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Just thought I’d share this trick I’ve been using for years that really works.

To keep wasps from building unwanted nests (under patio furniture, inside storage sheds, under raised garden beds, etc) fill a brown bag with paper or plastic bags or just some filler and crumple to the size of a baseball or so. Use a thumbtack to stick the bag to a corner under the furniture (where a nest might normally be built). This mimics a rival nest so the wasps won’t build one. I swear it works. I’ve been having the same brown bags under my patio furniture for years and haven’t had a single nest built…same in my little outdoor storage closet and pool storage.

Pic: this was packaging material in a recent delivery and should work well.