If you’ve seen more wasps than normal flying around your property, it could mean that you have a wasp nest nearby. It’s very important to deal with your wasp problem sooner rather than later as a wasp nest can double in size every couple of weeks. This means more wasps bothering you and your family if you don’t take action!
Wasps can start to become particularly active towards the end of summer as their food cravings start to change. Although wasps play an important ecological role, they can become quite aggressive and pose a threat to those who are allergic to wasps strings. Please review the following tips to prevent wasps from making a home on your property.
Seal Off Entrances To Your Home
Wasps can squeeze through even the tiniest entrances to your home so it’s very important to make sure everything is sealed off! Double check all your doors, windows and the perimeter of your house for any small openings. Also try to keep doors and windows shut as much as possible!
Invest In Wasp-Repelling Plants
According to Gardening Know How, wormwood (artemisia), mint, eucalyptus and citronella are all plants that could help keep wasps away from your property. Peppermint oil can also be used as a natural wasp repellent. Combine several drops of peppermint oil into water and spray your garden and around your home to keep wasps away.
As we get into colder months, wasps will start to crave sugar and will be attracted to anything that smells sweet. During the summer, wasps are more attracted to protein-rich foods such as steak and chicken. If you’re not careful, you can attract wasps to your end-of-season barbeque! It’s very important to keep all food sealed both inside and outside your house and keep your garbage from overflowing!
Get Rid Of Wasps Nests In Toronto!
If you’ve already noticed a wasp nest on your property, it’s time to call Advantage Pest Control. We can also help those in the GTA with professional pest control for bedbug, termite and ant problems. You can reach us seven days a week from 8am to 9pm at 416.840.4040.