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ANTI VESPE PLANTS


Question: ANTI VESPE PLANTS


I HAVE A HEDGE OF LAURO CERASO, ON THE OCCASION OF THE FLOWER OUTPUT THE HOUSE IS STAIRED BY VESPE WISHING TO CHANGE THE PLANT WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR HAVING THE FAREST WASPS?

Answer: ANTI VESPE PLANTS


Dear Luca,
the flowers of many hedge plants are endorsed by many insects, such as wasps, hornets, bees, bumblebees and insects of various types, very similar to wasps; these are useful insects, as in addition to favoring plant pollination (especially useful for fruit plants) wasps are "carnivorous", and many species tend to feed on larvae, eggs and adults of various types of harmful insects for plants. Contrary to popular belief, wasps generally tend not to spontaneously attack humans, doing so only if they are attacked or disturbed in some way; the bees do it even less, because we are completely without interest for them. However, it happens that, having a plant full of flowers near the windows of the house, insects (especially wasps) visiting the flowers are also in contact with the smell of sugary drinks, of the food of cats or dogs, of the remains of lunch. For this reason, it often happens that some wasps sneak into the house, looking for something interesting to eat. The species of wasps that enter the home and feed on leftovers are generally species that live in solitary or in small colonies, and therefore it is very unlikely that, recalled by the flowers of the laurel cherry, hundreds of wasps then arrive in the house. Therefore, the main disturbance is due to our fear of wasps, which can be completely unfounded; unless only a person suffering from an allergy to wasp poison is found at home; in this case, I clearly understand how it is advisable to find a solution to any wasp stings. The best and quickest method does not even involve the displacement of the ceracerum: why don't you practice a vigorous pruning of the plants just when the flowers are still closed? In this way the hedge will tend to grow more luxuriant, and you will not have any wasp at home, since the insects will not be attracted by the flowers. It is difficult to recommend another hedge shrub that does not attract wasps, as wasps, bees, hornets, are attracted by flowers, and all plants produce flowers; if you plant a thick and dense hedge, you will clearly find a beautiful day with many flowers, and therefore with many insects.
Other hedge plants, such as fotinie, laurel, viburnum, cotoneaster, pitosforo, produce beautiful flowers, and so sooner or later pollinating insects will also arrive. The only thing you can do is to prune the plants when the flowers are still in bloom, and in the laurel macerate the buds are in clearly clearly visible panicles as soon as they form.