If you've ever been stung by a bee, you probably can still remember the pain it caused, even if this happened decades ago. As you stand and look at the beehive you have in your yard, you may instantly remember this pain, and you may wonder what you should do about this problem. Here are three ideas to try that will help eliminate the problem, without killing the bees.
Use Smoke to Get Them to Leave
Bees are important for the environment for many reasons, and while you can kill them to get rid of them, there are other options. Using smoke is something that may encourage the bees to move out of your yard because bees do not like smoke. When bees begin smelling smoke, they will move to a new location.
You can create smoke in any way you desire, but always use caution when doing this. One idea is to simply burn a pile of leaves you have, or you could burn scrap paper or old boxes. Try to find something that will create a lot of smoke though, and continue to burn things each week in your yard. Eventually, this will cause the bees to move out of your yard.
Place Mothballs Around the Yard
The second way you can eliminate bees from your yard is by using mothballs. Mothballs are known for keeping moths and other bugs away, and they work well for bees too. Bees do not like the smell of mothballs, and they tend to move away when they start smelling them.
You can use this method in several ways, including:
- Place mothballs directly into trees or areas near the bees.
- Place mothballs in socks and hang them up from trees or posts.
The more you place around your yard, the better your chances will be that they will smell the mothballs and leave.
Get Rid of Water Sources
Bees tend to make homes in areas where there is water present. If you can eliminate any standing water in your yard, the bees will no longer have a water source. If you have a very large yard, you could also place a water source as far from the home as possible. This could encourage the bees to stay in this area alone, and you might not have to worry about them coming close to your house.
If these methods do not seem to work as well as you hoped for, you could hire a pest control company (such as ASAP Bee Removal) to eliminate the bees for you. They can tell you the various methods they use for this, and you can select which option you prefer.