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Never try to deal with a bee hive or wasp nest on your own, always phone your local Environmental Health department or the equivalent and keep the curious away from the location until you have removal organised.
The truth of the matter is that removal of honey bees from a home is a matter of personal safety. Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem as they pollinate flowers, trees and other plants that provide the oxygen we need. In recent years, large number of bees have been vanishing and dying from mysterious causes around the world, providing even more incentive to deal with the pests in a humane and cruelty-free manner.
Your local council will have a department which deals specifically with pests and if it is a bee hive you've found, there is usually a local bee controller or beekeeper who will be happy to collect it. Wasp nests are always poisoned, the method of applying the poison being to puff it into the nest late in the evening when all the wasps are in for the night. It actually takes very little powder to be effective, the next day the wasps which have not yet been overcome will trail the poison throughout the nest.
Don't try puffing insecticide into a nest yourself. The wasp nest is more fragile than tissue and if you blow too hard you will suddenly be surrounded by a cloud of very angry wasps.
It may sound cruel to deal with an insect this way but anyone who has seen how aggressive a wasp can be, and then it releases a pheromone which attracts more angry wasps, will understand. You don't want to be tolerant with wasps, sorry.
Clip-On Bug Repellent
Bug repellents work by masking your natural odors that attract bees and other insects to you. Though repellents are typically used to ward of mosquitoes, they are also effective at repelling bees and bee control. If you don't like the smell or sticky feeling of a spray-on repellent, a clip-on repellent is an excellent alternative to consider. Simply clip one onto your clothing while spending time outdoors.
Brown Paper Bags
Bees are incredibly territorial and by nature will attack anything that comes near their hives. Because of this, bees typically will avoid enemy hives, or what they perceive to be an enemy hive in fear of being attacked. Blow up a few brown paper bags and tie them off. Hang them around areas you want to keep bees away from. Though this method isn't always perfect, it can help discourage bees from coming close to you as they will see the bags and be fooled into thinking you are surrounded by hives of another colony.
Contact a Beekeeper
If you find a hive in your yard, it is important to have it removed or it will continue to grow, resulting in more bees on your property. If you are deeply concerned with the welfare of the bees, it is essential that you call a beekeeper and not an exterminator. Be aware that when calling the fire department or other government agencies for assistance it is likely an exterminator will be sent, so do your research independently first and call a beekeeper. Beekeepers can calm the bees with smoke for transport before removing and relocating the hive. This way the hive stays intact and the colony stays together.
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