Seven Ways To Get Rid Of Wasps
Discover The Best Ways To Eliminate Wasps
Wasps are very annoying insects. Not only do they buzz around and insist on trying to settle on you, they can also deliver a nasty sting. People can be forgiven wanting to get rid of them. That can be done by either killing them or getting them to move away..
Here are seven ways to help you get rid of wasps.
Keep Wasps Away From The House and Garden
Because wasps pollinate flowers, they are very likely to be found in the garden. This means they can be very annoying if you want to relax outside your own home. Here there are several ways to get rid of the wasps without resorting to killing them.
If you want to relax on the patio the best way to discourage these insects is to move any potted flowers away from the house. Some perfumes also have a similar aroma to flowers, so another way to keep the wasps away is not to wear perfume while outdoors.
Create A Homemade Wasp Trap
For those who have no qualms about killing wasps, there are several ways to do this. One is by creating your own homemade wasp trap. A wasp trap can easily be made with items found around the home. All that is needed is a jar with a lid, some orange juice and a spoonful of jam.
Create a hole in the jar lid which is just big enough to allow a wasp to crawl into. The jar should then be half filled with orange juice and the jam smeared under the lid.
The wasp scents the jam, crawls through the small hole in the lid and falls into the orange juice and drowns.
Swat The Wasp
Swatting the wasp is the simplest, but arguably the least effective way, to kill wasps. A flyswatter can be used, but many people roll up a newspaper to do the swatting.
Wasps are very quick and you will need to wait until they rest on a surface before you can swat. If your reflexes are not quick enough you could end up with a wasp which will attack to defend itself, leaving you likely to be stung.
Insecticides, delivered via an aerosol can are a very effective way of getting rid of, and killing, wasps. The main problem is that they are really only effective in enclosed spaces with windows and doors closed.
Wasps causing annoyance in the garden can be drowned using a garden hose. While water will not be effective on wasps which are flying round, it can be used to eliminate underground nests and all the occupants.
Remove A Wasp Nest With Minimum Casualties
If you want to remove a wasps nest without killing very many of them, the best time to do so is early spring. The nest can be just knocked down and the wasps may be persuaded to build a new one elsewhere.
Destroy The Wasp Nest
If a wasp nest is causing problems then it can easily be destroyed along with wasps inhabiting it. To do this without insecticides it should be done at night with a heavy plastic bag which can be sealed. The nest is sealed in the bag and left outside during the next day. This will kill the wasps.