how to remove a bees nest

Spring and summer weather increases bee activity and the likelihood that they will come in contact with humans. If you find a bee nest on your property, or near your house, you may be able to remove it if it’s relatively small.

The first step is to buy insecticide that has a long range spray. Usually such sprays will be marked that they are for use on nests. The second safety concern is being attacked by bees while you’re spraying the nest. Protect yourself by wearing a thick shirt with long sleeves, heavy pants that can be securely tucked into boots, gloves, face mask and goggles.

When you decide to tackle the bee nest is also important. Bees are the least likely to be active in the late evening. If it’s fully dark, use a flashlight, but either cover the light with something red, or use a red bulb. Bees and wasps are not able to see on the red spectrum. Spray the nest with insecticide at a safe distance, and look for stragglers.

The final steps to removing the nest are to actually place insect poison inside the nest, and then burn the nest. Completely clean the area afterwards to avoid attracting other bees.

If you have a very large bee nest, or are simply wary of doing it yourself, it’s best to hire a professional pest control service.

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