How to Deter Wasps from Teak Furniture

An exasperated lady writes, 'HELP! How can I keep wasps from eating my teak furniture? Here is Nathan James Dodd's reply

Created by Nathan James Dodd on Monday, 13th of May, 2013.
Updated on Monday, 31st of August, 2015.


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The reason why wasps like to munch through your timber is that they prefer making their nests from top quality material. 

By chewing on the wood, they manufacture a pulp that's just right for the interior design they have in mind for their nest.

Your furniture won't suffer any structural damage, as the wasps only remove a thin layer from the surface, but the mottled scarring can be unsightly. 

The obvious people to come up with an answer were Barlow Tyrie. Established in the 1920s, they have become the largest manufacturers of teak garden furniture in the world. 

Barlow Tyrie Anti Wasp Solution

And they haven't disappointed, developing the Barlow Tyrie Anti Wasp solution.

In the early spring, preferably before any wasps have descended on your furniture, and when the wood is perfectly dry, apply the solution with a lint free cloth. 

After allowing to dry for 30 minutes, repeat the process.

Then after one hour the furniture can be exposed to the sun and rain. During the wasp season the treatment may have to be repeated.
The solution is invisible and the wood will continue to age naturally.

Buy it from garden centres and retailers.

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