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The only color you should wear if you hate bees

The only color you should wear if you hate bees

As we head into the warmer months, we also head into bug season.

Among the most annoying, the stings of which hurt the most, are wasps. According to conservation specialist Buglife, there are 9,000 species of wasps. No one wants them at home. In the body, no, no.

Fortunately, it turns out there are some unique ways to keep the biters at bay.

Wear red clothes

Did you know that most insects cannot see the color red? This includes wasps! Wasps are attracted to brighter shades like yellow and white because they look similar to the shades bees look for in flowers and are not attracted to darker shades like blue and black. However, you are safer with red. Wasps will never come close, because they simply do not look at you.

Stir in the basil and garlic

Basil and garlic mixed together disorients wasps. Keeping basil plants and garlic cloves around your home – especially near windows – can help keep wasps out.

The smell of mint

Wasps hate the smell of peppermint, so if you mix some peppermint oil with dish soap and spray it around the house, not only will your house smell fresh like mint, but the wasps will be gone right away.

Make the most of cucumber season

Wasps hate the acidic taste of cucumber peel! So spread some through the windows.

Make your own wasp traps

If you're the type of person who likes to keep jam jars after you're done with them, you can use them for a makeshift wasp trap.

Get rid of perfumes

This is perhaps not so surprising. The smell of perfumes, especially because they are also created with the scents of flowers, attracts insects a lot.