How Underground Bees Affect Your Lawn

If you have underground bees swarming around your home, it can be disconcerting. It may also be an indication that your lawn is unhealthy and that the bees are looking to move to a new home.

Underground bees are not there to hurt anyone. But, when they invite themselves where you don’t want them, you can’t just ask them politely to leave. Here at Gibson Pest Control, we happily answer your questions about the pests. 

Check out our article about how underground bees affect your lawn.

What Kind of Bees Live Underground?

Underground bees, otherwise known as mining bees and other names, make their homes in dry soil or lawns, digging tunnels into small communities.

You need to this because you can’t get rid of the pests without first closing up their holes to prevent new bees from moving in. 

Are Underground Bees Dangerous?

Underground bees are not dangerous in any way. Although just about any bee looks menacing, you have little to fear from underground bees. 

The males make quite a bit of buzz if they feel threatened, but they do not have stingers. 

Female underground bees are capable of stinging, but they only normally do so in self-defense. 

Naturally, if you are allergic to bee venom, get to safety and contact Gibson Pest Control immediately.

Why My Lawn?

Underground bees love dry lawns and loose soil. It makes it easy for them to continue mining their underground nests. The bees are only semi-social, nearly the opposite of their above-ground cousins. 

So, if you’re not taking care of your lawn properly, then that’s an open invitation for underground bees to move in. 

How To Get Rid of Underground Bees

Luckily, underground bees have a short lifespan of around six weeks. 

If you need them get rid of them, try these options:

  • Water your lawn. This will flood the tunnels the bees have been taking care of
  • If they seem to be swarming and getting into your home, consider contacting the professionals at Gibson Pest Control to get rid of them for you. Our specialists will perform a proper inspection of your property and help you make a plan if they find a problem.

Trust Gibson Pest Control To Remove Your Pests

With over 30 years of pest removal experience, our customers know that we know what we’re doing. Our technicians are expertly trained and certified to deal with any type of pest problem. Contact Gibson Pest Control today.