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Wasp repellent

SWMBO has just asked me for advice on repelling wasps from the shed. She found a wasp attempting to build a nest. She got rid of the nest - apparently it was very small - but the wasp remains in the shed.
Some ideas we've had are putting a little jam outside the shed to attract it out, splashing watered-down bleach or vinegar over it to just leaving the dorr open till it flies away on its own.
Ideally, what she wants is a method of stopping them from venturing into the shed in the first place. Has anyone had any success with this?
Funnily enough, she isn't bothered by bees!
Edit: Did do a Google search but not much help found - consensus was that there isn't much that can be 'naturally' done.

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Re: Wasp repellent

Only thing I can think of is to try and encourage birds to the garden to nest, once the wasps realise they are food they should move on.
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Re: Wasp repellent

I always found a tennis racquet worked quite well on wasps
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Once you have removed the offending wasp................................................ keep the door shut !  Grin
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once the wasps realise they are food they should move on.

Evolution doesn't quite work like that.  Cheesy
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@ avatastic
We already have lots of birds, including a pheasant and peacock visiting regularly (although there seems a rumour that the peacock was recently hit by a car). My wife has bird feeders around the garden in the trees so maybe that will deter the wasps in time.
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Wish I'd thought of that first Wink Cheesy
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Shed loads of advice, ta!

Well what did you expect...... ? Roll eyes






the wasp was in your shed ! ! !  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Grin
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Nice to see this topic is still buzzing.
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Re: Wasp repellent

A flame-thrower would work.

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Re: Wasp repellent

That maybe foxy, but will the shed afterwards?
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Nice to see this topic is still buzzing.


seems to be quite a "hot" topic.... too !  Cheesy
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A flame-thrower would work.

Yep - I'd try that  Grin
Probably get stung for a new shed, though  Sad

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Yo !  Grin
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Re: Wasp repellent

How about encouraging some spiders to move into the shed Smiley?
I had a wasp flying around my shed once last summer. I watched it for a minute waiting for it to land somewhere so I could catch it. It landed in a corner, and in an instant a spider leaped out of a crack in the wall and grabbed the wasp. There ensued a short but fascinating struggle which could have gone either way, but the spider won.