Several years ago I saw, and bought, a widget called the "Waspinator" to keep wasps out of the garden as we were living in a village and used to be plagued every year........one year we even had a huge nest in the attic. Anyway, I saw the Waspinator and thought, "yeah, ok, more septic sales bs, but I'll give it a go". It worked so I read up on the subject and found out why it worked. <---- Waspinator Apparently wasps and hornets are territorial. If they stray onto the patch of another stingy thing then they are likely to be attacked so they avoid contact with other none same nest wasps or hornets whenever possible. The waspinator works on the principle that to a wasp or hornet it looks like a wasp/hornet nest. The wasp/hornet does not recognize it as its own nest so it does a runner before it is noticed. Yes it works. The waspinator is basically a fabric bag that is mottled with a couple of grey tones to give the illusion to a wasp/hornet that it is a nest. Brown paper bags also work - you first sort of screw them up to give them a variable outer texture then you fill them with air or old Tesco carrier bags and dot them around outside in the garden. I read of a bloke who puts around 100 out every year to keep his garden wasp/hornet free. Personally, I couldn't be doing with picking up soggy brown bags at then end of the summer or replacing washed out waspinators so I came up with my own solution. I get used 1 gallon/5 litre plastic jugs, de-label them, spary over a light dusting of grey primer or light sandy colour, loosely wrap masking tape around the container, spary again with a darker colour, remove masking tape and then spray very lightly with a third different colour. Using three colours gives a look of depth. Then bang a hole in the bottom, thred through some rope and hang it in a tree, porch, next to a sh*d, wherever. Oh yeah, make sure you take the top off so that water can drain through. This technique has worked in the UK, Germany, Florida and Pennsylvania: The last one is in the tree where the nipper has his rope and swing and he never gets bothered by wasps or hornets. For those of you who have read this far a little gem: If you are still serving and find yourself in locations where you may well have to lay up and be annoyed by wasps or hornets make up a couple of brown fabric bags and spray them up mottled then put them around your location. A Speshul snipist I know tried it and he uses them all the time now. No need for the ex-GF to beat your back with a stake.