5 Plants That Repel Wasps from Your Yard 

5 Plants That Repel Wasps from Your Yard 

Wasps can be a nuisance in your yard, but there are natural ways to keep them away.

Certain plants have properties that repel wasps and deter them from nesting in your yard.

Discover five effective plants that can help you keep wasps at bay.


Peppermint is known for its strong scent that repels wasps.

Plant peppermint around your yard or in pots near outdoor seating areas.

You can also use peppermint essential oil as a natural wasp repellent by diluting it in water and spraying it around your yard.


Lemongrass has a citrusy fragrance that wasps dislike.

 Plant lemongrass in your garden or place potted lemongrass near windows and doors.


Citronella is well-known for repelling mosquitoes, but it can also deter wasps.

Plant citronella in your yard, especially near areas where you spend time outdoors.

Citronella candles or torches can also help create a wasp-free zone.


Wormwood is a perennial herb with a strong aroma that repels wasps.

Plant wormwood in your garden or place potted wormwood near outdoor living spaces.

The dried leaves of wormwood can be burned to release the scent and keep wasps away.


Eucalyptus has a strong smell that wasps find unpleasant.

Plant eucalyptus trees or shrubs in your yard to create a wasp-repellent barrier.

You can also hang eucalyptus branches or use eucalyptus essential oil to discourage wasps.

By incorporating these five plants into your yard, you can naturally repel wasps and create a more enjoyable outdoor space.

Remember to consider your local climate and growing conditions when selecting and maintaining these plants.

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