I know you probably won't believe this remedy to get rid of wasps if you are hearing it for the first time.  It's just too easy.  Oh, and it's free, most likely, because you already have what you need in your house.

Every spring we get plenty or red wasps that think they own our house.  Wasps are territorial so even if you come within range of their "home" they will go after you and sting.  I know this from experience!

Now that I have a little boy running around the yard we avoid chemical pesticides at all costs.  So, how to get rid of the wasps??

Get Rid of Wasps with a Natural Wasp Repellent

When they show up go into your kitchen, grab a bunch of brown paper lunch bags, fill them with paper or whatever you want, tie closed at the top, and hang outside around your house wherever those little nasty guys are hanging out.  It's that simple. 

It doesn't matter what your bag looks like.  It doesn't have to be a certain shape.  It doesn't matter.  You will get rid of wasps just by hanging these bags outdoors.

Remember I said wasps are territorial?  Well, when they see those brown, stuffed, paper bags they mistake them for wasp's nests - that is a wasp's nest of another family of wasps that have already claimed their territory, so they move on!  I swear it's true.

In fact, it's so true that if you go to the store and check out the wasp repellent section you will find something that looks like a bag.  They sell it for a whopping $10 and it is nothing other than a fancy fabric bag version of our paper bags!

If the wasps move to another part of the house just hang up another paper bag and wait a day. Eventually they will leave the area altogether and you have succeeded in

This really surprised me when I first tried it but it's been a great success.


03/21/2015 7:58pm

Do the wasps or other "stingy" bugs nest in the paper bags?

03/22/2015 8:49am

I have not had a problem with other things nesting in them however I would recommend taking them down once the wasps have moved on. If you leave them up all season you are likely going to have something figure out that they are empty and a good place to nest.
Fortunately it's not necessary to leave them up all the time!


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