how do I get rid of ground bees?

Asked April 17, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT

My back yard has over a hundred holes in it. All of them have bees going in and out.I canot let the children out into the yard.How can I get rid of them. My yead is 60'x 60'.
Thank you.
4/18/2015

New York County New York

1 Response

You may be referring to mining bees. They are beneficial pollinators and control should be avoided if possible. They are solitary bees and seldom sting. Their activity is usually brief about several weeks. They like exposed soil and good drainage. In flower beds, you may want to lay landscape fabric down and cover with several inches of mulch to discourage them. In lawn areas, seed in the fall to thicken up your stand of turf. See our website for more information http://extension.umd.edu/learn/mining-bees

If this is sot what you are noticing, contact your local extension for more info rmation http://www.cce.cornell.edu/learnAbout/Pages/Local_Offices.aspx
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