Yellow jackets taking over? Here's a simple trick that uses their natural enemies & sends them on their merry way, chemical free.

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Wasps can be very annoying, and even frightening to some. They tend to hover around people and food, and when they become aggressive which can be suddenly, they can bite which is extremely painful. The term wasp is actually a name for the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita which are either ants or bees. Most commonly wasps are hornets and yellowjackets. Wasps can be a good source for natural pest control, but since they can also be dangerous to humans and animals, most people want to get rid of them. If you have a wasp problem in your yard or even in your home, these pest control tips from Sun Gazing could really help you out. The original home pest control tips are from Household Hacker, and they won't cost you anything. Plus these pest control ideas are much safer than using toxic chemicals. All you will need for this simple home pest control idea is a brown paper bag, some old newspaper, tape and string. You could use recycled newspapers or flyers you get in your mailbox and even a recycled brown paper grocery bag. All you need to do is take the brown paper bag and then take the newspaper or more paper bags and stuff them full with them. Then take your string and tie the top off. You then want to crumple up the bag so that it looks like a wasp nest.

When it's all ready, tie another string around the top of it and then hang it on your patio or any other area you don't want wasps to come into. Since your fake wasp nest looks like a real wasp nest, the wasps will stay away from it since they don't like to confront other wasps. So this home pest control idea is the perfect way to trick the wasps into thinking other wasps have already claimed your area. So no need for pesticides and chemicals with this pest control option, just items you probably have around your house already. If for some reason this pest control idea doesn't work on the wasps in your yard, you can try other pest control methods too. Prevention is always the best pest control to keep wasps out of your house and your yard. To keep wasps away, make sure you're not leaving food or uncovered garbage out for them to feed on. Even scented flowers and fruit plants can attract wasps, so maybe keep them at a distance from your patio or home.

You should also do an inspection of your home regularly to see if anything needs to be fixed up. Any tiny holes should be fixed up right away since wasps can get into some of the smallest spaces even in window frames and door frames. There are some plants that will deter wasps including spearmint, citronella, thyme, and eucalyptus. Grow them in your backyard or wherever you don't want the wasps to be. This is all natural pest control, and you get some beautiful plants to enjoy and use in recipes and teas. You can even use plants in the form of essential oils by making a mixture of lemongrass, clove and geranium essential oils mixed with some water and dish soap. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and then spray it in the areas where the wasps seem to be congregating. They won't stick around for much longer after that. If you already have a wasp nest in your yard, hire professionals to come out and get rid of it for you since it can be quite dangerous. Try out some of these simple home pest control tips and see how they work for you.***

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