Did you know Peppermint repels wasps,? I didn’t.!! Not only do wasps stay away from spearmint, they don’t seem to like any type of mint, which is why peppermint oil can be so effective at repelling them. A studypublished in the Journal of Pest Management Science in 2013, reported outstanding results with peppermint oil. In addition to planting any type of mint in your garden, you can simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to a cottonwool pad and place them strategically around the outside of your home where wasps like to build nests, such as porch roofs, under eaves and other crevices and ledges. Target spots where you’ve discovered old nests in the past and some types of wasps build new tests in the same locations again and again. Or you can use a mix of other essential oils too.. Make a blend of lemongrass, clove and geranium essential oils to completely repel worker wasps. You might try apply a mix of several drops of each of the oils in a spray bottle filled with water, and a few squirts of washing up liquid.. Coat the areas outside of your house, in places wasps are known to build nests, to keep them away.