I detest wasps. They’re beneficial to the environment because they eat flies and spiders. If that was all they did, we could cohabitate happily on the same planet. But I’ve been stung by wasps more times than I care to remember. Wasps can sting you many times instead of just once like a bee can. That’s why I use these homemade remedies to get rid of stinging wasps!
1. Don’t Attract Stinging Wasps to Your Property
The best homemade remedy to get rid of stinging wasps to your property is to remove any items they are attracted to. They love garbage cans, compost piles and rotted fruit from trees. My lone apple tree attracts plenty of wasps every fall when the fruit falls to the ground and rots. Wasps also love to nest in high grass and weeds too. So, you should keep your lawn cut and remove any tall weeds that are close to your house.
2. Wasps Also Love to Visit Cook Outs and Barbecues!
That gelatin salad with chopped celery and carrots in it your Aunt Mary made might turn your stomach. But the sugar content will attract wasps to your outdoor meal. Make sure to keep desserts and other sweets sealed up in airtight containers. Then, to help get rid of stinging wasps, make yourself a homemade wasp trap. It’s really quite simple and inexpensive. Buy a pack of beef liver at your local grocers and use that for a tasty bait. Tie a string around each piece of liver and hang it up in the trees several yards from your eating area. The perfect height will be about four or five feet off the ground. Then, cut the tops off of several rinsed-out gallon milk jugs, but leave the handles intact. Now, place a milk jug underneath piece of beef liver. Fill it half full with water and mix in a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent.
The idea to this wasp trap is simple: the stinging wasps will be attracted to the meat and they’ll gorge on it. Once they become too heavy to fly, they’ll fall into the milk jug. The dishwashing detergent will get on their wings and render them useless. And finally, the stinging wasps will drown in the solution.
3. An Effective Nighttime, Homemade Remedy for Wasps
Unless you’re very brave, or you enjoy living dangerously, this remedy is best done at night. Wasps return to their nests in the evening so you know you’ll get them all. That, and the darkness will provide you with safe cover.
This homemade remedy to get rid of stinging wasps is to saturate their nests, then, remove them. Mix up a spray bottle of tap water and a half cup of household ammonia. Saturate each wasp nest you find with this solution. Then, check them the next day. Any wasps inside the nests should be dead. You’ll probably see dead wasps on the ground where they fell and croaked. Finally, carefully remove the nests and dispose of them.