Do your kids freak out when they see a wasp flying around outside? My oldest does and it makes me crazy! Wasps are creepy and the thought of them flying around with a chance of stinging makes me shudder. They are mean creatures and it doesn’t take much to set them off. This amazingly effective natural wasp repellent was proven to work in a Pest Management Science study through the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Check this out for more information on Natural Pest Control.
Amazingly Effective Natural Wasp Repellent
Ok, so when I found this study, I felt like I was Charlie Bucket with the golden ticket! This is just amazing information to have to keep wasps away. I really don’t want to have to kill the wasps, because they actually are beneficial. Yup, seriously folks! Read about this here: How to Get Rid of Wasps.
According to a Pest Management Science Study, all of these oils specifically repel wasps and hornets:
- ylang ylang
- roman chamomile
- fennel seed
These repellent essential oils and their active compositions have great potential for efficient, environmentally sound semiochemical-based IPM (Integrated Pest Management) of pestiferous vespid wasps.
Meaning: a pheromone or other chemical that conveys a signal from one organism to another so as to modify the behavior of the recipient organism.
The Golden Ticket
Two essential oil mixtures TOTALLY blocked the attraction of vespid workers. Did you know that’s another term for wasps? I love that the oils merely block the attraction, rather than hurting them. You can just keep them away from you and your family and the wasps can go off and do what they need to do in nature.
These oil mixtures are shown to completely block wasps and hornets:
clove, geranium and lemongrass AND clove, geranium, lemongrass and rosemary.
Essential Oil Wasp and Hornet Repellent Recipe
8oz spray bottle
4oz Distilled water
3oz Witch Hazel1/2 tsp Glycerin (helps hold mixture together)
10-15 drops clove oil
10-15 drops geranium oil
10-15 drops lemongrass oil
10 drops rosemary oil (optional)
- Fill 8oz spray bottle halfway with distilled water
- Add witch hazel (to fill almost to the top)
- Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
- Add essential oils. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be.