On my trip I've been accompanied by a few wasps. I don't know what attracted them but they were trying to sit on me, which wasn't comfortable to me, since a bite of a wasp is causing by me a swelling of a few cm size...

So, I'm wondering, if there's any repellent against wasps and other Hymenoptera (bees, hornets etc.) that can be used outdoor and is not interferring with repellents against mosquitoes?

1 Answer 1


My mother swears by a combination wasp-repellant and sunscreen that she buys from Boots in England. I see they also carry wasp repellant alone, at http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Pharmaceuticals-Repel-Insect-Repellent-Spray-Wasp-120ml-_1207452/#detailedInfo

wasp repellant

You could poke around a little on sites like that, or just go to a largish pharmacy and see what you can find.

  • 1
    Any idea why the linked page says: "Do not use under clothing." ?
    – Mr.Wizard
    Jun 17, 2012 at 15:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.