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How to Deter Wasps

 Wasps are a threatening nuisance to have in or around your Central Florida home or business. Not only can wasps damage the interior and exterior of your property, but they can also be a very dangerous threat to your health and well-being if left to nest and breed. While there are several DIY methods to deter wasps from your Orlando property, it is best to rely on licensed professionals who know how to safely and effectively resolve a growing wasp problem.

7 DIY Wasp Deterrent Tips

Here are a few ways to deter wasps from your property:

  1. Hide Sweet Foods – Keeping sweet foods such as jello, juice, and soda cans covered can aid in deterring wasps from your property as the pests are attracted to sweet-tasting foods and liquids.
  2. Remove Protein Sources – Wasps are attracted to sources of protein such as burgers and other meat. Keeping your grill clean and free of food remnants can reduce your chances of a wasp invasion.
  3. Maintain a Clean Yard – Ensure that the garbage cans in your yard are secured and fruit trees are well kept. This will minimize your possibility of attracting wasps.
  4. Scare Them Away – Due to their territorial nature, wasps will avoid impeding on another nest. So you can scare them away from your property through the use of a decoy wasps nest, either bought or homemade with various materials.
  5. Trick and Trap Them – Wasp traps can be effective with proper materials and fresh bait.
  6. Spray WD-40 – The smell of spray lubricant WD-40 is known to ward off wasps when sprayed outside under structures where wasps may have made their home.
  7. Contact Wasp Removal Experts – If precautionary deterrence measures fail and you are facing a wasp invasion, turn to professionals to tackle your wasp problem safely and effectively

 The Dangers of a Wasp Infestation

Wasps are dangerous stinging pests. In fact, wasps can attack in defense of their nest and use their stinger several times if they feel threatened. If a wasp sting triggers an allergic reaction, the symptoms may include:

  • Wheezing
  • Swelling
  • Rash or hives
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness

Upon finding a wasp nest on your property, keep a safe distance and contact the experienced pest control professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando to properly eliminate the pests.

Professional Wasp Removal in Orlando

Hiring Critter Control® of Orlando is your best course of action for dangerous wasp deterrence and removal. Our team of licensed and trained technicians deal with nuisance wasps through the use of low-risk, low-impact, and eco-friendly pest control services that are free of harsh and toxic chemicals—an efficient and permanent process that is safe for you, your family, and your pets.

 Whether you have an existing pest problem or want to prevent one from ever starting, you can count on Critter Control® of Orlando for safe and effective services. To schedule an inspection for your Central Florida home or business and receive a free estimate for our wasp removal services, call 407-295-7194 today.


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