Although wasps are essential pollinators and seed-spreaders in the environment, they can be a threat to have around your Central Florida home. Usually found nesting in trees, porches, or in the crawl spaces below homes, wasps are more aggressive than the average bee and are known to be predatory against their prey and territorial toward humans.
Aside from being a threat to your health, wasps can damage the interior and exterior of your property. Fortunately, there are a few wasp repelling methods you can look into to keep yourself and those on your property safe from harm.
The Risks of a Wasps’ Sting
In general, a wasp sting contains venom that causes irritation and pain for a couple of days. However, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), approximately 3% of adults have an insect sting allergy, making a single sting a potentially life-threatening situation. And, contrary to bees, wasps can sting someone more than once. Therefore, a single wasp can be extremely dangerous to someone whether or not they have a stinging insect allergy.
The Best Wasp Repellent to Use
A few popular wasp repellents that you can try include:
Repellents found in stores are great at temporarily deterring wasps from your home. How well the residual action of the spray works is important to keep in mind when making your purchase. The spray should stay in the area for a couple of days after applying it, not just a few hours. Some sprays are multi-purpose and can be used on other insects such as spiders, hornets and yellow jackets.
Deter wasps with plants
Wasps have a keen sense of smell, which is why they hate fragrant herbs and flowers. Some plants you can add to your home include Eucalyptus, Thyme, Spearmint, Marigolds, and Lemongrass. Aside from deterring wasps, these plants will look beautiful and smell great in your home.
Install a decoy wasp’s nest
Wasps are territorial insects that won’t interfere in areas with an established nest. Therefore, similar to a scarecrow, a decoy nest will keep wasps at bay. You can make your own with paper mâché or purchase a pre-made decoy hornet’s nest at the store as wasps are afraid of being attacked by hornets.
Call wasp removal professionals
While the above methods may work to temporarily deter wasps from your property, the best way to rid your property of dangerous wasps is to contact the wasp control experts at Critter Control® of Orlando.
Professional Wasp Removal Services in Orlando
If you encounter a wasp’s nest in your Central Florida home, keep a safe distance and contact the best wasp repellent in town: the professional pest control services of Critter Control® of Orlando. Rather than wasting your money and time on temporary solutions, our licensed and trained technicians will use effective and safe methods, free of harsh and toxic chemicals, to permanently remove the wasps from your property.
To learn about our best wasp repellent services or schedule an inspection for your Central Florida home or business, call us at 407-295-7194 today.