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Old 05-09-07, 09:39 AM
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Bee like insects coming out of ground - how do you get rid of them?

I assume they are bees, they seem to be coming out little holes on the top of my hill where I planted some mondo grass last year... there's alot of them,

question - is there a way of getting rid of them? I used some bug spray, Slevin, yesterday, is this an appropriate way??
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Probably wasps of some variety. Just get some wasp killer. watch out, those fuckers sting.
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nope they are not wasps because they haven't stung me and I've been really (too) close to them.
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If they have not stung you why destroy them? You are likely doing more harm to the environment and yourself by spraying "Sevin" around.
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so you're the one killing all of our bees........
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Gasoline + match
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
If they have not stung you why destroy them? You are likely doing more harm to the environment and yourself by spraying "Sevin" around.

I admit I don't like using this stuff, but my partner is paranoid and doesn't want them flying around... my only concern is that they are not something like carpenter bees, but I'm really not sure what these little buggers are, since they seem to be living under ground and not in a nest. ??
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You should send in a secret squad of undercover bugs to infiltrate the enemy and then blow up the tunnels on their way out.
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It sounds to me like they're coming out of the ground and leaving the area. Maybe they're all hatching, maybe they're swarming. The problem will most likely take care of itself.
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Years ago when I used to play volleyball at whatever local park had a net, we had these bee-looking bugs that dug around in the sand/dirt where we played. When we realized that they weren't a hazard, we left them alone and they left us alone (although I'm sure their home got stomped on a lot).

True story: One of the guys playing let out a fart that stunk up the entire volleyball area. Seriously, we all gagged and had to let the area air out - and this was outside!! After that, the sand bees vanished for a few months. Not a method I would recommend, but hey ...
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switch from 'sevin' to 'sarin'
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
If they have not stung you why destroy them? You are likely doing more harm to the environment and yourself by spraying "Sevin" around.


ahhhhhhhhhh.

Don't think of it as killing them, think of it is as training them to live elsewhere.

There are foaming sprays that work well for this type of thing. If they aren't wasps, something as environmentally friendly ( sorry) as Ortho Home Defense will work great.

But do nothing and they will take over after a few years. But that's what you should do....for Mother Earth.
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They may be "sweat bees" as my dad used to call them. (and probably still does.)


Kerosene and a match is what we used, a bit safer than gas I would think.

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Step on them, cover up the holes
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Are you sure they're not cicadas?
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There's a type of moth that resemble yellowjackets, but they're harmless. They make their nests out of dry dirt as opposed to the paper nests of their stinging counterparts.
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
If they have not stung you why destroy them? You are likely doing more harm to the environment and yourself by spraying "Sevin" around.

Kill them with the power of citrus!!

http://www.safeinsecticide.com/
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I would highly suggest to just leave them bee.
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wash your stuff
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well... I found out what they were - digger bees....
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Originally Posted by Pistol Pete
Gasoline + match
Never pour gasoline into the dirt. NEVER EVER pour gasoline into the ground. My grandfather, a fireman told me that when i was like twelve and helping him fix the engine on his motorcycle.
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Sounds like a yellow jacket nest to me. Yuck . . .
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Never pour gasoline into the dirt. NEVER EVER pour gasoline into the ground. My grandfather, a fireman told me that when i was like twelve and helping him fix the engine on his motorcycle.
OK, don't pour gas in the ground. But why?

As for "sweat bees," this says they can be a nuisance, but they are beneficial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_bee
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
OK, don't pour gas in the ground. But why?
Because you'll kill all the ground bees. Duh.

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