Several natural essential oils, such as from mint, wintergreen and marjoram have been found to repel wasps. Other natural pest control products can trap or kill a wasp population to protect property and people.Continue Reading
Research conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and Oystershell Laboratories concluded that some herbal essential oils were among the most effective for repelling vespid (social) wasps.
Another way to control wasps is to avoid certain things that attract their attention. PETA recommends avoiding wearing yellow or white clothing while gardening as wasps are attracted to these colors. Wearing red is a better option, as wasps cannot see this color. PETA also warns that stepping on a wasp results in the release of a chemical that tells wasps in a nearby nest to attack.Learn more about Invasive Insects
To make a glass wasp trap, bait a container, cover it with foil and punch a hole in the foil to allow the wasps to enter the trap but not crawl out. You need a glass container, a sweetened liquid, aluminum foil, a pencil and a rubber band. You can make a wasp trap in about 10 minutes.Full Answer >
Get rid of a wasp nest by eliminating the wasps with an aerosol wasp spray. Remove a nest with no live wasps by knocking it down with a long-handled tool or a broom, placing it in a sealed bag and disposing it of appropriately.Full Answer >
Mixing essential oils and liquid Castile soap makes a powerful homemade repellent for mosquitoes and other insects. Many of the products available for sale in retail outlets incorporate DEET, a chemical that can be harmful to the environment. Using a homemade alternative is safer for the wearer and the environment.Full Answer >
Citronella candles, essential oils and old coffee grounds are all effective ways to ward off mosquitoes. Homeowners can also plant naturally repellent herbs to reduce mosquito infestation.Full Answer >