Jump to content

Time to vote for Tractor of the Month!
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay

- - - - -

Ground bees. Not so lucky this time

  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#31 jabelman OFFLINE  

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 38843
  • 1,844 Thanks
  • 1,326 posts
  • Location: nj

Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:28 PM

anyone know how to get rid of bumble bees?
I have a hive under a slab of concrete, they have been there for 3 years now, I. tried every spray, shooting the hose to drown them, spray foam around the slab...
luckily they are not aggressive just annoying
  • Sawdust said thank you

#32 MH81 ONLINE  


    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 28,914 Thanks
  • 29,275 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:36 PM

I would try Pyrethium dust first, then
Kerosene if I had to.

If worse.than that, an exterminator
  • Sawdust said thank you

#33 Sawdust OFFLINE  

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36549
  • 4,940 Thanks
  • 3,017 posts
  • Location: Butler, Kentucky

Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:33 PM

I got attacked too years ago cutting grass. They messed my left leg up bad even stung through my sock. Large welts from my knee down to the top of my work boot area. The more I fought them the more they stung me.

We've had a lot of wasps this year. I find them in large globs no sign of a nest being built just crawling over top of each other....maybe mating I don't know.

A month ago I just installed a new fan motor in our heat pump. I reached around blindly to take the wires off the capacitor & was stung bad by one of the black wasps in the end of my finger. All I could do was stand there confused, I knew I turned the breaker off but I thought I was shocked. After spraying that area I seen where he had started a nest. Too bad his labor was in vain