Answer: It's true that bees, wasps, and hornets can seem like nuisances in the garden but they are such beneficial insects, that it's difficult to recommend a control. They all pollinate flowers. Wasps and hornets are excellent pest predators, diving into foliage to carry off flies, caterpillars and other larvae to feed their young. Bees are usually just temporary visitors to the garden, arriving in the morning to collect nectar and pollen and leaving by late afternoon. Wasps and hornets can live underground or build paper nests. Thoroughly inspect the trees and bushes (and under the eaves) to see if there are any nests. If so, remove and destroy them and the insects will take up residence elsewhere. If you decide to use traps, place them well away from doors and windows to lure the insects into another part of the garden.
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