Q. have bumble bees going under siding at base of blocks
A. We recommend treating the base with Drion dust. Drion has a delay kill effect on insects that come into contact with the product. It also has a long residual of about 4-6 months.
Q. I have bumblebees in a huge area of blue stone gravel rocks. I can see exactly a nest, what can I use to treat the entire area.
A. If you can see a nest, it's best to treat the nest first. You should definitely wear the necessary protective gear and take caution when treating a nest. Fast knockdown wasp freeze is first used to kill the bees in the nest. By knocking them down, you can treat inside the nest with a dust like Delta Dust or you can treat with a liquid insecticide like FenvaStar EcoCap. Treat in the early mornings or late evening as that is the time that the bees are the least active.
Q. I am having trouble finding a bumble bee nest. Is there a product that will agitate bumble bees so that I can see where they are coming from?
Already tried delta dust in the general area without success.
A. Unfortunately, we do not have a product of that nature. We do apologize that we are not able to better assist you.
Q. I have a bees nest in the ground under my apple tree. Are there any products on the market i may use that is safe towrds my apple tree and still kill the bees. My concern is that any poison put in the ground may eventually make it into the apples.
A. The only thing we can recommend is using Merit WP on the hive. However, it is recommended that you do not eat the fruits of the tree for about a year.
Q. Single bumble bee hanging around
I have one bumble bee hanging around my back steps for about 3 weeks now. I haven't seen any others, and can't see a nest....(s)he just keeps buzzing around. I tryed spraying it with a wasp-type spray, but it hasn't worked. What can I do?
A. The only way to single out a bumble bee is to use a instant knock down spray. Wasp freeze sprays are particularly safe to use when treating for stinging and flying insects like bees because the distance that the jet spray will spray out is a safe distance away from stinging and flying insects. If you have ornamental flowers that produce pollen around your back steps, the bumble bee may be returning to those flowers to collect pollen. You may want to treat your ornamental flowers with a long residual insecticide like Lambdastar 9.7 or Fenvastar EcoCap.
Q. Is there any kind of spray you can use to kill the ones flying? I tried a wasp spray and they were not effected at all
A. Please be more specific with the target pest so that we may better assist you.
Q. I have bumble bees drilling holes in the side of my house - Ive sprayed at night when they are less active but the next day they are all back - how do I get rid of them?
A. You are actually infested with carpenter bees. We recommend hanging our carpenter bee traps around the active areas in order to catch the bees. You can also spray items such as Suspend SC as a surface treatment around the side of the house.
Q. bumblebees house foundation
I have a small hole in the base of the foundation where they have been flying in and out of. I cannot get inside the hole because it is too small. I could spraty something into it or apply a dust at the base of the entrance. Suggestions? I hate to kill them but want them out. Would moth balls help them leave? Thanks. Bev
A. There is no way to repel bumble bees especially if they have already developed a nest in the premises. We suggest using Delta Dust in order to dust onto the area. Dusters such as the Bellow duster will help spread the product onto hard to reach surfaces.
Q. bumble bee nest
I have bumble bees under my back steps at my home. I've tried sprays from the stores and they are not working. What would you recommend I purchase to get rid of them? They have holes that go under ground.
I would highly recommend Delta Dust
. Delta dust is a moisture proof dust and will continue to work for a long period of time. I would recommend that you do treatment with the dust after the sun goes down or before the sun rises because those are the times when the bees are less active.
Q. How do I get rid of bees in my lawn?
I have bees swarming in/on my lawn. I don't see any nest but they seem to be dying. They are not flying. They seem to be "struggling" in the grass and then dying on my driveway. Will they eventually die off or do I need to do something to get rid of them?
A. If you have treated the perimeter of the house with a spray, then it will be affected by the active ingredient and eventually die. We recommend using instant knock-down jet spray. We have three available for purchase. They include PT Wasp Freeze Aerosol, Stingray Wasp and Hornet Jet Spray, and Nisus Fireback Wasp and Hornet Jet Spray. You can also treat around the perimeter of the house and do a regular pest control maintenance with a product like Talstar Pro or Suspend SC, which are concentrate products and must be diluted in water and sprayed with a pump sprayer. Suspend SC can also be sprayed on surfaces of the exterior of the house as well as ornamental plants. Neither of these products can be sprayed around fruit trees or vegetable gardens. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.