, but some people can have serious allergic reactions from wasp stings.


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