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Tips to Prevent Wasps

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How to Keep Wasps Out in Portland OR and Vancouver WAWasps are among the the most difficult pests to keep out of a home or business. The insects can be frightening because of how painful their sting is. Among the easiest ways to keep wasps at bay is through prevention. By identifying sources of wasp infestations, people do their part to keep their properties insect-free.
Here are ideas on how to keep wasps out:

  • Find out the cause of the problem. Rather than focus on the wasp population itself, the source of the problem must first be identified. Knowing where they are entering a home or a business allows people to come up with solutions to keep the insects out. Doing a thorough examination of a structure helps to see where the wasps may be coming from. It could be something as simple as an open trash can causing the problem. In that case, once the nest has been removed, closing the lid to the can will keep the wasps out.
  • Plant a purposeful garden. Certain plants have natural wasp-repelling properties. For example, wormwood, thyme citronella, spearmint, and eucalyptus smell incredible to humans but wasps steer clear of them. It’s a beautiful and natural way to prevent pest infestations.
  • Use peppermint essential oil. Soaking cotton balls or cotton pads in peppermint essential oil and placing them around a structure may keep wasps out. One bottle is enough to do this several times around a home or business. It’s important that homeowners and business owners recognize that there are multiple places where wasps build their nests. Corners, ledges and eaves are notorious for pests. Wasp nests can sometimes be found under stairs too. Some find that peppermint plants can also be a good deterrent. They can be planted around the property as a safeguard against wasps.

When people find that their wasp problem is severe, they call the trusted professionals of their favorite pest control service for assistance. They know they can count on the experts to take care of their wasp infestation quickly, affordably, and professionally. Rather than waste time on ineffective solutions, professional exterminators are trusted to clear the property of any wasps and their eggs.

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