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while living in a former house we had a ground nest of bees right outside our front porch, we sprayed with bee killer at night and got rid of the bees but then found a new problem, a skunk came to eat the dead bees and our neighbors dogs killed it, our back yards were only seperated by a wooden fence and our bedroom window was next to the fence.:laughing:
 

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Yeah, skunks are a natural predator of bees. It's a little known fact. The skunks will usually show up at night and swish their paws around the entrance to entice the bees to come out. When one comes out they will roll it around in the dirt until it's dead and then eat it.
 

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i've tried gas and fire, but it don't work. the little buggers are too far down and just vent the fumes/smoke back out...
best way is to wait till next year, they won't be back. they won't reuse the same nesting place.

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Hose at high pressure would work well in this case. Stand at least 50 feet from spray area. In fact if you can place the hose ahead of time then just go turn it on and go for an ice cream cone or something then when you get back they should be mostly all dead or gone. Ensure the hose is in a position to spray everywhere on and around the nest.
 

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are we talking about the same bees? underground? if you stick a hose down there and leave, you'll have a heck of a good start on the next Grand Canyon when you return! i tried putting a hose down one, it didn't work..... i even put bleach , then ammonia down it... (mustard gas)
still there the next day.....

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I've heard that boiling water works great for getting rid of bees and such. It's also not harmful to the ground/people/etc.
 

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I've heard that boiling water works great for getting rid of bees and such. It's also not harmful to the ground/people/etc.
in-ground bees? hmmm, didn't try that, but i don't see how it gets to the queen?

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Yeah, I know the queen has to die to kill the hive, I'd imagine enough boiling water would eventually get down deep into the hive. Maybe repeated applications at night?
 
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