A pest infestation is the last thing you want to deal with. But what do you do if bees have made a nest inside your attic, walls, or underneath your home?
Read on to learn how to get rid of bees while still protecting this endangered species.
Don’t use Bee Pest Control
It can be annoying, or if you are allergic to bee stings – life-threatening, to have bees invading your space.
But that doesn’t mean you should buy a can of insecticide as the method of bee pest control.
Bees are a keystone species because they are pollinators. Many species (including humans) rely on bees for nuts, seeds, and fruit. Many species also depend on plant growth for their habitat.
But you can learn how to get rid of bees without killing them. Here are some tips for honey bee removal.
Call a Beekeeper
Find a local beekeeper in your area. Beekeepers know how to remove both the nest and the bees from your yard.
Some beekeepers will do this for free and relocate the bees to their property. Others may charge you and some might pay you for your bees!
Either way, getting the help of a beekeeper is your best bet for bee pest control.
If the nest is hard to reach, a beekeeper might use a vacuum to remove the bees without killing them.
Trap the Bees
If you can’t find a local beekeeper, you can try to trap the bees. However, this process can take quite a lot of time depending on the hive’s size.
You can buy a trap or make a DIY bee trap. But, the queen bee will not leave the nest, so you will have to find a way to deal with moving the nest once most of the bees are trapped.
Then you can relocate the bees and set them free far from your home.
The best bee repellent can actually be found in your pantry.
Use a Natural Bee Repellent
Bees are naturally attracted to certain smells and repelled by other ones. They do not like the smell of vinegar or cinnamon.
You can pour some vinegar near the parts of your home that have been known to attract bees such as your rain gutter or foundation.
Inside the house, make a vinegar-water solution and spray it on your windows, in your attic and anywhere else bees have been spotted.
Re-apply every few days until the bees leave your home for good.
Keep the Bees Away for Good
For ground bees, the best bee repellent is a wet lawn. By watering your lawn frequently you deter bees from building their nest there. Plus, you get the benefit of a nice green lawn!
Like many insects, the smell of mothballs deters bees. Hang them around your yard from trees and fences. You can also place them in windowsills and along the attic floor.
Just be sure to keep pets away as mothballs are toxic.
Final Thoughts on How to Get Rid of Bees
Thanks for reading. We hope this guide on how to get rid of bees without killing them has been helpful.
Not sure if you have bees or wasps in your yard? At AAA Pest Control, we can take care of any pest problem.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.