9 ways to get rid of honey bees
What is the best way to get rid of honeybees – perhaps without even killing them? We have already discussed how important we believe looking after the bees is. These insects are much more useful than, for example, mosquitoes or other pests.
As much as we’d prefer to keep honey bees unharmed, a bee colony in your property can be a serious risk to your health.
Many have reported injury or even fatalities as a result of anaphylaxis and more. Thus, here are nine ways to get rid of honeybees without hurting them, and three that will kill them off.
There are plenty of sprays around, and many have different effects. However, many will simply scare the bee away thanks to strong smells – which honey bees are particularly sensitive to -.
Vinegar is amazing in the kitchen and also highly effective in getting rid of honeybees. The strong smell will deter your home from being invaded by bees, and leaving it near the bee colony will be a serious nuisance.
Ultrasonic pest repellent
Bees do not hear conventional sounds through ears like humans do. Instead, they catch frequencies through antennas, and they can be particularly sensitive to ultrasonic sounds.
Despite the fact you can’t hear such a low frequency, the bees can – and it may work well as a deterrent.
This natural plant is a phenomenon at combating bee infestations. Their smell is a natural deterrent, meaning that you will simply have to plant peppermint in your garden. This will discourage the bees from approaching your property. Also, you can use the peppermint whenever you need it. Happy days.
Water your lawn frequently
Some bee species nest in the ground as well to hatch larvae. Despite not being honeybees, they appear just as frequently as their honey bee counterparts.
These bees will dig burrows into dry soil to burrow and hatch, and they will prefer dry soil as it is easier to dig. Therefore, by watering your lawn, you are making the conditions unfavorable for them – meaning that they will seek refuge elsewhere.
Call a professional
Some bee infestations are much more than a small group of buzzing insects: These can amount in the hundreds or even thousands, and conventional methods and small traps will do you no good.
Thus, it’s time to call a professional that will safely remove the bees for you. For the best service in Kent, look no further than Pest-Tech. Contact us today.
Sometimes you will have to kill the bees, unfortunately, in order to get rid of honeybees. It’s part of the job, and as much as we don’t like it, sometimes you just can’t avoid it.
Therefore, mothballs can provide you with an easy deterrent for bees. These spherical insecticides need to simply be placed on the ground to be effective.
Be mindful of your neighbors: Honey bee colonies are affected by mothballs, and their honey will become inedible.
Trapping out is a very difficult way to carry out a bee removal. This is a method of removing a bee colony from a void. It is a method best used on a new infestation and if they have been there a while then other methods should be used.
There are some companies that will happily use an insecticide to destroy a bee colony. This is not a process we undertake as a rule as it is not environmentally friendly, and a lot could go wrong if not done correctly. This can carry large fines and still cause problems further down the line. It is common to find companies that destroy bees do not know how the colony is formed and often the treatments fail. Bees are also thieves so will steel honey from other colonies. If the colony has been treated, then there can be cross contamination of insecticide. Many insecticides now state not to be used on honey bees.
Get rid of honey bees fast!
We have proven this again and again: When it comes to getting rid of honey bees, there is no better solution than calling a professional.
Who do you call for cost-effective, timely answers to your pest problems? Pest-Tech.
We operate in Kent and its surrounding areas. Contact us today.