As the weather warms up, so does the activity of wasps, which can lead to unwanted encounters and potential problems. However, with a few preventative measures, you can minimise the risk of a wasp problem and enjoy a wasp-free environment. In this blog post, we will share some top tips to help you prevent and deter wasps from disrupting your surroundings.
Remove Food Attractants: Wasps are drawn to food and sugary substances, so it’s essential to eliminate food attractants that might lure them in. When dining outside, keep food and drinks covered to reduce the scent and availability of food sources. Clean up spills promptly and dispose of food waste properly in sealed containers. By eliminating food sources, you can discourage wasps from lingering in your vicinity.
Proper Waste Management: Rubbish bins can be an irresistible magnet for wasps, especially when they contain food residues. To prevent wasps from gathering around your waste, ensure that bins have tight-fitting lids and are kept clean. Regularly empty and wash your bins to remove any lingering odours that may attract wasps. Consider placing your rubbish away from high-traffic areas to further deter wasps from approaching.
Seal Entry Points: The first line of defence against wasps is to seal any possible entry points into your home or building. Inspect your doors, windows, and utility openings for gaps or cracks that could serve as potential entryways. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal these gaps and ensure a tight seal. By blocking their entry, you can significantly reduce the chances of wasps finding their way inside.
Limit Sweet Fragrances: Wasps are also attracted to sweet scents, including perfumes, lotions, and floral fragrances. During the peak wasp season, consider opting for fragrance-free or less appealing scents to minimise the chances of attracting them. This precaution can be particularly helpful when spending time outdoors, where floral scents can attract unwanted attention from wasps.
Maintain Landscaping: Well-maintained landscaping can contribute to deterring wasps. Keep shrubs, bushes, and trees trimmed and away from entrances to your home or outdoor gathering areas. Wasps often build nests in these areas, so by maintaining a tidy and well-manicured landscape, you reduce the likelihood of creating ideal nesting sites.
Use Wasp Deterrents: There are various natural deterrents that can help keep wasps at bay. Certain plants, such as mint, eucalyptus, and wormwood, are believed to repel wasps due to their strong scents. Strategically planting these types of plants in your garden or near outdoor seating areas can act as a natural deterrent.
Educate and Raise Awareness: Teaching others about wasp prevention is crucial for creating a wasp-free environment. Educate family members, neighbours, and colleagues about the importance of sealing entry points, proper garbage management, and minimising attractants. By raising awareness and promoting a collective effort, you can create a community that actively prevents wasp problems.
By implementing these top tips, you can enjoy a wasp-free environment and ensure a more peaceful and pleasant outdoor experience for yourself and those around you. However, if a wasp nest is present on your property the safest and most effective option for wasp nest removal is to hire pest control professionals. You should always seek a professional British Pest Control Association (BPCA) approved supplier such as ourselves.
At Vergo, our pest control technicians have the knowledge and equipment to remove wasp nest safely. It is important that you keep a safe distance and call us to ensure a safe and effective removal process. Following our top tips can help keep your home or business wasp-free. Remember, wasps can be dangerous – if in doubt contact us.