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How To Deter Wasps

By virginiarose
March 13, 2012

I was doing some research about wasps last year because we had a problem with them building a nest under our breezeway. I found that if you make a fake wasp nest, it will keep them away because wasps are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray, so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duct tape. I broke the hook off a coat hanger so I could hang it. It worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides!

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
May 24, 2012 1:17 PM CST
You could also find one of those hornets nests in the woods and varnish it and hang it up. My dad used to have one that he saved. They look great. It would be horrible if the hornets built a nest in our fake ones. LOL. That's the way my luck goes. No...my luck Japanese Beetles would breed in it and attack my roses from their battleship.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 24, 2012 1:20 PM CST
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I'm using that one again this year! The weather proof Duct tape is tuff as nails. There is no getting in anyhow, they just look at it and bolt! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
May 24, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Can you design a Japanese Beetle nest for us? That's my number one enemy right now. They are attacking here like Pearl Harbor!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 24, 2012 1:55 PM CST
OH!! I hate them things. I did not have that many last year, thankfully. Green Grin! The worst thing to use is those bags, they will lure them to your yard and then they lay eggs there. So you end up with twice as many next year. The eggs are in the ground right? Have you tried the grub control, try to kill them eggs before they hatch and don't use them lure bags.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 24, 2012 2:53 PM CST
I have tried everything. Milky Spores and all the rest. I'm going to pit out some grub control tomorrow.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 24, 2012 3:01 PM CST
Oh good, is this the time of year you do that? I might want to put a little out my self as a precaution. Last year there were hundreds of them where I work and I go out to my car sometimes for lunch break and I sat and watched the finches catch June bugs and eat them! It was amazing, they would pound them on the ground then turn them over and eat them Belly up. Whistling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 24, 2012 3:02 PM CST
I have lots of Goldfinches and red finches her. I hope to see them eat some! Maybe I need to stop filling up their sunflower seeds. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
May 24, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Yes, that woud be a good idea in the summer, especially after the flowers go to seed. I like to encourage them to eat from the shrubs and flowers. The yard should be a Habitat not a buffet, right?
Susan

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