Flying Insect - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by heavy728
August 8, 2010
There are mounds of dirt in my yard that a flying insect must have buried eggs.They don't appear to be wasps or bees but their appearance is similiar.How do I get rid of them?

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2010
I wonder if they could be ground nesting hornets or ground nesting bees? If so, you can control them by placing a glass bowl or glass jar over the entrance hole. Do this at night when they are all inside their nest. In the morning when the sun comes out they will try to exit but the bowl or jar will block them. They aren't smart enough to dig a new exit hole so the nest will eventually starve to death. It takes about 10 days. When you no longer see activity, you can safely remove the bowl or jar and fill in the hole.

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