26 August 2021
How To Keep Wasps Away: Wasp Nest Deterrent
There’s more good news for the summer – a wasp nest deterrent that won’t harm the environment.
Wasps can be a pest when you’re picnicking or enjoying your garden. And if you’ve ever been stung by a wasp you’re probably not keen to repeat the experience. So how do you keep them away without resorting to harmful chemicals?
Although wasps may be high on the list of garden undesirables, without them our ecology would be in trouble. Luckily, here at Green Gardener we specialise in natural ways to repel unwanted insects. Read on if you’d like to discover more about our simple, natural and effective wasp repellent.
The truth about wasps
The summer months may well see you searching online for a wasp repeller. But if so, try not to be too hard on these industrious little insects. Not only do wasps help to pollinate the flowers in our gardens and crops in our fields. They also prey on potential pests like greenfly and many caterpillars. In addition, they kill insects that carry human diseases.
It’s also a little known fact that only a minority of wasps are what we call social insects. The vast majority by a country mile are solitary species, which rarely come into contact with humans.
Like bees, wasps are in decline. If we lose too many it will have a devastating effect on our ecology, with many plants and flowers disappearing. So let’s go easy on them.
Effective wasp repellents
What we need is a wasp nest deterrent that doesn’t harm the wasps or the environment. So here are a few ideas.
Remove potential food sources. Like most creatures, wasps are attracted by food. This could include ripe or rotten fruit, pet food or open food disposal bins.
Look out for holes. Check your property and garden structures for any likely holes or gaps. Cover them if possible or fill them with a sealer.
Plant strong smelling herbs. Planting aromatic herbs creates a good wasp nest deterrent. These could include wormwood, thyme, citronella, spearmint or eucalyptus.
Avoid getting stung
Along with wasp nest deterrents, there are a few ways to keep wasps at arm’s length. Wearing bright floral colours may attract them, so maybe keep your clothing low-key. They like sweet smells, too, so try and keep perfumes or summery scents to a minimum. Finally, avoid swatting them, as a squashed wasp releases a chemical that could attract other wasps.
A highly effective way to create a wasp nest deterrent is to make them think there’s already a nest. The Waspinator supplied by Green Gardener is designed to look like a wasp nest. It can be easily hung in an area of your garden you want to keep wasp-free. It’s also ideal for keeping them away from potential nesting spots, like eaves, garages or garden sheds.
It’s the perfect way to keep wasps out of your garden without harming them or using chemicals. For a natural solution to a natural problem, visit our website to purchase a wasp repeller for your garden.