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Anyone who has lived in Katy, TX, has likely had a brush with a wasp. The common types of wasps that we deal with here in Katy include the paper wasp and the hornet. The paper wasp is usually black or brown with yellow or orange markings. They get their name from their distinct nests that appear to be made of paper. Although it has a different name, the hornet is another type of wasp that we see frequently. They are larger than common wasps and are usually less aggressive. They can be black or brown in color with white or yellow markings.

 

Whatever species of wasp you are dealing with, you don’t want them around. They can inflict painful stings on you and everyone else in your home. And if someone is allergic, wasps and hornets can cause serious medical issues. If you want to keep these pests away, there are some natural options. Learn about plants and other natural wasp prevention strategies and what All-Safe Pest & Termite can do about your stinging insect problems. 

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Plants That Prevent Wasps

There is a lot you can do to prevent wasps around your home, including a multitude of sprays, powders, and other treatments to keep them away from your home. If you are interested in a more natural approach to wasp and hornet control, there are options there also.

 

One natural option for wasp prevention is to use plants that deter wasps. Some plants that have been found to drive wasps away include:

  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Eucalyptus
  • Wormwood
  • Citronella
  • Lemongrass
  • Clove
  • Basil
  • Marigold
  • Geranium

Including plants like these in your garden and around your home is a great way to naturally deter wasps, hornets, and other stinging insects. And as a bonus, they can add some beautiful color to your home.

Other Wasp Prevention Tips

Using wasp-deterring plants as part of your landscaping is a great start to keeping these pests away naturally. Along with your plants, there are other steps you can take to prevent wasps that don’t involve chemicals. Some of these changes you can make around your home to naturally deter wasps include:

  • Remove food sources like rotten fruit and berries from your yard.
  • Store your trash in bins with sealed lids.
  • Cover compost piles.
  • Fill in holes in the ground in your backyard.
  • Eliminate any areas of excess moisture around your home.
  • Keep your food and drinks covered when you are eating outside.

Making these simple changes around your home will go a long way to keeping wasps and hornets off your property and away from your family.

How To Deal With A Wasp Problem

Since wasps and hornets are flying insects, preventing them completely can be difficult. If you find yourself with a stinging insect problem around your home, don’t try to handle it on your own. Leave the nest alone and back away. DIY wasp removal can be dangerous. Trying to remove the nest and disturbing it will cause these pests to react aggressively, stinging repeatedly to defend their nest.

 

Instead of putting yourself at risk for painful stings, call us at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our experienced pest professionals use the most effective and latest products for wasp removal around your home safely and efficiently, without putting your family at risk. We also offer fast response times, so you won’t have to wait around worrying for long.

 

Whatever your pest control needs, our trained exterminators will meet them. Trust us to make sure your home is safe and protected from stinging insects and other pests, so you and your family can enjoy your backyard without worrying about painful and dangerous stings.   

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