There are plenty of tips and tricks against wasps floating around on the internet. But what really helps?
Castle – hornets are a real problem for many outdoor enthusiasts, especially in summer and autumn. Because no matter whether he was in the garden, on the balcony, in the restaurant, or on the playground – after a short time, a monotonous hum announced the visit of stinging insects again.
But what is the best way to get rid of wasps? Since then, many of the tips have proven not particularly helpful. Wasps are usually completely unaffected by the copper coins placed. And one expert told our editors that the paper ball trick leaves the wasps a little cold. Pesticides can help, but they are not animal friendly and can also harm people if used incorrectly. So what is left? Now experts have given a completely different advice:
Banish wasps: With this trick, you are guaranteed to get rid of insects
To get rid of wasps quickly and easily, you only need two things: a spray bottle and water. If a wasp approaches, spray it with a few puffs of fine water mist. A subjective experiment conducted by the author showed that the trick actually appears to be effective. Wasps escape in no time. Both sprays for plant care and spray bottles of the detergent cleaning agent are suitable. But what’s behind it?
According to experts at the State Association for the Protection of Birds in Bavaria (LBV), the flight has a simple reason: “The hornet thinks it has started to rain and is going back to its nest.” Another advantage of this method: wasps were, at least in subjective experience, not aggressive after spraying. However, two factors should be considered, as LBV also emphasizes:
- Clean the spray bottle well before use so that the animal is not hurt
- If the wasp gets too much water, it will not be able to fly for a short time. Here it is important to keep calm. Once the wings are dry, the insect will run away
Get Rid of Wasps: The Spray Bottle Trick Repels Insects
Another tip: You can now buy small spray bottles for your handbag or backpack online and in many stores. This saves a lot of extra baggage.
Quick Help for Wasp Stings – Simple Remedies That Work
However, once the wasps have built a nest, it becomes more difficult to drive them away. A pest control tool from Northern Hesse offers tips on how to properly handle a hornet’s nest. (Sofia Luther)
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