Removing a wasp nest isn’t a guarantee to keeping them off your property.   These insects will always rebuild or replace damaged nests.  There are several ways to prevent or keep wasps from building nests.

How to Keep Wasp From Building Nests


  • Planting Wasp Repellent Plants Around your Home

One of the natural ways you can keep wasps from building nests around your home is by planting wasp repellent plants. Now, wasps are good pollinators and will easily get attracted to flowers.  These plants serve to protect your home from wasp presence. Examples of wasp repellent plants include geranium, wormwood, pennyroyal, marigold, basil, and mint.

  • Removing Sources of Food Around Porch

Whenever you see wasps flying around your home, there are likely food sources around. This leads them to build their nests close to such areas to be close enough to their food.  Don’t let them build nests by keeping trash picked up, frequently checking for nests, and covering compost piles and garbage cans.

  • Keeping Doors and Windows Shut

Most homes are really busy and keeping doors shut 100% of the time is almost impossible.  Consider installing screens on all windows and doors.

  • Frequently Checking for Nests

Wasp are building all the time so frequently check for nests.  New nests may be springing up steadily as long as the condition remains favorable. Once you discover a nest remove it immediately. 

These are just a few quick tips on preventing wasp nests.  If you have wasps building nests around your home and need the help of a professional. Swift Pest Control can Help!