I now have 3 grandchildren tolddling around and have to get rid of these. Sprinkle cinnamon power on areas of your lawn or leave cinnamon sticks in and around the areas the bees are nesting in.
When the miner bees go to groom themselves they will ingest the poison and die.
How to get rid of miner bees in a lawn. Aerate the soil above and around the bees burrows with a heavy garden fork jabbing the fork straight down into the ground several times. Soak the surrounding soil saturating the area where the burrow is located. These bees nest in the ground under the soil often in the bare patches of your backyard lawn or garden.
Solitary bees range in size from 1 2 3 4 and may be a variety of colors such as blue green copper or metallic red. Water the mulch or sod regularly. Mining bees mine the ground to build their nests hence the name.
You can also mix lavender tea tree or peppermint oils in water and spray it around your garden. I have a half acer home with a quarter of the property infested by digger ground bees. They are generally not aggressive and seldom sting.
It is best to flood the bees during their dormant periods cool mornings and evenings. Ground nesting bees can be invasive in a lawn or garden. I have had this problem the 24 years i have lived here but unfortunately the bees are winning the battle big time last year the noise from these bees was like something in a horror film.
As soon as you notice an area in the lawn where bees are entering the ground sprinkle a decent layer of ground garlic powder around the vicinity of the nest entrance. Ground bees or mining bees as the name suggests are bees that live on the ground and become active sometime during the spring season. Pour water directly onto existing burrows.
Apply insecticide dust that s registered for use on ground nesting wasps and bees on the soil at and around the nest opening. With lots of activity males flying spiratically around the lawn hovering over little mounds of soil. They may belong to one of several groups of bees such as the digger bees plasterer bee sweat bees leafcutter bees and mason bees.
Make sure you have exterminated the entire population of bees. The only way to get rid of them is to spray an insecticide into their nest or dust their nest. For quantities go by the instructions on the manufacturer s label.
Spices like cinnamon and essential oils like lavender and tea tree will stop the bees coming in and encourage them to leave. Wait two weeks and cover the area with mulch or sod. The same applies to your used coffee grounds.
Rather than throw away your cucumber peels place them in your yard to repel ground bees. This also will kill other creatures like earthworms that come into contact with the treated nest site. Locate the nest or nests during the day.