Natural Wasp repellent spray.

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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Wow, this spray is so simple. Mix 1 tablespoon of peppermint oil with 4cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake well when using.
    Wasps hate the smell of the peppermint oil. But if you spray it on them it will kill them as well. I will need lots of Peppermint oil to keep the wasps from trying to build little paper nests under our eves on our home.
    I'm going to mix up a batch and let you know what happens.
     
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    Fingers crossed it does the trick Tooty. I don't mind wasps as long as they stay away from me and don't build their nests in our shed.
     
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    Well so far I think I got rid of a nest just outside our front door. They were in a hole where the siding meets the house.:eek: Then we had a paper wasp trying to make a little nest in our back deck eves. That one returned several times. But I sprayed the area each time. Now to go and see if it is gone as well. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    Patti,..that is one very simple solution and harmless as well to all but the wasps,..i wonder how bees fare out with it,..though bees don't bother us.
     



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    Well good news. I got rid of the wasps. The ones in front of the house were Yellow Jackets. So glad they are gone. Now I will be repeating spraying under the eves of our house to keep those bugs at bay.
    I will also be using a natural product called--Shake-away in our garden keep the mice and voles out when I put down our mulch. It is a predators urine that is dried so you can sprinkle it anywhere. It is non-toxic and won't hurt anything. Except keeping those unwanted critters out of your garden.
    I also used Shake-away made out of Coyote urine to keep the Woodchucks from making a home under out barn floor. It worked great. I bet it would work to keep predators that like to eat chickens away from the Hen house. It would be worth a try as it is not that costly.
     
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    I was reading your post about the repellants to Mike and he was interested in the peppermint spray but when I told him about the Shake-away made out of coyote urine his first question was.....How do they collect that much coyote urine? Run around behind the coyotes with buckets?? :rofl::smt044
     
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    2ofus---:smt044 that is a great question. Not sure. Maybe captive coyotes are more willing to pee in a bucket.:smt081
     

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