Insects

Scent Is a Powerful Tool to Keep Pests At a Minimum This Summer


Wasps and other stinging insects can make summer a dangerous time to be outside, especially for those who are allergic. These NJ summer pests can be kept at bay with certain scents, though. Try using the following to stop wasps and other bugs from ruining your summer fun.

Peppermint

Wasps don’t like the smell of peppermint, so applying peppermint oil on outdoor surfaces can help keep them from coming near you. This can help you and your family stay safe from wasps that are known to sting more often than others, such as yellowjackets.

Clove-Geranium-Lemongrass

Mixing these essential oils together can create an effective way to repel wasps, including paper wasps and mud daubers. You can put this mixture in a spray bottle to cover surfaces on your home exterior where wasps build nests, such as ledges or eaves.

Wasp Nest Removal

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t try to get rid of wasp nests yourself. Some wasps are known for being highly aggressive when anyone approaches their nest. They can also attack in large numbers. Have professional pest control experts eliminate them for you. These experts know how to handle wasp nests without being stung or attacked. Wasps can build nests in different places, including trees, porches, roof eaves, and underground.

If you’re having problems with NJ summer pests, contact Allison Pest Control. We can handle wasps and other stinging insects, along with many other insect pests, so you and your family can enjoy your time outdoors this summer.

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