All you need to do is to place around 10 to 12 bay leaves in the spots where wasps are present. Remember, though, that you should replace the leaves every week as the scent may evaporate and be less effective. This is a natural and quick way to get rid of wasps.
12. Vodka and Essential Oils for Wasps
This recipe is considered to be one of the most effective methods to repel wasps. To prepare a natural wasps spray you need to gather two teaspoons of lavender oil, three teaspoons of citronella oil, five teaspoon each of pennyroyal oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, ½ liter of vodka, and a spray bottle.
First mix all the oils, then add the vodka in order to dilute the liquid a little bit. Pour the mixture to a spray bottle and sprinkle it in your garden to repel wasps. Do it regularly and you will remove wasps completely.
13. Diatomaceous Earth to Eliminate the Nests
Diatomaceous earth is a natural product made up of fossilized remains of small, aquatic organisms known as diatoms. It usually appears in the form of a white powder and is commonly used in food manufacturing, water filtering, skin products and farming. It can be also used to get rid of wasps.
You need around five to six tablespoons of diatomaceous powder and drop it into the wasps nest. Remember to do it at night when wasp are less active and less aggressive. When you dump the powder, escape quickly as you need to follow the procedure at least twice to remove the nest entirely.
Other Useful Tips
Apart from the above mentioned solutions there are some extra tips which can also help you keep wasps away from your area.
We all do it instinctively, but try not to swat or squash a wasp as it is counterproductive. When you do it, you release pheromones which attract the wasps.
Bright colors and floral patterns are also attractive for wasps which look for nectar. Similarly, they get attracted by the strong and sweet scent of perfumes so try to minimize them, especially on hot days.
Always remember to remove all the leftovers like picnic scraps or fallen fruit rotting and seeds. Also, always close all the rubbish bins.
Last but not least, look for any crevices in door frames, windows, broken panels or planks, which might become a potential nest for wasps. Fix all the repairs and cover all the holes before summer comes.
There is also one important thing that you need to be aware of. All the above mentioned tips should refer to getting rid of wasps only. If you find on your premises a honeybee hive rather than a wasps’ nest, don’t kill the bees.
Bees are actually extremely important for the environment and humanity, and we’re currently experiencing a real honeybee crisis, which means they’re dying in great amounts. So if you want to get rid of bees, just contact a beekeeper and he will be happy to take them from you.