Home Remedies & Treatments for Hornets and Wasps in Raleigh NC

Home Remedies & Treatments for Hornets and Wasps in Raleigh NC

home-remedies-and-treatments-for-hornets-and-wasps-in-raleigh-ncHome Remedies and Treatments for Hornets and Wasps

Hornets and wasps in your home are no joke unless you enjoy being stung. If you notice them in your home, it is only natural for your first instinct to attack before they attack you. On a normal circumstance it would be advisable to get the help of a hornets and wasp exterminator, but when that is not easily available there are few home remedies and treatments you can carry out.

Hornets and wasps are known to build nests in homes, so you should be careful when carrying home remedies to get rid of them and not to disturb the nest. This is why it is best carried out at night.

Here are some home remedies and treatments for hornets and wasps:

 Peppermint Oil

To carry out these remedies effectively, you need to locate the area of your home where the insects are coming from into your home and spray some peppermint oil solution in that area. Wasps do not like the scent of peppermint oil so it repels them. Spraying peppermint oil solution at their entrance would keep them away long enough to get professional help.

Sugar and Water

Asides from preventing them from entering your home, you can actually draw them in and trap them in a container using a sugar and water trap. It is quite easy.

  •    Get a plastic bottle ( 3 liter) and cut off the top
  •    Flip the top part and stick both ends together with duct tape
  •    Fill the bottle up with a little vinegar, sugar and water and place close to their nest
  •    They will eventually fly into the bottle and you can trap them inside it.


When trying out these remedies remember to be careful. If you can’t handle it, you can always get professional help.

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