1 Easy Trick to keep wasps and yellow jackets away from your patio this summer!

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We've all been subject to pests at one time or another. Whether you have an ant problem, a wasp nest or even something as bad as a bed bug infestation, they are never fun to have to deal with. When it comes to outdoor pest control, wasps and yellow jackets are at the top of the list of the most aggressive pests which is why wasp control is so important. Unlike a bed bug infestation, wasp control is a bit easier to deal with because the bugs are usually outside of your home and they are easier to spot. Bed bugs only come out at night to bite you while you're sleeping, the rest of the time they're hiding away making them harder to detect. Wasps and yellow jackets, on the other hand, are very large and you can see them coming and prevent bites. Unlike a bed bug infestation where it's harder to kill off every bug and egg, wasps are easier to kill because they have one nest that they return to. So if you have a nest in your area, just take care of it using outdoor pest control methods, and you will significantly reduce your exposure to them. Budget 101 teaches us how to make a repellent for wasp control which will deter them from your home. There are tons of chemical insecticides and pesticides on the market, but they tend to be quite toxic for you and your family as well as pets and other animals. So whenever you can use natural ingredients for indoor or outdoor pest control, it's better for everyone.

All you'll need for this wasp control method is one fresh cucumber and an aluminium pan. It might seem like an odd combination, but apparently, the scent caused by the reaction between the sliced cucumber and the aluminium will deter the wasps. Put a fresh plate out at the start of the spring season to deter them from building their nests close to your house or patio. As long as they don't have a nest near your home, they shouldn't bother you excessively. If you already have a wasp nest on your property, you'll want to remove the nest immediately. Apparently spraying the wasps with dish soap and water will kill them because the soap weighs them down and they can't fly. You can buy a spray bottle attachment for your hose so that you can keep your distance while spraying the nest. Then, once they are all out of the nest, you can remove it from your property. That's the most important thing about wasp control. Unlike a bed bug infestation, wasps will bite you and attack you when they feel threatened, while bed bugs will just bite you in your sleep.

So be very careful as you're removing the wasp nest or get a professional to remove it for you. Then, clean the area really well with dish soap to clean away any scent trail left behind. You should do this for any bug infestations so that there are no traces of them left. All bugs leave a scent trail behind so that their other bug family and friends can follow the scent trail to the food source or hiding place. Once you erase that, they don't have a scent trail to follow onto your property so they will find somewhere else. If you continue to have issues with outdoor pest control, make sure you hire the professionals to take care of the problem for you so you can enjoy your backyard without having to worry about wasps and other pests.***

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