There’s nothing worse than enjoying a lazy Saturday afternoon in the garden, only to discover a wasp infestation in your garden – it terrifies kids, kills relaxation, can be painful, and if you’re unlucky enough to suffer a wasp allergy, may be fatal.
Since nobody plans for a wasp infestation, you can find yourself without the necessary tools with which to combat the creatures. As a result, you may wish to get rid of wasps naturally – by making a spray from easily-accessible household items – meaning you don’t need to leave the house, and can deal with the problem immediately.
There are other great reasons to opt for a natural wasp deterrent though – strong chemical concoctions can wreak havoc on any garden, and given that the garden is where most wasps reside, this can cause a lot of damage. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get rid of wasps naturally, so you can get back to your lazy Saturday.
What You’ll Need
● A Hose-end Sprayer
● Dishwashing Liquid
● Long sleeved-clothing, long trousers (preferably with elastic bands around the ankles, a hood/mask
How to Make the Spray
Add ¼ Cup of the dishwashing liquid to the sprayer and add water until the suds get going. Upsize according to these proportions depending on the size of the nest. These quantities work for a nest around the size of a softball.
Aim to spray the wasps after dusk, when the wasps are all in the nest, and attempt to do it as far away from the nest as possible.
The reason this works is because wasps have exoskeletons: While the cohesive property of water stops it getting inside, soap breaks the surface tension of water and allows the water in, which eventually drowns the wasps.
A Final Word
While wasps are often an unwelcome nuisance, they can also contribute to the flora & fauna of a garden, and their ecological benefits can make them an invaluable asset to any outdoor space. Before attempting to kill them, please make sure they are proving enough of a nuisance to warrant getting rid of them e.g. if you have children, or an allergy sufferer in your household, or eat outside regularly.
If your wasp problem is more severe, a natural spray may only work as a temporary solution, and you may require professional assistance. Mr. Pest Control serves Hamilton, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Mississauga, Barrie, Orillia, Alliston, Midland, Collingwood and the Surrounding Areas and will be able to help you. Explain your situation via an online form here https://mrpest.ca/contact/ and those wasps will be gone before you know it.