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sailor86 02-18-2011 11:40 AM

Taking care of the bees
I have one of them large rubbermaid plastic containers that I keep my crushed cans in. It's got a lid but apparently it doesn't seal good enough because I opened it up and there were a few bees. I've got spray killer but what I need to know is is there a product I can buy that will repel the bees from coming around in the first place?

joecaption 02-18-2011 01:06 PM

Rinse the cans out before crushing nothing short of a tigher fitting cover is going to work.

Paul79UF 03-31-2011 06:45 PM

You could try getting one of these bee trap things that I've seen in Walmart or Target.

sailor86 04-01-2011 05:27 AM

Actually, after some investigation, I discovered 2 small holes located under the handles; for ventilation or something. I duct-taped over them and crisis averted.

GambrinusGlubbe 10-12-2011 02:38 PM

Good, you shouldn't kill bees unnecessarily (non-Africanized honeybees and bumblebees; carpenter bees, wasps and especially hornets are another matter)

I found around three dozen wasp nests around the back porch and other areas of the house I just bought, including the remnants of a nest that was as large as an oblong basketball that the previous owners had professionally exterminated.

samfloor 10-22-2011 12:06 PM

Paint the underside of porches light blue, flying insects will not land on them and will go elsewhere to make nests. Sounds crazy, but it works.

GambrinusGlubbe 10-23-2011 08:12 AM

There are two houses near my old one with light blue porch roofs (I assume you mean painting under the deck). I always thought they did that for appearance.

I've decided to enclose the porch and make a year-round room out of it.

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