Sharing your yard with wasps doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, mainly because it isn’t. Wasps can be volatile insects and if you or a family member are allergic to their sting, wasps around your home can be downright dangerous. Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions has some tips for you to help you convince wasps to go somewhere else.

Seal up Cracks and Crevices

Wasps are looking for what every creature wants, which is a safe place to set up a nest. They scope out all the cracks and crevices around the exterior of your house and if they can find a way into the attic or the house, that’s even better as far as they’re concerned. Take a walk around the exterior of your home and look for loose window screens or holes in the screen, cracks in siding, or anything else that leaves a gap. Sealing those areas and fixing anything that needs fixing is going to help a lot.

Consider a Fake Wasp Nest

Wasps are extremely territorial. If they spot another nest around your home, particularly a big one, they’re going to move on to a new spot. That’s why wasp decoy nests can be so very effective. You can buy inexpensive wasp decoy nests or you can make your own with something as simple as a small paper lunch bag. Hang them in areas where you’ve spotted wasps and you’ll see the wasps a lot less often. 

Keep Trash Cans Closed

Another way to deter wasps is to make sure that you’re sealing outside garbage bins as well as possible and removing anything that could be wasp food from exterior areas. Wasps eat protein, like other insects or even food scraps, so if you make it more difficult to get to your trash, that’s going to help deter them. 

Add Plants that Wasps Don’t Enjoy

You can also use your garden to help you to deter wasps, because there are some plants they’re not very fond of at all. Some of those include decorative plants like marigolds, citronella, and pennyroyal or other mint species. If you’re looking to include edible plants, basil and cucumbers are excellent choices for making wasps move along.

If deterring the wasps isn’t working, you might need some more help. Call Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions in Buford, GA today and we’ll set up an appointment to come out and evaluate the situation for you. We’ll put together a plan that helps you to reclaim your yard from wasps.

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