In the warmer months of the year, the wasps can become a problem in the garden, even if you were lucky and they didn’t made a nest in the garden or near your home. Try these effective ways to keep wasps away from your garden.
Plants that keep wasps away from the garden
Since wasps kill some plant pests, few plants have developed natural ways to keep them away. The safest solution is wormwood. It rejects many insect pests and wasps aren’t an exception. The most efficient use wormwood is by planting it at the edges of your garden.
Lemon grass, peppermint, eucalyptus, geraniums and chrysanthemums are plants that repel wasps. But they can’t guarantee the total absence of wasps, especially if they aren’t grown on a larger area.
Essential oils that repel wasps
In a more concentrated form, some of the same plants listed above can repel wasps. Essential oils of peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender can be applied in places frequented by wasps in your garden.
Remember: Never spray this oils on plants directly. Spray them on the wooden fence or on the garden furniture to keep wasps away.
You can get rid of wasps with aggressive solutions, such as talcum powder or cayenne pepper. Apply them directly to areas frequented by wasps.
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of liquid extract of cayenne pepper in a liter of water and spray the mixture to areas invaded by wasps.
The most effective wasp trap
Mix approx. half a pint of beer with 100 grams of sugar until sugar dissolves completely. Pour the liquid in a narrow neck bottle and place the bottle as close to the wasp nest.
Important: To avoid unpleasant surprises, put the bottle at the “crime scene” only in the evening or in the early morning (when wasps are inside the honeycomb).
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