solitary bees in Charlotte

Asked April 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Our entire lawn is being taken over by solitary "bees" which emerge from clay holes (which look like ant holes) in late March. They keep multiplying and are now in the backyard as well. They do not sting, but swarm low to the ground. We want to get rid of them but do not want to harm the birds and beneficial insects. HELP!! Thanks for your advice!

Mecklenburg County North Carolina

1 Response

You can do nothing and let their activity pass. Or apply a dust insecticide to the ground in that area...Sevin dust. It will give you some control.