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Do Flowers Attract Bees and Wasps?

Bees are pollinators, so they travel from plant to plant to collect nectar for making honey. This is why bees have furry bodies. Wasps, on the other hand, are not known for being very good pollinators. They have sleek, shiny bodies that are not designed to transfer pollen.

Does this mean not growing flowers is a good way to get rid of bees, before a bee nest pops up in your yard?

Actually, whether or not you have flowers in your yard is a very small factor in where bees choose to nest. Bees have been known to travel up to six miles from their nests to access flowers! So feel free to go ahead and garden to your heart’s content. You may see an occasional bee pollinating your flowers, but as long as you leave them alone, they won’t harm you. It’s only if you start to see several bees lingering that you may have a bee or wasp problem.

A better way to avoid a bee nest springing up in your yard is to seal up cracks and crevices that bees will use to make a hidden bee nest. Bees often choose difficult to access spots for their nests. Eliminating potential bee nesting spots from your yard makes it more likely bees will pass over your home when looking to build a bee nest. For more tips on preventing bee and wasp nests, read our tips here.

To eliminate bee and wasp problems, call Magical Pest Control’s bee and wasp division at (905) 738-6676. We specialize in getting rid of bees and wasps safely and effectively. Call us to discuss bee and wasp treatment options or inquire about a free bee or wasp consultation.

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