Eliminate wasps from your home forever using this easy, inexpensive method

by Mark Bennett

June 16, 2023

Eliminate wasps from your home forever using this easy, inexpensive method

Summertime may be nice, but it also means pests come back to our surroundings and enter our home. In addition to flies, wasps are certainly amongst the most annoying of insects and their stings are very painful. And if the wasps build nests in and around our homes, we could have a real problem on our hands.

So how can we get rid of wasps permanently and without resorting to expensive and potentially harmful chemicals which could affect us or our pets? Well, check out the advice below:



To make a cheap, effective wasp-repellant that is eco-friendly and safe for humans and pets, you only need 3 simple ingredients:

  • Water;
  • Dishwashing liquid (preferably a natural, organic one);
  • White wine vinegar.

Preparing this remedy is really simple; in fact, all you need to do is mix the water and the dishwashing detergent in a 3:1 ratio (1 part of detergent to 3 parts of water) in a spray bottle and shake well. If you like, you can also choose to add 65 ml of white wine vinegar, for a more powerful repellent effect.

You can spray this mixture directly onto wasps and they will never come back.

If you are looking for other methods - perhaps for something that works for longer - you can also choose from several other natural remedies:

  • garlic: its smell is unpleasant for many creatures, making garlic a very effective insect repellent; use powdered garlic, dissolved in a little water and used in a spray bottle.
  • coffee: this is certainly a more pleasant-smelling remedy than the above, as well as being easier to use. You can put coffee grounds in an aluminum container with a cap or in a foil wrapper and burn them: this will give off a very unpleasant smell for insects, which will help keep them away.
  • essential oils: eucalyptus, lavender and citronella oils repell insects. Use them in your daily cleaning or to perfume your home by making a stick perfume or a diffuser from these oils.

How do you get rid of annoying insects?