How do I get rid of sweat bees?

My back porch has swarms of sweat bees. I need a safe way to get rid of these annoying critters! Help!!

  3 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 10, 2019

    They want water, everything needs water put a large shallow dish or bowl of water elsewhere in your yard area add barely just a little sugar to sweeten it they'll go over there and get a drink instead if you are sitting outside wipe yourself/skin down with 100%pure lavender oil(easier on nose) or peppermint oil(lot stronger)will keep them away you can also put either one or both of the oils in small spray bottle and keep it by you outside I just put on cloth and wipe myself down keeps away flies and mosquitos too.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 10, 2019

    Hi Betty, you can try this

    A DIY sweat bee spray: take an empty spray bottle; fill ¼ of it with dish soap and the remaining ¾ with water.

  • Paula Paula on Aug 10, 2019

    What about this for an idea put the honey bee's favorite flowers 6' away from the area you do not want them at let me know