Soapy water and boric acid are household products that can kill bees. Boric acid dust or powder is an insecticide that is useful for bumblebees and carpenter bees.Know More
To use boric acid as a bee killer, sprinkle the powder in areas where bees frequently appear. This product works when the powder adheres to bees and they take it back to the hive. Although it takes some time for bees to die with this household product, it is an effective method to control bees.
Another method to kill bees is to use a combination of dish detergent and water. Mix about 1 cup of dish detergent soap with a gallon of water, places this solution into a garden sprayer and sprays an exposed bee swarm. This method may be useful for Africanized honey bees. However, this method may not be effective if bees are in underground nests or inside of walls.Learn more about Stinging Insects
Bees have six segmented legs with joints; their legs are specially designed to store pollen. However, they do not have kneecaps, so they cannot be classified as having knees.Full Answer >
Borer or carpenter bees are large bees that create nests by tunneling into wood. They're usually solitary or live in simple societies formed around related females. They're important pollinators for open-faced flowers but are considered pests when they burrow into wooden structures.Full Answer >
To remove bees, use a natural lure or a noxious odor to drive them away. If the bees are still present, contact a professional to remove the beehive.Full Answer >
To keep bees away, use a clip-on bee or wasp repellent, dryer sheets or a brown paper bag. Cucumber and cloves also work well to keep bees away.Full Answer >