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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #5571734

A family of bees are living under the siding only a couple of yards away from the back door. I don't know what we can do to get rid of them. Can anybody please tell me if they will move away when the winter comes? Or do they overwinter in Maryland? Sorry the picture is not very sharp. They didn't want to pose for the shot :-)

Thanks.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 19, 2008
7:47 PM

Post #5573016

The picture is a bit blurry but those look like yellow jackets to me.Wasp and hornet spray works well.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

September 19, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #5573048

If it freezes donnerville your wasp colony will shut down. If you hang a brown paper bag (size of a lunch bag) from a string over the spot where they are early in the spring, they will move. They will think it is another colony.

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