Does anybody know of an effective way to keep bees (wasps/hornets) away from your house?
We have a bad problem and have spent hundreds of dollars on a company coming out 1,2 even 3 times a year to spray our house. It seems to work for a while, but I was wondering if there were any traps/sprays/scents that are effective in keeping them away.
The only thing that we have found so far, but it doesn't last the entire summer is putting bird feeders around the house. The bees tend to stay away when the birds are around
Well when we found bees near our house a lot, we noticed where their bee hive was, (under our deck) and we just knocked it down with a stick and sprayed it with something from Lowe's. Also there was also a time where they had their own hole in the ground and we sprayed it in their.
I dont know about bees, but if your problem is wasps, most the stuff you buy at walmart works just fine.
I dont know if its just me, but last year by this time, I'd found 5-6 new nests in various spots around the house (usually behind boards in the fence). A couple blasts from your every day wasp killer leaves them writhing until death. One thing people usually do, is knock the nest down once they're dead. I left them up and I haven't had a problem with them yet!
I dont know, but maybe whoever it was a couple posts up was onto something when he jokingly said to put the burnt out nest on a stick. Maybe the reason I haven't had a problem this year is because most of those nests are still there and they serve as a warning... who knows...
Sixxgunn wrote:Fire. If you find the hive, seal it with spray glue, knock it down and burn it. Then put it on a stick to warn others that this is hostile territory.
When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about me.
Don't know if you're being serious about that, but it is a cool way to get rid of bees. My friend's brother once sprayed a humongous hive with two cans of wasp spray, then lit it on fire. It was fun to watch.
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don't know if it works on bees, but if you want to get rid of other flying animals fill some plastic bags with water and hang them around your house, yard, and/or property. They will fly up to them see a magnified version of themselves and go away scared of the big thing.
This works. I worked at a restaurant where we had an outdoor eating area and thats what we did to keep the flying insects like mosquetos and knats away.
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