• Yellow Jacket & Wasp Repellent for Patios

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    1. RachaelRaines's Avatar
      RachaelRaines -
      i will try this if i ever have the problem. at my house i have a bumblebee nest somewhere nearby. i live almost in the woods and the nest is not in the yard.

      they keep the wasp and yellow jackets chased off. they also pollinate my squash, tomatoes and even my cucumbers. they don't bother us at all.

      they have been here about 5 years now. I'm actually thinking of building a couple Bumblebee houses and putting them in the woods near the house.
    1. Nesa1600's Avatar
      Nesa1600 -
      can also use 1 cup water, itbsp vinegar, and 1/4 cup dish soap in spray bottle to kill bugs, and ants..soap attacks thier nervous system, and drowns them
    1. Liz1410's Avatar
      Liz1410 -
      love this idea hate bugs
    1. Kass14's Avatar
      Kass14 -
      great natural alternative to using the horrible chemicals. definitely will give this a try.
    1. zoeknitsinco's Avatar
      zoeknitsinco -
      Cool the cucumber and aluminum pan is a new trick I've never heard of will definitely keep this one in mind! Thanks.
    1. SLLockhart's Avatar
      SLLockhart -
      Wonder how these tips would work on Boring Bees?
      We have them everywhere and I try to kill them with a badminton racquet but I just can't get them all, they then drill into the wood and lay their eggs, thus more of them every year.
    1. angel57's Avatar
      angel57 -
      Thank you for this tip, I just had to try this right now we have a big wasp nest behind out shed up in the eve, Yikes hope it works because when my husband knocked the nest down with a high pressure hose they all came back looking for the nest and won't leave
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Please do not kill bees or we will no longer have food. This cucumber pan idea is safe for all and easy
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      Unregistered -
      I'm glad this was here my little brother was holding and petting a Wasp Queen for five minuets on my trampoline Andrew she didn't sting once and also my dad build a tool shed in our yard and I hope no wasps make a $tupid nest on it! 🐝🐝🐝
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by sllockhart View Post
      Wonder how these tips would work on Boring Bees?
      We have them everywhere and I try to kill them with a badminton racquet but I just can't get them all, they then drill into the wood and lay their eggs, thus more of them every year.
      I fill the bore holes with spray foam every time I see one.
    1. BreeNett's Avatar
      BreeNett -
      This is fascinating! I'm going to try it this summer. After one nasty yellow jacket sting, I'm all for keeping them far from my yard.

      I would love to see the science behind how this works. Where did you learn about it? What is it about the reaction between aluminum and...whatever chemical is in the cucumber, that deters wasps?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Sorry but I tried this and it didn't work what did i do wrong?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      We tried the cucumber technique this past weekend.. Not only did it NOT work, they loved the cucumbers.. They attacked the aluminum trays with the slices on it and ate until all the meat from the cucumber was gone..

      So don't put them near where you want to be but out a ways from your patio or deck...
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