How to Get Rid of Bees

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There are a number of different types of bees, but the way to get rid of all of them is to spray their colony with a liquid spray. Discover how to use a bio-pesticide dust to get rid of bee colonies with help from a pest control technician in this free video on bugs and pest extermination.

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Hi, I'm often asked how do I get rid of bees? I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control and I have some really good solutions for you. Now most people when they refer to bees, they refer to anything that has yellow and black stripes on it and it stings. So that could be hornets, wasps, bees, Africanized bees, honeybees, but you know what? You get rid of all of them pretty much the same way, alright? So the bees they live in a colony, we all know about beehives, right? Now bees are dangerous so you want to be very careful if you're going to be trying to get rid of these things yourself so make sure you wear long sleeves, loose fitting long sleeves, not something tight that they can sting right through. Gloves, protective coating over your head, your eyes especially. Wear a mask so you don't ingest them. So safety first when it comes to getting rid of bees. Like I say, bees live in colonies, well you want to first keep them away from your house, don't have garbage sitting out, sweet things that they can get into, spilled syrups and things like that they're going to go for. So once you find where the hive is, then there's a couple of ways to take care of them. You can get a liquid spray and spray the hive, now there's aerosol cans that you can use, these really, really aggravate them and they will come out in a swarm and if they're Africanized, it can be a nightmare for you. Even if you're protected, they will swarm on you and follow you. So I hope I'm instilling a little fear because you got to be very careful here. So the best way to take care of bees is actually with a dust and I found that there's actually biopesticide dust, botanically based dust that work very well. Bees actually die off pretty easy from pesticides. So use the safe stuff. And I found that the best way is to dust the entrance and as they crawl through it, they have hairs all over their bodies and as they crawl through the hive, it gets spread through the hive, as they groom themselves it's going to kill them off. I have a little trick that I use where I use a long tube or a blowgun so to speak and a little straw and then I shoot the dust right into the opening. Now this will aggravate them but just briefly, they kind of come out and then go back in again, most of the time. So this is something that you might want to get an expert to come in and take care of unless it's just a small little hive. Now after you've killed off the hive, you've got melting wax and honey. If this is inside of a wall, that can be a really problem. So you want to be careful with that kind of mess especially on those hot summer days. Then seal up the area because ants, beetles will get in there and try to eat that stuff. Well I hope this has been helpful and remember, safety first.


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