The first and most important thing that we should note is that you should never kill honey bees. They are extremely important to the ecosystem and our food supply. You can get rid of them, but in the case that the bees are honey bees you should first contact a local beekeeper. They may be able to help you with getting rid of your bees for free.
This is because the population has dropped by around 3 percent. Beekeepers can take care of bees without using chemicals and other harmful ways. Beekeepers are always looking for a way to increase their population and many will love to take your infestation off of your hands.
Bees dance to communicate between each other. They also use this form of communication to tell each other where food is located. Bees can be annoying, or even hazardous to us when they build their home near our own homes. They build their homes under your porch, eaves, and cracks in your walls. Since bees are annoying and can be dangerous in large numbers, here are some ways to get rid of bees and avoid getting stung. By following these directions completely, you may be able to avoid them returning at a later date.
Getting rid of a bee problem
The first step you should take is to make sure that you aren’t dealing with wasps. If you decide that what you are dealing with is a bee then here is the next step to dealing with them.
Now you have to find the bee hive. In order to find the hive, you should look for them leaving or returning home at dusk or dawn. These are the times that they are most active.
Once you find the hive, the only way to get rid of them is by killing them. You can use Raid to spray in their hive to accomplish this. It is best to do this in dark or in the evening. You can help to protect yourself by wearing sweat pants, gloves, and any other types of clothing to help keep any holes closed. This will help keep the bees from getting to you and stinging you.
Once you have sprayed the hive. Do this a second time the next day to make sure that you have gotten them all. Allow for another day before you check the hive to make sure that you have killed all of the bees.
Now that you have killed all of the bees you need to dispose of the beehive. If you find that the beehive is underground, you need to fill the hole with dirt. This will save you a lot of time and effort in getting rid of your bees.
Bee killers and pesticides
Other than Raid, Borax can be used as a pesticide against bees. This is sold as a powder and can be used without having to get near the hive. Borax is taken to the hive when the bees travel back and forth by attaching to them. Since Borax is a sweet powder, bees will willingly land in it hoping that it is pollen from flowers. This is a slow but good method in taking out bees.
If you have small children or animals who play in the area, you should avoid using Borax because it can be toxic to children and animals. Borax will also kill other bugs and insects in the area, so make sure that you do not have a population that you want to protect before using this product.
Natural bee control
You can use a 2-liter bottle to create a bee trap. It is in no way going to stop bees but it can help deter some of them. Simply cut the top of the bottle to the point where it is the same all the way down the sides. Staple the top upside down in the bottle. Now fill up the inside of the bottle with soda or juice. This will attract the bees in but make it difficult for them to get out. The majority of the bees will not be able to get out. Since they are trapped, eventually they will become tired and fall, killing them when they fall in the liquid.
Long-term bee problems
If you have a bee problem that outlasts being sprayed twice, or you are allergic to the type of bee you have, it is best to call a professional. Professional exterminators know exactly what they are doing when it comes to bees. A professional exterminator will be able to get rid of your bee problem in just a few visits, giving you back important space and removing the risk of you, your family, and your pets being stung by your unwelcome visitors.
How professionals handle bee problems
A professional exterminator will determine what type of bee you have and choose chemicals or pesticides that have a proven track record for getting rid of that particular species. Depending on how large your bee population is, it may take a few visits to either kill off or remove the bee colony (depending on which approach is most appropriate for the situation).
My aunt has been noticing that there is a buzzing in her attic, but she isn’t sure what is wrong. She thinks that there are bees in the attic, and would really like to get a professional to remove them. I liked what you said about how they can be annoying, and dangerous when they make a home in cracks, eaves, and the porch.
I like how you said that a professional exterminator will determine what type of bee you have and choose chemicals or pesticides that have a proven track record for getting rid of that particular species. My sister told me that she has a huge bee nest on her backyard and that her dog got stung by one. I will highly recommend her to contact an exterminator as soon as possible.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a beehive forming right outside our front door. Over the last few weeks, it has gotten significantly larger and it’s becoming a real issue. Sometimes when we walk in our house, bees fly in right after us. We don’t have a lot of that stuff on hand to deal with it, so it would probably be best if we just called a pest control service to come to help us take care of the problem, right?
Monica, thanks for reading our article about Bee Hive removal. It would be best if you can call a professional to come to remove the beehive because they can do it safely and transplant it into the wild somewhere.
Bees play a very important role in pollinating plants and the world’s bee populations saw a scary decline in the past decade, so it is always best if we can find a way to keep bees alive, even when they cause an annoyance like deciding to make a home in our homes! You could also try calling any local universities’ entomology (study of bugs) departments.
They may have experts that would remove them and transplant the hive for free because they often study bees. Please stop back by and let us know how it goes. Good luck!
I think it is really great that you started out by reminding readers never to kill honey bees. I’m sure there are many services out there who are willing to relocate bees from your property into a colony. I’ve noticed a lot of honey bees around the flowers in my garden, so I suspect they have built a hive nearby. If I can find it, I plan on having it relocated.
Kairi, I’m glad you found that tip useful. Bees are vital to our ecosystem, they help with pollinating many different types of plants.
This, as well as the fact that the bee population is experiencing a serious decline, makes it more important now than ever that we all do what we can to try to make sure that we do not unnecessarily harm bees. There are quite a few services out there that know how to safely relocate bee colonies in a manner that harms few or none of the colony’s bees.