Sweat bees can be controlled or eradicated by keeping the soil thick with extra layers of mulch, and keeping the soil well hydrated. Sweat bees prefer dry, thin soils. Pest control remedies that work for other types of bees can be another option.
Sweat bees are also called grounding bees because they live in the soil. These bees differ from traditional bees in that they live in very small groups with one queen and just a few larvae. Sweat bees are not normally aggressive, but they can be annoying because they are drawn to human sweat and tend to fly around people. They typically only sting when they perceive a threat to their nests.