Is there a way to repel bees and wasps from coming indoors?

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  1. Dreamhowl profile image96
    Dreamhowlposted 5 years ago

    Is there a way to repel bees and wasps from coming indoors?

    I share a room in a house with my boyfriend, and it seems that bees and wasps are finding their way in. This isn't entirely new, but it is happening more frequently. It looks like they seek refuge in the light fixtures near the window and stay there, either until they die or we find them. Bees freak me out, partially because I have never been stung and partially because I worry about my two pets rats, which also live in our room. I want to avoid chemical sprays indoors for this reason.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    The only thing I can think of is to spray a wasp/bee killer around the outside of any doors and windows which you think they're coming through. This will only work for a week or so - less if it rains and washes the residual spray off.

    1. Dreamhowl profile image96
      Dreamhowlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The only places I can think of that they are getting in are a built-in-the-wall air conditioner that is out of commission, or the window with the working air conditioner in it. We will try to spray there regularly, it may keep them away. Thanks!

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image82
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 5 years ago

    Might I suggest some kind of fly net, which is hung like curtains over the windows on the outside which keeps them away? I think some naturally repel them with a chemical of some kind (purely harmless), but I'm not entirely sure. You see them a lot around beds in hot countries to prevent insects finding their way in there while you sleep. The colours of your room might be attracting them as well. My room has orange wallpaper, and sometimes my sheets are bright red, so that might be a problem too.

    In the unlikely event there's a nest, I'd suggest calling an expert in to take a look. Be sure to ask what their methods are and don't rile them up with smoke. Removal of the nest near your house and the destruction of it (the nest, not the house!) is the best way, otherwise they'll repopulate it like they have here.

    I hope this helps! ^^

    1. Dreamhowl profile image96
      Dreamhowlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to take a look at that! I haven't seen a nest this year though we did find one last year. I have also been spraying around the inside of the AC and window with kid's insect repellent - it has oils that they don't like the smell of. Thanks!

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