The best wasp/yellowjacket repellant for summer picnics: 2 ounces of mint extract. 2 ounces peppermint extract. 10 ounces rubbing alcohol. Pour ingredients into spray bottle and label. Spray down picnic area and play area. The mint is neurotoxic to bees and wasps. Somehow they know to stay away, but if you spray it on them directly it can also kill them.
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To keep wasps from setting up a home near your front door or around your home - mix 2-3 tablespoons of Dawn dishsoap and about 2-3 cups of water. Put into a spray bottle, shake and that's it. Spray where they keep coming back to, to make a new nest. This will also kill them and drop them like a hat.
I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away!
WORMWOOD planted as a border repels WASPS! Yellow jacket nests are often found in ground. We're usually unaware until late in the yr as adult YJ act more aggressive in search 4 food 2 stockpile their nests. INSECT REPELLENT HERBS-garlic/chives repel aphids. Basil repels flies/mosquitoes. Marigolds repel nematodes. Mint stops ants. Pennyroyal deters fleas, mosq, ticks, chiggers. Petunias control leafhoppers, certain aphids, tomato worms. Rue repels Japanese beetles in roses…