Wasps are not something you want around your home. They are easily provoked, and unlike honey bees, they can sting more than once. Even so, if you kill a wasp pheromones are released that cause other wasps to attack. This is why it’s important to hire a professional to get rid of wasp nests near your home. But if you are in an area that is known to have wasp nests, there are things you can do to prevent wasps from using your home as their own.
- Remove Food
- Seal Any Entries
- Use Plants as a Deterrant
If you keep any food on your porch, remove it. This could be fruit, hummingbird feeders, and pet food. All of these things attract wasps to your porch.
If wasps are making their way to your porch, it’s possible they could enter your home as well. Keep your doors and windows shut and seal any entry points. Wasps can sneak through tiny holes, so make sure this is done thoroughly.
There are types of plants that wasps don’t want to be around. If you are starting to notice wasps, plant some of these plants to deter them from your porch.
Wasps really like food, even if it’s rotting. Make sure your trash bins are closed and sealed. If your compost bin is causing problems, you may want to consider composting indoors.
Wasps will look for holes in the ground to make their nest. Make sure holes are covered so it doesn’t give them the opportunity to make their nest.
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