Can Pest Control Kill Bees?

As pest control experts, we’re often asked about the eradication of bees and whether our pest control services would be an effective solution to removing problem bees from your property.

In this article, we’ll discuss whether pest control can kill bees, whether it can be done by yourself, the best options for eradication and when you should call in the experts at Sun Dry to assist.

So Can Pest Control Kill Bees?

Put simply, the chemicals used by many pest control services – including Sun Dry – can kill bees. And the truth is, you really don’t want to kill them, even if they have become a problem in your home or on your property.

Why Shouldn’t You Kill Bees?

Bees are integral to the Australian ecosystem, particularly in regards to flora, and the development of our honey production. Therefore killing certain types of bees may, in effect, be harmful to the nation’s agricultural system.

In some states, you may even find that there are laws surrounding the extermination of bees and the types of chemicals that can be used for their removal.

As such, most pest control experts advocate for the safe removal and relocation of bees over using harmful pesticides and chemicals designed for termination.

Of course, there are some circumstances in which pest control and termination of bees is unavoidable, which is why it’s always recommended that you consult an expert in pest control.

How to Remove and Relocate Bees on Your Property

There are a couple of things you need to consider when removing bees from your property.

Identify the Type of Bee or Wasp

When removing the bees from your home, it’s important to first identify the type of bee you’re dealing with, to ensure that if you do end up having to terminate the bee and its nest, you’re not inadvertently killing an insect that was never really a danger.

You’d be surprised to find out that some people actually can’t correctly identify a bee from a wasp.

That’s why, if the insects have become a pest in your home it’s always best to contact a professional to ensure the right treatment process is followed.

It can also be difficult for the average person to identify the difference between a bee that may become a problem or danger to you and your family.

Honey bees and carpenter bees, for instance, rarely intentionally cause harm to humans, as their main objective is to collect pollen and create honey.

That said, if someone in your family has an allergic reaction to bee stings, you will understandably want to safely remove them from your property as soon as possible.

Options for Removal Using Home Remedies

As pest control experts, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend you try to remove a bees’ hive from your property without consultation from a professional such as those we have at Sun Dry.

However, if you’re experienced and confident in the safe removal of these insects, there are a few options you can try, including:

  • Smoke
  • Watering your lawn frequently
  • Citronella
  • Garlic
  • Vinegar spray
  • Cinnamon

The last three options are smells bees don’t particularly like, so spraying this solution or having some of that certain product on hand in your home will encourage the bees to look for elsewhere to build their hive.

When to Call in the Experts From Sun Dry

When it comes down to it, the safe removal (or eradication) of bees from your property can be a tricky thing, particularly if you are unable to accurately identify the type of insect you have in your home.

That’s why we think it’s always best to contact our team at Sun Dry for expert advice and assistance in the relocation and safe removal of bees.

If you need help with problem bees on your property, contact the team at Sun Dry today.