Summer time is wasp time! This little pests can really spoil the most beautiful time of the year. From middle August on, these guys are droning everywhere because of the harvest: buzzing around your patio or picnic basket. As soon as kids and allergies enter the scene it can rapidly develop into a serious problem. But with these all-natural tricks, that we will show you today, you’ll hold these yellow-black dangers in check.
To rid yourself of these annoying ever-present companions (or to not attract them in the first place), there are a few easy, useful tricks. And the best part? Not a single chemical in sight!
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1. Coffee powder
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Put some coffee powder into a bowl and use a lighter to make it smolder a bit. The smoke will keep wasps away.
2. Pennies
Wasps hate the smell of copper and brass. Rub some pennies on your hands and put a few in a bowl on your table.
3. No colorful clothing
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Like all insects, wasps are attracted by garish colors. If you dress yourself and your children in more plain and muted tones you’ll lower the wasps’ belligerence considerably. 
4. Basil
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The smell of some plants is pure kryptonite for wasps. Basil is a member of this club. If you put a pot with some on your garden table, wasps will take a big detour around it. Tomato plants also have the same effect (but are less decorative).
5. Garlic
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The ethereal oil of garlic keeps wasps far away too. Halve a couple of cloves and keep them nearby and you’ll be astonished. You can get the same effect with a lemon garnished with some cloves.

6. Always cover your food.
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This trick is just as simple as effective: to avoid offering wasps an enticing bullseye, always cover up any food well. That is true even for sweets on the garden table as well as hearty meat dishes or hot dogs from the grill. That way you won’t whet their appetite!
7. The paper bag trick.
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This trick is really brilliant! With two to three paper bags, you can outwit wasps easily. The bags work as a dummy wasp nest and will distract the pests away from you. Wasps don’t like encroaching on unknown nests and will thus keep away on their own. Check out this video and try it yourself. Hang up some fake wasp nests and you’ll be astonished!
Here is the video for the paper bag trick. Simply brilliant!
Perfect! Now nothing is standing in the way of the next nice BBQ in the open air. Show others how effective and natural these tricks are against wasps by sharing them!
h/t http://www.hefty.co/paper-bag-wasps/

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