Bees are an important part of nature’s ecosystem, and they are necessary for pollinating plants and giving us so many of the foods that we enjoy and love.
But, as great as honey bees are, you aren’t likely to want them (or other species of bees) in or around your house and near your family. If you happen to be having a problem with bees, this guide can help you learn more about how to get rid of them safely and effectively.
How can you get rid of bees?
Getting rid of bees can be difficult and challenging, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. And the last thing you want to end up with is nothing more than a bunch of bee stings for all of your efforts.
Not to mention the way in which you should approach getting rid of bees can vary depending on a number of factors.
First of all, you will need to know what kind of bees you are dealing with. This is the first step in the removal process. It’s also important to note that many people mistake carpenter bees or bumble bees as they look similar.
Common types of bees:
● Honey bees
● Carpenter bees
Ways to Prevent Bees from Becoming a Problem
You know what they say about an “ounce of prevention”.
To find food, bees often scavenge to find pollen. Honey bees, in particular, will travel miles away from their hive each day as they look for food. While bees mostly need pollen, they will also be attracted to things that are sweet like soda, juice, and ice cream.
One way to reduce the likelihood of bees coming near your home is to keep these food sources away from them. This could mean doing things like cleaning out your trash cans often or making sure you don’t have open containers of sweet foods when you are outside.
What are the most effective bee removal methods?
There are many different ways to remove bees, including but not limited to full hive removals and specialized bee traps.
While we don’t recommend trying to tackle bee removal on your own (it can be dangerous for both you and the bee colony), the following are a few tips to keep in mind if it is unavoidable.
If you have bees near your home, you should make sure and wear protective clothing before trying to remove the hive. You can try spraying the hive with a pesticide. After you have sprayed once, wait until the next day and see if there is still activity, then spray again. After the bees have died, get rid of the hive as this can help ensure that the bees will not come back.
If you find that you have bees inside the walls of your home, you should call a professional for help.
What about if you have bees in the ground?
For bees in the ground, things might be a bit trickier. Ground bees, might not be “bees” at all. They could very well be an aggressive kind of yellow jacket or hornet that can come after you, so be extra careful. Do your best to spray any chemicals used at the entrance of the hive, preferably at night when the hive will be less active. Wait until the next day and spray the area again if necessary.
Have a Bee Problem and Need Help?
When it comes to removing bees, the best option to remove them for good and keep yourself safe is to call a professional. Allied Pest can remove any kind of bees or hornets from your property and would love to learn how we can help.