We all know that using pesticides to kill wasps or insects in general is a great danger to our health and the environment. So how about we check out some Natural Ways to Get Rid of Wasps?
Even though these methods are fairly effective on their own, sometimes you may be met with an infestation that is hard to reach. What if you are allergic to their stings? If you think there are some obvious reasons that justify why you shouldn’t self-treat the wasp issue then, go ahead, by all means call a pest control service that deals with wasps. If you think you have the situation under control and you would be able to do this yourself, then use the natural ways to do wasp control mentioned below.
1. Natural sprays to kill insects
There are many companies that make wasp and hornet killers from 100% food-grade ingredients that also includes peppermint oil. These sprays are not any harm to you, your loved ones or your environment. In fact, they dispel the wasps or insects naturally.
2. Drown the nest
If you see a wasp net that is easy to reach, then you can use this technique. Just cover the wasp nest with a cloth bag and tie the top end quickly. Do make sure that the tie has been drawn in tightly. Pull the nest once the bag has been tightly sealed. Take a pail of water and set the bag in it. Drown the bag with a rock and keep it submerged. However, the experts suggest that if you think you are not able to harmlessly reach the nest, it is better to call in wasp pest control service who can carefully do it for you.
3. Hang false nests
You may not know this but it is possible to get rid of the wasps by hanging a false nest outside your house. They appear like a paper lantern and are sometimes very effective as wasps never build a home near an existing nest. Some even say that they are able to get the same results using brown paper bags too.
4. Use traps
You can also find different kinds of wasp traps that some say is helpful in reducing the wasps’ population entirely. The trick here is to keep changing the bait regularly as the wasps enjoy fresh savory bait. Things like tuna will attract the wasps to this trap. However, if you have a honey bee problem then this solution will not be very effective for you. Since these traps are also very beautiful, you can hang them outside your house without affecting your landscape appeal.