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by Diane Beacraft
on May 4, 2021 at 8:17 AM
Love your letter!
Reply by Christine Casey
on May 5, 2021 at 10:21 AM
Diane,  
I'm glad you find information from the Haven useful. Thanks.
by Diane Ivec
on September 1, 2022 at 4:27 PM
What can I do about underground bees at the foundation of my home, right by the front door? This is dangerous to the people coming and going and I've also found that they are somehow getting into my basement. How can they be relocated?
Reply by Christine Casey
on September 19, 2022 at 10:55 AM
Diane,  
Are you sure these are bees? What you describe sounds more like wasps. In either case, underground nests can't be relocated once they are established. The bees that nest underground aren't generally a sting hazard, while wasps are and should be killed if they are a risk to people.  
 
The easiest way to distinguish wasps from bees is that bees will be hairy and carrying pollen, while wasps will be smooth and not have pollen on their legs. You'll find information about wasp control here: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7450.html
 
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