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Natural methods to repel wasps (or live with them, safely)

Please exercise maximum caution if you plan to get rid of a wasp’s nest yourself, and consider getting a professional to help you instead of undertaking the task yourself.

If you have a wasp problem, using commercially-prepared remedies to get rid of them can be bad for the environment.

Instead, as outlined in this video, there are more natural ways of repelling them, or, in some circumstances, co-existing with them safely.

At the outset, you should determine what type of wasp you are dealing with. Different wasps and hornet species have different behaviour patterns. Some are more dangerous to deal with; some are more beneficial and you may discover the particular species of wasps visiting you are not enemies at all.

Nevertheless, hornets, paper wasps, red wasps and bald-faced hornets are the most aggressive of their kind, and it is best to hire a professional to remove them.

Larger wasps that don’t tend to bother humans can be incredibly beneficial to the environment. Mud daubers are also beneficial to have around, and are non-aggressive, so their nests can be left alone.

View the original video here.

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