To get rid of bees and mud wasps, kill them, remove their nests so that they can't return and make the area undesirable to them. Take precautions to prevent stings while killing insects and removing their nests.Continue Reading
Use a wasp spray to kill the flying pests. Following the directions on the label, spray the insecticide directly into the nest. Bees and wasps are less active at night and in cooler weather, so try to spray the nests at those times to prevent swarms and stings.
Make sure the bees and wasps are dead, then remove the nest. Use a broom to knock it down, spray it with a water hose, or scrape it off the house or tree. Leaving the nest intact invites other bees, wasps or bugs to use it as a new home.
Make the yard undesirable to insects to avoid attracting them to the yard. Plants flowers away from the home. Don't leave food out where bees and wasps can find it. Keep trash cans covered with tight-fitting lids. Seal cracks or crevices to prevent the bees or wasps from entering garages or attics and building nests.
To get rid of carpenter bees, apply insecticidal dust to the nests that they have built. If they haven't infested yet, varnish or paint any exposed wood on buildings on your property, as these bees prefer to build nests in untreated wood.Full Answer >
To eliminate bees and wasps without using pesticides, determine the type of wasp or bee that is present, and locate the nest. Use soapy water or peppermint oil to kill wasps located in the ground, or place traps in the affected areas of the property to capture small wasp populations. Eliminate aerial nests by placing the nests and branches in a garbage bag. If honeybees are present, contact a local beekeeper for assistance.Full Answer >
Home remedies for getting rid of bees and wasps include using soap spray solution, using vinegar and water spray, or using sugary, fragrant cut fruits, powdered garlic and citronella candles. Using organic pesticides, such as horticultural oil and diatomaceous earth, and building wasp traps is also helpful.Full Answer >
Wasp bombs are pest control products used to kill wasps that have invaded an enclosed area, such as an attic, loft, garage or greenhouse. Like other forms of bug bombs, they are intended to be set and then left for several hours so that the toxins can reduce the wasp population effectively. Clear out the fumigation smoke afterwards with decent ventilation methods.Full Answer >