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How to Keep Bees & Wasps Away

When you think about pests, bees and wasps may not immediately come to mind. In fact, these small flying insects are usually ignored by homeowners. It is likely that you have a lot of bees and wasps around your Midland, Texas home, and you have just never paid them any attention. But, what you don’t want are bees and wasps inside your house.

If you see a hive or multiple bees in your home, you need to call pest control professionals immediately. If you live in the Midland area, then you need to call Fox Pest Control. We will take care of your bee and wasp problem so that you don’t have to worry.

Why Do I Need to Keep Bees and Wasps Away?

You may be wondering why you need to keep bees and wasps away in the first place. Aren’t bees and wasps good to have around? If you have bumblebees—also called honey bees—and you have a garden or plants that need to be pollinated, then those are okay flying insects to have around. However, in general, you do not want all bees and wasps. You especially do not want bees and wasps in your home.

There are always people that are allergic to bees and/or wasps. Sometimes this allergy is extremely serious and cause anaphylactic shock or death. If bees and wasps get into your home, it is even more likely that someone can get stung.

Also, some types of bees and wasps can cause damage to the structure of your home. Carpenter bees are a great example of these types of species. They will burrow into the wood exterior of your home. The burrows cause a lot of mess underneath and can create a lot of damage to the wood themselves. To avoid bees and wasps costing you a lot of money in damages, you need to get rid of them quickly.

How to Keep Bees and Wasps Away

Now that we’ve established why you need to keep bees and wasps away from your Midland home, we need to tell you how to go about completing this task. There are bee and wasp traps that you can use to catch any bees and wasps you don’t want around. Bee and wasp traps can be made DIY or purchased from places like Lowes or Amazon.

Other options for keeping bees and wasps away are spraying over the counter bug spray. There is also some evidence that essential oils like peppermint, clove, geranium, and lemongrass oil will repel bees and wasps. If you don’t like essential oils, you could plant these plants in your yard to act as a deterrent.


The very best way to keep bees and wasps from calling your home their home is to call in the professionals. Pest control service like that offered by Fox Pest Control is essential for protecting your home and family from bees and wasps.

Here at Fox Pest Control, we provide same day service for calls before 2 p.m. We will also give you a free, zero-obligation inspection and estimate. Therefore, you don’t have any reason not to call Fox Pets Control if you spot bees or wasps around your home. Let us take care of the problem so that you don’t have to.

Posted on October 30, 2019.


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