grandma56grandma56 Hertfordshire Posts: 38Member (+)
Anyone got any solutions to deterring wasps? I seem to attract them. Moved sunbeds twice and they just followed. Only time I was free of them was when I went into the sea.


  • AugieAugie Posts: 353Administrator
    edited August 2017
    Hi grandma,

    Here's an islander's secret for you...

    Greek coffee! :)

    1) Buy a small bag of Greek coffee from any supermarket

    2) Place 2 heaping table spoons in a small metallic/ceramic bowl or plate (preferably lined with a layer of aluminum foil)

    3) Light a small surface area of the coffee on fire so that it produces smoke (not too little, not too much)

    You only need to light a very small amount on fire. Then it will slowly spread and burn until it's all gone.

    The smoke helps keep the wasps away, especially useful while you are eating meat or fish outdoors. The scent of meat and fish is what attracts wasps. Greek coffee deters them. ;)

  • grandma56grandma56 Hertfordshire Posts: 38Member (+)
    Thank you, I will try this
    Delyn Veaudry
  • AndyH001AndyH001 Posts: 4Member
    Is that coffee beans or coffee grounds?
  • AugieAugie Posts: 353Administrator
    Coffee grounds.
  • Delyn VeaudryDelyn Veaudry Posts: 1Member
    Yep...It works

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