Wasps along with spiders can be a nuisance when it comes to security cameras and CCTV systems, they have a habit of making nests and messes in and around these devices.
Well in this article we are going to go over 5 ways to stop wasps in their tracks and keep your security cameras in tip-top shape
Apply lubricant to the camera to make it difficult for wasps to land
Wasps will typically fly around until they can find a surface they can rest on, when it comes to security cameras typically being in remote corners of a given room or place, they will attempt to land on this.
Making sure the outer shell of your security camera is a slick surface will prevent any wasps or other flying insects for that matter from landing on it.
Use fresh mint or peppermint oil to deter wasps
Wasps and other insects are very sensitive to smells, especially strong ones and as a result, it has been shown that peppermint oil or fresh mint has a deterring effect against the bugs.
There are several advantages to coating your cameras in this oil, for one it smells very pleasant to most people and for two it is capable of preventing all sorts of insects from coming anywhere near the camera.
Use sugar and water traps
Whilst a little more extreme, using a solution of sugar water in an open bottle of water will entice the wasps to come in and become entrapped within the vessel.
This is for when you find a few too many wasps around the area, just be careful when emptying the container as any live wasps might still be capable of flying around and stinging you.
Use WD-40 on the security cameras
Whilst this might sound similar to the lubricant idea, WD-40 is actually used to kill wasps instead of just making it harder for them to land on your cameras.
Spraying the solution anywhere you believe wasps might be nesting around the camera will help to prevent them from settling near and force them to move away.
Use soap and water
Another way to kill wasps more efficiently is through the use of a spray bottle with soap and water in it. This is due to wasps emitting a scent when they die which alerts other wasps to their presence and may cause a stir.
With this method however, the soap clings to them and blocks their spiracles so they can’t breathe, making it so when they die they won’t be able to send off this signal and warn other wasps.