How to deter wasps from your home using common household items – dislike ‘strong scents’

How to deter wasps from your home using common household items – dislike ‘strong scents’

With the heatwave set to continue this week, experts have warned that there could be a wasp surge across the nation. The UK has experienced the driest July on record, according to the Met Office. Temperatures soaring into the 30s this week and a lack of rainfall are the perfect conditions for wasps to breed.

The team at WeThrift have shared three ways to repel wasps using household items.

For a more eco-friendly and purse-friendly alternative to insect repellent sprays, the experts shared have shared three items for getting rid of wasps that are likely to already be inside your home.

These methods avoid killing wasps but will help repel them from homes across the country.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil is known for being a great pest-repellant.

The natural insecticide is known to repel mosquitoes, flies, ants, beetles and wasps.

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Cover up food and clean up spillages to prevent wasps being attracted to the home.

Wasps also love sweet and sugary drinks, so cleaning up any drink spillages is a great way to prevent.

Tightly seal bins as wasps can swam around rubbish bins.

Seal any cracks in a home’s exterior to stop wasps entering through small gaps and cracks.

If you notice wasps entering through the same spot, take a look for any gaps or cracks in the wall and get them sealed up.

Published at Thu, 11 Aug 2022 09:02:00 +0000