How to Control a Bee Infestation

Written by sarah coennen
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Bees can infest practically anywhere they set their minds to settle. They can settle in places that make them a hazard to small children. Controlling these settlements is simple enough through preventive maintenance. Treating for bees with an insecticide is crucial for keeping your home and surrounding property bee free. Treating the infestation after it occurs is another matter.

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Things you need

  • Insecticide spray
  • Bee suit or full body covering
  • Paper bag

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  1. 1

    Locate the nest.

  2. 2

    Dress so that no skin is exposed, either in a bee suit or a sweat suit.

  3. 3

    Spray inside the nest at dark after all the bees have returned to the hive for the night. Spray again 24 hours later.

  4. 4

    Remove the hive from where it is fastened. Place the hive in a paper bag and throw it in a tightly sealed dustbin.

Tips and warnings

  • Bees will get angry and attack. It is crucial to have no exposed skin to reduce the risk of stings. Insecticides are poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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