Many people prefer to keep hornets, bumble bees, and wasps away from where their homes. While they can seem like pests it is important to note that bumble bees are especially important to the environment. Repelling versus exterminating is best if you really don't want them around. This is a guide about repelling hornets, bumble bees, and wasps.
Here are questions related to Repelling Hornets, Bumble Bees, and Wasps.
Wasps seek me out? I cannot go outside without being swooped at. I went outside today for about 10-15 mins. and I was "swooped" at enough for the folks I was with were startled (6-7x). Is there something that attracts them and is there something that will deter them?
By Sherry 09/08/2007
One thing that attracks wasps is meat and the smell of bbq. They also seem to like sweet drinks. Also don't wear any perfumes outside at all or any scented hair products.
You might try wearing a bug spray outside to try and detract them, one with very little scent. Also do you have a wasp nest around your house that you need to find and get rid of??
We seem to have an infestation of hornets and cannot seem to find the nest anywhere. Does anyone have an inexpensive solution to repelling the little pests? My husband is allergic to the bites. Please help, we do not have the finances to call in an exterminator.
By Sandy 08/24/2011
We have also been fighting Japanese Hornets this year in central Virginia and have wasted losts of money on commercial products. None have worked very well. What has worked fairly well is empty water bottles filled about 1/3 full with sugar water and hung from a tree or post. The more you put out the better. A fairly strong mixture of 1 part sugar and 1 part water works pretty well. They go in the bottle and most can't figure out how to get out and eventually drown. Every now and then you will get one that does get back out, but not very many are that smart. These suckers around here are big, and aggressive. If you get stung it can be deadly. Good luck.
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