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How to keep wasps away from your home using common household items


With the heatwave expected to continue this week, experts have warned there could be a wave of wasps across the country. The UK had the driest July on record, according to the Met Office. Temperatures reaching the 30s this week and the lack of rainfall are ideal conditions for the wasps to breed.

The team at WeThrift shared three ways to repel wasps using household items.

For a greener and more economical alternative to insect repellent sprays, experts have shared three articles for getting rid of wasps that may already be inside your home.

These methods avoid killing the wasps but will help repel them from homes across the country.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is known to be an excellent pest control.

The natural insecticide is known to repel mosquitoes, flies, ants, beetles and wasps.

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Cover food and clean up spills to prevent wasps from being attracted to the house.

Wasps also like sweet, sugary drinks, so cleaning up any drink spills is a great way to prevent.

Close garbage cans tightly because wasps can swim around garbage cans.

Seal all cracks on the exterior of a house to prevent wasps from entering through small gaps and cracks.

If you notice wasps entering through the same spot, look for gaps or cracks in the wall and seal them.