Check for Nests
If you’re trying to keep wasps out of your yard, one of the best things you can do first is to inspect your yard and patio for any wasp nests. Locating nests before they can develop is crucial to keep wasps away. But don’t just check your yard, trees, and patio. Be sure to also look in sheds, garages, and any cavities in walls. This should be done in the early spring when the nests are likely to be no bigger than a golf ball. They are easier to treat and remove when they are this size.
Check for Holes in the Ground
If you don’t find any nests in your yard or patio, the next step is to look for holes in the ground. Solitary wasps tend to make these holes their homes because they search for cavities in the ground to make a shelter for them. If you find any holes, whether they are small or large, take steps to cover and fill them to prevent wasps from making your yard their new home.
Take Out Your Trash Regularly
Trash attracts wasps, especially since wasps aren’t picky and enjoy rotting or fresh foods that you have thrown away. If you have left trash out or left your trash can uncovered, you will easily attract them to your yard. A simple fix is to be sure you pick up any loose trash and throw it away. Also, be sure not to leave any food or drinks out because these will also attract wasps. If you have trash cans outside, always make sure they are covered or sealed so that wasps and other insects do not have access to the trash.
Remove Food Sources from Your Porch and Yard
If you have any type of food in your yard or on your porch, then you are already attracting wasps. If you have fruit or vegetables growing on your patio, these attract wasps to your home. Move them as far away from your house as possible. The same goes for any type of bird feeder. This food will also attract wasps, especially since it is left outside all the time.
Take Advantage of Wasp-Repelling Plants
During the spring and summer, many people like to decorate areas of their patio with flowers and plants, which can not only make the area look nicer, but attract wasps. This doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with plants and flowers on your patio. There are plenty of plants that actually repel wasps from around your home and yard, such as wormwood, marigold, mint, basil, pennyroyal, and geranium. Next time you go to the plant nursery, try picking up some of these to decorate your patio and repel wasps at the same time.
Hire Professional Pest Control Services
If you’ve tried everything you can to prevent wasps from staying in your yard and patio, then it may be time to reach out for professional help. At Nature’s Balance Pest Control, we can help you get rid of yard pests and prevent them from returning. We \prevent wasps from making their nests on your home. Be sure to contact us today to discuss how we can help you with your wasp problem!