Preventing Wasps Near Your Home

Just because the thermometer and calendar says that it is winter, doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start thinking about wasp prevention. Wasps tend to show up as uninvited guests to outdoor events where they are interested in your food or drink and can potentially become aggressive. Wasps are beneficial and aid in pollution. They are attracted to flowers that feed on the sweet, high-energy nectar they produce. They are attracted to some more than others; therefore, keeping those plants out of your yard will help keep them away from your home.


Queen Ann’s Lace can be found all over the United States and commonly found growing wild in ditches or dry fields from early spring into the fall. This flower has delicate white flower heads that resemble lace. Bees and other insects are also attracted to this flower.


The sight of the bright yellow blooming forsythia signals spring is near. These beautiful flowers provide an early source of food for wasps while other plants remain dormant.


You can also plant some flower and plants to help repel wasps. Good ones to plant are marigolds, ferns, mosses, and evergreen.

Wasps are healthy for the environment. However, too many can become a problem especially when they are near someone that is allergic to them. In addition to taking proactive measures in plantings near your home, contact Terminator Termite and Pest Control, 479.783.6200, to help control wasps around your home. Ask about the annual treatment that only requires one application. However, in order to see the best results, the treatment must be applied between January and mid-March each year before wasps have a chance to “mark” your home. Hurry, before it’s too late!