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Yellow Jacket & Wasp Repellent for Patios

Prevention of wasps and yellow jackets. Slice a fresh cucumber into thin slices and arrange them in a single layer on an aluminum pie plate. The cucumber must be fresh – the pan must be aluminum. The cucumber reacts with the aluminum and gives off a chemical reaction/scent that is undetectable to humans but drives wasps and yellow-jackets away and makes them flee the area.

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8 oz. sprayer filled with half vinegar and half water. Add 4-5 drops of peppermint and 4-5 drops lemongrass oils. Spray where wasps act like they're building a nest and moving in.

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NATURAL BEE/WASP/HORNET ETC REPELLENT!!!! 90% Original Pine-Sol.. 10% water in a spray bottle spray in area to be repelled. Bee/wasp/hornets GONE!!!! *** Has to be Original Pine-Sol...No imitations!!!*** Try and Pin works so great! !!

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Keep Spiders Away ~ My Slice of Sunday- not only is this a good way to rid your home of spiders but it really works on wasp...i had a ton of nests in my yard...they are nearly all gone after using this spray. You dont really need the vinegar...2 cups of water..1 tsp of dawn detergent...1 tsp of peppermint oil....and they are gonners, make sure to wait until dusk...thats when they are the least likely to sting you and when they are tired and returning home to sleep.

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The best wasp/yellowjacket repellant for summer picnics: 2 ounces of mint extract. 2 ounces peppermint extract. 10 ounces rubbing alcohol. Pour ingredients into spray bottle and label. Spray down picnic area and play area. The mint is neurotoxic to bees and wasps. Somehow they know to stay away, but if you spray it on them directly it can also kill them.

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