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Get Rid Of Wasps Easily With These Hacks (Plus 3 To Avoid)
Wasp Trap
To DIY a wasp trap, cut a plastic bottle in half, flip the top side upside down, and place it in the bottom half to create a funnel. Punch holes in the sides at the top.
Place some bait that will lure the wasps in, and once inside, it'll be almost impossible for them to find their way out. Finally, hang it with string or wire in problematic areas.
Boric Acid
Mix boric acid in some sweet-smelling nectar, and place it as bait in a container where wasps can escape from, like cups or bottles with the tops cut off.
When the wasps drink it and leave, they'll carry traces of the boric acid to the nest. It'll disrupt their stomachs and nervous systems, eventually killing the whole colony.
Essential Oils
Essential oils such as clove, lemongrass, and lavender can repel wasps, as they cannot tolerate the oils' smell. You can also use any combination of these oils.
One strong concoction you can make is 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil mixed with water in a standard-sized spray bottle, which you can spray in the problematic areas.
Repellant Plants
Plant fragrant flowers and herbs that wasps can't stand, causing them to fly the other way. You can plant them around your garden or in pots around your home.
The plants that can repel wasps include Roman chamomile, lavender, basil, marigolds, rosemary, wormwood, lemongrass, and chrysanthemum.
Fill up ¼ of a soda bottle with apple cider vinegar, then mix in some sugar and dish soap. The sugar attracts the wasps; dish soap catches them; and vinegar kills them.
Alternatively, add equal parts white vinegar and water to a spray bottle, then mist all the areas where wasps frequent, including all the entryways to your home and garden.