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Wasp repellent for an object/area?

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I have a camera setup outside. Wasp seem to enjoy nesting in and around this camera. I know there are all kinds of wasp killers but is there anything I can do to repel wasps from nesting in and around the area of my camera?

Most all of my motion pictures are of wasps climbing on the lens which does me no good.

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Citronella candles set up around a perimeter are what we use when camping.

If we are going somewhere exceptionally bug-ridden, we do sometimes use DEET - it is much more effective, but rather toxic. As long as you are spraying and then leaving the area, I'd go with DEET.

I hadn't realised it would melt plastic (thanks @Liam) so be careful where you spray it.

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I'm allergic to wasp/bee stings so this is a question I've been pondering for a long time, what works for me is slicing a lemon in half and putting a few cloves in there. Put it near the camera and the wasps wont go near it. It has a fairly penetrating and unpleasant odor.


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Wasp repellent for an object/area?

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I have a camera setup outside. Wasp seem to enjoy nesting in and around this camera. I know there are all kinds of wasp killers but is there anything I can do to repel wasps from nesting in and around the area of my camera?

Most all of my motion pictures are of wasps climbing on the lens which does me no good.


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Citronella candles set up around a perimeter are what we use when camping.

If we are going somewhere exceptionally bug-ridden, we do sometimes use DEET - it is much more effective, but rather toxic. As long as you are spraying and then leaving the area, I'd go with DEET.

I hadn't realised it would melt plastic (thanks @Liam) so be careful where you spray it.

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Yeah, it horrible stuff. "DEET is an effective solvent,[4] and may dissolve some plastics, rayon, spandex, other synthetic fabrics, and painted or varnished surfaces including nail polish." from wikipedia - Liam Jul 21 at 15:16

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