How to Get Rid of Bees on Your Property
Bees play an important role in nature. However, bees are known to build their homes where we don’t want them to, such as in our homes. For small beehives, or one or two bees flitting about in the garden, there’s probably no reason to call it a pest infestation just yet. Many homeowners leave beehives alone when they spot them in their yard, but bees do present some risks.
Here are some of the reasons why you shouldn’t allow bees to live in your home or anywhere in your yard:
Bees Can Sting
Bee stings hurt. And if you don’t want to kill bees, it might bother you to know that the moment a bee stings, it also dies. Bees living around your home increase the risk of bee stings for you, your family, and your pets.
Bees Can Trigger Allergies
While a bee sting can hurt, it is even more dangerous if you or a member of your household is allergic to bee stings. Severe allergy to bee stings can result in hospitalization or even death.
Bees Can Become Aggressive
Bees would normally leave you alone unless they feel threatened. However, there are times when bees go on the offensive because of hot weather, a lack of flowers in the area, or a feeling that their nest is under attack (such as if you hit their nest with a garden hose while watering your plants).
These are the most common reasons to get rid of bees living on your property. If the number of bees or beehives seems to be out of control, it’s probably time to call pest control. However, if there’s a small beehive or just a few bees living on your property, you can use these techniques that will not kill the bees:
Call a Beekeeper
If there are beekeepers in your area, they would be happy to take the bees to a safer place and take care of them. Most beekeepers would remove the bees from your home for free.
Sprinkle Cinnamon on Their Hive
Bees don’t like the smell of cinnamon. Sprinkle their home with cinnamon every day for about a week. It’s advisable to do this when most of the bees aren’t home or when it’s nighttime. The bees will soon look for another place to build their home. Sprinkle cinnamon on the rest of your plants so the bees won’t transfer to them.
Bees don’t like mothballs, either. Hang a few near the beehive so the bees will relocate. Mothballs repel other insects such as cockroaches, as well.
Plant Citronella and Other Bee-Repellent Plants
Some plants are natural bug repellents. Citronella, eucalyptus, and mint will prevent bees from building their hive in your yard. They are also effective in keeping mosquitoes away.
If you think you have a huge bee problem or any other bug infestation around your home, get in touch with Bug Works Pest Control Co. We offer residential pest control services. Call us today at (956) 242-6433 or contact us here.