Keep wasps out
I have noticed a few yellow Jackets in a basement bathroom but I’m not sure where there coming in. If I put mint oil around the area would this smell keep them from coming in?
Cuyahoga County Ohio
Hi Cuyahoga County;
Peppermint as well as any mint family has shown to be somewhat effective in deterring certain insects. It is certainly worth a try but an effort should be made to see where they are entering and what might be drawing them into this areas.
I have listed below several links which will go into greater detail on Wasp and Yellow Jacket control.
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