I’m sometimes asked about my recommendations for a bee and wasp repellent that can be used without causing harm to bees and other pollinators.
There are a number of products available, including very effective natural based ingredients that can be used on the skin, and elsewhere.
For use on the skin:
There are other products available too:
In the event that you are stung, you might like to try a Venom Extractor Kit - this is obviously something you would need to have as a precaution, and in advance of the stinging event occuring.
However, with regard to wasps nests.....in my view.....
Personally, I have never tried any of the following, for the simple reason that I have never wanted to repel bees and wasps, but I understand the following might work:
Do not spray these mixtures directly at bees or wasps, and be sure the surface where you are spraying can tolerate the mixture:
It really depends on the circumstances. Moth balls are not safe to use around bees in enclosed bee hives.
Moth balls release a gas that is
toxic for bees, although if they are used in a non-enclosed space, they should
act to repel the bees, rather than actually kill them. In any event, you could instead use an aluminium foil lining stapled under the eaves, or better still, use a Waspinator as described above.
However, I tend not to
recommend moth balls because there are natural alternatives. See help with bees.
This is basically a toxic insecticide.
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