Keep Wasps Away From Your Balcony
Have you ever encountered nuisance wasps while you are enjoying a beautiful view from your balcony? What if you are standing on your balcony and suddenly, these aggressive wasps sting you? What if you find your balcony is a sweet home for the wasps?
Well, as we all know, wasps are aggressive and social insects. These social pests are natural predators and will sting a person only if they feel threatened or provoked. However, the wasp’s sting is painful and can be fatal in some cases.
Do not try to ignore them, as a single wasp can build a large colony and invade your home as well as your balcony. Here are some steps to remove the wasp nest in the gallery.
Clean and declutter the balcony:
Clean the mess and mop the spills regularly from the balcony. Check for any holes, cracks, and crevices and seal them with silicone and caulk.
Any holes in the wall foundations left untreated will invite the wasps.
Put unused food away:
Avoid eating any food outside on your balcony during the wasps’ peak season, starting from July to September. If you still want to eat outdoors, make sure you do not leave the food. Fruits, juices, sodas, and other sweet drinks attract wasps.
Sweep and mop the balcony after enjoying the delicious food to avoid the wasps from entering.
Secure garbage bins:
Decaying garbage bins overloaded with fruit peels and other decayed materials will attract wasps. Never leave them open on the balcony and use tight lids to cover the garbage bins.
Grow wasps repelling plants:
Don’t fill your balcony with sweet-smelling plants. The nectar of these plants attracts wasps and other insects. Instead, plant the waps repelling plants such as eucalyptus, spearmint, thyme, and citronella to deter the wasps. Keep these repelling plants on the balcony. As a bonus, these plants will keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Spray essential oil on the balcony:
Take some drops of clove, geranium, and lemongrass oils and mix with water and soap solution. These oils act as wasp repellants.
Make the mixture of the wasp repellants and spray them in the affected areas of the balcony. Sprinkle the spray and mop the floor every day.
Hang a fake wasp nest:
Wasps are strongly territorial creatures. If you hang a fake nest, the wasps will believe there is already a colony living here, so the wasps will avoid coming. Hang these nests on your balcony to deter wasps from nesting or entering your home.
Spray wasp repellants on the clothes:
People who are allergic to wasp stings must take extra precautions when they go outside. Spray the mixture of lemongrass, thyme, and other essential oils on the clothes to deter wasps from getting on the balcony and sting.
Wasps are social insects and come out in full force during the summer seasons. Wasps play a crucial role as predators to keep a check on the insect population. If you want to spend your day on the balcony, wasps can annoy you and make you feel frustrated.
Keep a constant check of the wasps’ activity. Call professional experts to remove them from your balcony permanently if need be.