Living With Wasps
If you aren't allergic to wasp venom, there are plenty of reasons to keep these critters around.
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Wasps are fairly easy to get rid of. A wasp trap — based on centuries-old technology — works pretty well. Just fill the inner chamber with a little sugar water, hang the trap in a tree and wait for the wasps to enter the trap from below in search of the sweet treat. Once inside the wasp can't get out.
But Gardening by the Yard host Paul James suggests reconsidering your ideas about the insect.
Wasps, including hornets, mud-daubers and yellow jackets, are predators, and they feed on many of the most annoying pests, including aphids cockroaches, leaf miners, mealy bugs, ticks, and whiteflies. So rather than use poison sprays or traps, consider these tips to keep you and wasps at a safe distance.
Of course, if you're one of the two million Americans who are hypersensitive to wasp venom, that's another story.
However, for the rest, wasps are really little more than a nuisance. And consider this — in all his years of working outside, Paul has never been stung by a wasp.
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