Tips For Dealing With A Bumble Bee Nest


While bumble bees are great for pollinating flowers and gardens, they can be a real nuisance when they nest on your property. This is especially concerning if anyone in your family has a bee allergy, because those allergies can be fatal. The good news is that you don't have to just live with a bumble bee nest on your property. While the best course of action is always to call a bee removal expert at a place like Agricultural Pest Control Services, there are things you can do on your own as well.

Locate The Nest

The first step to addressing a bumble bee problem is to identify exactly where they are coming from. Sometimes, bumble bees will nest on a wall, under the eaves, or in a pile of wood. In other cases, you'll find the nest in an abandoned rodent hole or in a pile of leaves, grass, or stone. Take some time to watch the bees carefully to determine where the nest is. This is important because you have to treat the area where they are nesting to effectively eliminate them.

Treat Them Properly

When you want to treat a nest of bumble bees, you have to approach it the right way or it won't be effective. For example, don't spray or otherwise treat a nest during the day. Not only are you less likely to actually kill all of the bees, you're also likely to anger them. The threat that they perceive when you treat the nest during active hours can lead to you getting stung.

Instead, wait until the evening, right around sunset. That's when they are all going to gather back in the nest to rest for the evening. It will increase your chances of killing the entire hive, and it reduces the risk that you'll get stung.

In addition, when you treat a nest, avoid standing too close to the entrance. You'll know the nest entrance, because it will be a visible hole. Stay to one side of it, not in front of it. If you stand in front of it, you're directly in the flight path when the bees come out, and if any react to the pesticide and come out, they can sting you.

Choose Your Pesticide Properly

The right pesticide for the job is going to largely depend on where the bees are nesting. You'll want to make sure that you choose the pesticide accordingly so that you don't risk it being ineffective.

For example, if the nest is inside a crack along a wall, you'll want a spray product. For cracks in pavement, powder is a great option. Always make sure that you only use powder products in areas where there is no chance of pets or children coming into contact with it.

You'll want to buy a pressure sprayer for the liquid pesticide. If you purchase a concentrated solution, you'll need a sprayer with a tub that's large enough to hold the mixture, so read the instructions carefully so that you know how much water you'll have to work with. For a powder pesticide, you will need a duster to apply it properly. The duster will distribute the powder evenly so that it reaches the areas you need to treat. Follow the instructions carefully on the powder, though. You don't want to apply it in excess and have it get blown around.

Aerosol products are the types of things you find in the local department stores. They are good for spot treatment, such as if you have a small nest that you can easily access. They aren't always as effective as the liquid or the powder, but you don't need to buy any special equipment to apply them.


11 May 2018

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