Wasps are beneficial insects preying mainly on other insects, many of which are pests. However, wasps are a real nuisance when nesting near by. Interrupting outside dining, crawling over food and inflicting a painful sting.
If you know where they are, try not to eat and drink near their nesting places, but when this isn't practicable these few simple precautions, may help.
Using pesticides to control wasps can be effective, but most chemicals are harmful to the environment. So instead, try these suggestions to prevent wasps buzzing around your head and into your house.
Wasps sting TIP avoid wearing bright colours or floral patterns. If you look like a big flower, you may be attracting the curious wasp looking for nectar.
Trappings in spring is effective because in early spring wasps are usually queens and each queen would have produced thousands of worker wasps in late summer.
You can buy purpose made wasp traps or follow these instructions and make your own, simple and effective wasp traps.