Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

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Keep European Wasps Away From Your Garden Shed With These Top Tips


Since its introduction into Tasmania in the 1950s, the European wasp has spread widely to become a nuisance throughout Southern Australia. This kind of wasp often builds nests in garden sheds and has a nasty habit of stinging anyone that disturbs the nest. Follow these four simple steps to keep these wasps away from your property and help your family stay safe.

1. Remove Wasp Food Sources

The European wasp's favourite foods include sweet treats like fruit, juice, and candy. When you enjoy a picnic in the garden, be sure to clear all leftovers away. If you must store fruit in your garden shed, pack it away in airtight containers and check it regularly for signs of decomposition. Nothing attracts wasps more than rotting fruit, which oozes strong-smelling juice, so it's vital to throw out any fruit that starts to rot. Similarly, it is a good idea to locate your compost heap and any bins containing food waste away from your garden shed or other outbuildings.

2. Deter Wasps With Soap

When wasps land on a soapy surface, the soap covers their wings and prevents them from flying. Wasps try to avoid soap, which means you can keep them away from your shed by washing the walls of your shed with a dilute solution of water and dish soap regularly throughout the summer. The residue left behind when the soap dries will persuade most European wasps to stay away.

3. Pretend Your Shed is Already Taken

Different European wasp colonies compete for resources. Therefore, these wasps try to avoid building their nests close to established colonies. You can take advantage of this lack of neighbourly spirit by installing a fake wasp nest on your garden shed, which tells wasps searching for a new nesting site to stay away. You can buy a fake nest from your local garden centre or hardware store. Be sure to install the nest before the summer, as that is when European wasps become restless and start looking for a suitable new home.

4. Call the Experts

If you suspect that European wasps have already set up home in your garden, it is best not to try to deal with the problem yourself. European wasps can become quite aggressive when someone threatens their nest, and their stings are painful. Pest control experts can use specialist equipment and protective clothing to help them tackle a European wasp infestation safely.

For more information, contact a local pest control company.


2 May 2017