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Getting rid of bees/wasps in the back yard?

We have no grass, some weeds, but definitely no flowers for pollen for the bees (the flowers are in the front yard). I really don't want my children out in the back yard where bees/wasps hang out because, well, I have a daughter who has a ton of allergies, but for some reason, her allergist can't test for bee allergy. I don't want to find out the hard way if she is allergic to bee/wasp stings.

Any natural ways to make sure they stay out of the back yard?


Asked by hopeandglory53 at 10:18 PM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (5)
  • Not sure how to make them go away other than to kill them.

    I've had luck by sitting 5 gallon buckets of water all over with about 1/8 cup of dish soap in each. The bees and wasps are attracted to the scent and swoop down into the water. Their wings get covered with soap and they can't take off and drown.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:37 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Blow torch? ;0)

    Answer by tasches at 7:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • bump for you! We have carpenter bees and HUGE bumble bees in our yard.....

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 10:35 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • I'd also be willing to hear "unnatural" ways, if they are safe for children.

    Comment by hopeandglory53 (original poster) at 10:36 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • What about mosquitoes with that water? Will the same thing happen?

    Comment by hopeandglory53 (original poster) at 10:40 PM on Jun. 3, 2011