DIY natural wasp repellents

DIY natural wasp repellents

These are recipes meant to repel swaps.

TIPS:

Remember wasps feed off portion, so keep all food with proteins indoors.

Don’t wear bright colors, they may think you are a flower and be attracted to you..

Don’t wear strong perfumes. Yellow jackets like sweet smells.

Wasps and bees don’t like strong-smelling herbs like mint.

Hang false nests: It will deter them as wasps are territorial and will not come near another nest.

THEY HATE PEPPERMINT OIL.

Here are truly four effective bee repellents.

Directions:

1. Peppermint  mixture:

Combine equal parts of peppermint essential oil  and water in a dish.

Rub a very small amount on your hair, arms, wrists and ankles or socks.

Do not to apply undiluted active ingredients to your skin. Do a skin test for irritation before applying.

2. Spicy spray:

Boil 2 or 3 cups of water

Add 2 chopped spicy chili peppers.

Boil for 2 minutes and turn off heat.

Let the mixture set and cool for 30 minutes.

Strain in a spray bottle.

Spray the spicy solution at bees to repel them and if they wander in your house.

3. Soapy peppermint oil spray:

Mix 1 cup unscented baby shampoo and 1o drops of peppermint essential oil.

Fill a spray bottle with the mixture and spray on areas and surfaces where you wish to repel bees and wasps.

4. Cinnamon powder:

Spreading cinnamon powder near beehives will make the bees move their colony somewhere else. Do this daily for at least 14 days for long-term results.

Note:  Plant MINT, as wasps do not like mint plants. Planting mint around your house will create a protective field.

All these remedies work to repel wasps too.

We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as a reputable source for essential oils and the cinnamon.

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5 Comments

  1. I found this researching ways to keep bees and wasps away from my house since they’re only looking for places to nest. I also found that cinnamon is a good way to repel ants away from beekeepers hive, and does not bother the bees. Works for ants; not for bees.

  2. I used peppermint essential oil mixed with water. Sprayed at a couple of wasps. Both promptly buzzed off.

  3. Huw Davies says:

    I’m sat here looking at a bee flying in and out of my peppermint and applemint plants! Doesn’t seem deterred at all. I was searching to see if bees were attracted to mint so am a bit surprised to find the opposite!

  4. David Young says:

    I don’t know about mint or the combination of mint and lemon grass shown above but myself and other beekeepers use lemon grass oil to attract a swarm of bees into a hive trap. They love it! Do a quick search on any of the honeybee forums.

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