Bees Nest In Compost Bin - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Terry Duda
Flourtown, PA
Avatar for prudencez
Question by prudencez
September 11, 2000
Unfortunately a rather large colony of yellowjackets has taken up residence in the corner of my compost bin. The bin is constructed with wooden trellis so it would be very hard to spray anything into the hive. I can't even turn over the compost let alone use it. How do I get them to vacate? Thanks.

Answer from NGA
September 11, 2000
Ground nesting bees can usually be controlled by covering their entrance with an inverted bowl or bucket and leaving that in place for several days. Cover the hole in the evening when they are inside the nest. I hope this works for you. Alternatively you might contact a pest control professional to remove them.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Beautyberries"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.