Taking care of the bees

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  1. Feb 18, 2011 #1

    sailor86

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    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?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 #2

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    Rinse the cans out before crushing nothing short of a tigher fitting cover is going to work.
     
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    You could try getting one of these bee trap things that I've seen in Walmart or Target.

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    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.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 #5

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2011 #7

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    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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