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Marcus from Strong, Arkansas writes

Would the Wasp and Hornet Control Kit kill honey bees in a wall?

I was contracted to keep up a yard,I notified the owner that the bees were going into their house wall,I was chased,noticed 2 other nest,the owner wants them dead before someone gets hurt badly,don't have the money for a bee keeper,they don't want the wall tore up.would this help,kill them?

Answer:

Honey bees are in steep decline and the law dictates they should only be killed after a bee keeper has been consulted and cannot help safely remove the colony. You can locate local bee keepers by contacting your local cooperative extension office. If this is not an option for you, you can use a hand duster to apply a dust product such as Tempo Dust into and around the area where the bees seem to be gaining access to your home. Over a period of a couple of days to a week (timeline will depend on how many bees are contacting the treated area) this will kill off the colony that has taken up residence in your home. Any insecticide applications should be done very early in the morning or very late in the evening when the bees are less active. After the bees have been eliminated it is important to remove the bee hive from the void where the bees were nesting. Failure to remove the hive can lead to mold issues and secondary infestation from hive beetles and other insects. If the bee hive is in an area that is not easily accessible you may want to consider hiring a professional pest control operator.

Answer last updated on: 12/05/2017

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