Tip n°1: coffee to repel wasps
And yes ! The smell of coffee is frankly unpleasant for wasps so we do not hesitate to use this trick when they annoy us. Burn some unused ground coffee in a small dish and the smoke from it will have them running away in no time. It is still important to repeat the operation regularly at the risk of seeing them again point the end of their sting! No need to use coffee grounds: the coffee must be fresh to be effective.
Tip n°2: essential oils to repel wasps
To repel wasps, a few essential oils such as lavender, lavandin or lemongrass are ideal. Add about ten drops of oil to 10 cl of water and spray around you and in the house to never see them coming back. Do not hesitate to use an essential oil diffuser on your table, in the direction of the wind so as not to be bothered by wasps, especially at mealtime.
Tip n°3: a tomato plant
After the smell of coffee, it’s that of tomato plants that the wasps don’t like very much. To be quiet on your terrace, plant a few tomato plants all around, you will thus protect yourself from their invasion. Another tip: you can also cut a branch or a few leaves from a tomato plant and position them on the garden table to prevent them from coming.
Another vegetable that is not favored by wasps: cucumbers! Simply cut a cucumber into thin slices and place these slices on the table. This grandmother’s trick also works with a sprig of mint.
Tip 4: cloves
Crushed cloves placed on the table in small cups can also keep wasps away. Another method: prick a lemon or an orange cut in half with several cloves and arrange them where the wasps invite themselves. Guaranteed result!
Tip #5: Wildflowers
Some wild flowers are real wasp magnets! Among them, we find cosmos, lavender, sunflower or even sage. To keep wasps away from the dining area or your terrace, we advise you to plant these wild flowers in a far corner of your garden.
Tip #6: Incense