Although honeybees are not as aggressive as other types of bees, they can be dangerous to individuals who are allergic to bees. If you have honeybees hanging around the outside of your house, some of them may make it inside. You don't have to live with these bees. There are some methods you can use to get rid of the honeybees coming in your house.
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Things you need
- Plastic soda bottle
- Dish soap
Spray any honeybees that you find inside your home with hairspray. The hairspray will stick to a bee's wings, making it unable to fly. You can then dispose of the honeybee.
Look for honeybee nests that are outside your home. Wait until dark when all of the bees have returned to the hive, then vacuum all of the bees out of the nest. Eliminating the entire colony will keep the bees from coming in your house.
Set a few bee traps outside your home where the bees are getting in. Just remove the top to a plastic soda bottle and invert it. Fill the bottle 1/3 of the way with soda and a tsp of dish soap. The bees will be attracted to the trap. Once in the trap the bees will die. Eventually you will trap all of the honey bees instead of allowing them entry into your home.
Make sure you caulk around your windows and doors so that the honey bees can't get in. Texas A&M University says that honeybees can fit in a space as small as 1/8 inch.
Tips and warnings
- Garbage attracts honeybees. Make sure you keep a lid on your garbage cans.
- Instead of hairspray you can use a mixture of water and soap. Texas A&M; University recommends using 1 part dish soap for every four parts water. Spray this mixture on every honeybee you see.
- If you are allergic to bee stings, it is best not to mess with a honeybee nest. Call a beekeeper or exterminator to come and get rid of the nest for you.
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