Nothing can spoil a beautiful summer’s day like being stung by a wasp. I got stung by a wasp four times last summer, and each time I was just minding my own business and nowhere near a wasp’s nest! Thankfully, there’s a simple way to trap wasps this pool and patio season to prevent being the recipient of a nasty sting.
In a post shared on Facebook by Scotty Simson Mosley, apparently a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and salt placed around the yard will trap wasps. The post suggests adding 6 ounces of vinegar, two tablespoons of sugar, and one teaspoon of salt to a container before placing it in any wasp-prone areas.
Of course, if you’re dealing with a wasp nest, you may have to choose an alternative method. If you notice lots of wasps flying around, be sure to check underneath windowsills, eavestroughs, siding, and other overhanging areas of your house for wasp nests. They commonly form nests in trees, bushes, and other undisturbed places as well.
If you notice that there is one or more wasp nests around your home, it’s best to call in for a professional exterminator. If you try to remove the nest yourself, you put yourself at risk of disturbing the colony, becoming swarmed, and potentially being stung hundreds of times (which can be fatal, in some instances). Professional exterminators know the safest, most effective methods for removing wasp nests. Remember, some services are absolutely worth paying for, and this is one of them.
A simple way to prevent wasps from hanging around your outdoor spaces is to seal off any nooks or cracks, and to ensure you’re not leaving food lying around. Wasps are attracted to sweet smells, and leaving uncovered food on outdoor tables will only attract them. Click here to learn more tips and tricks about preventing and dealing with wasps this summer!