According to bee experts, bees are attracted to the pollen of flowers and plants they need to make honey. The scent emitted by these plants is what draws the bees to them. This indicates that bees are strongly influenced by their sense of smell. Bright colours and patterns that mimic the flowers they seek can also be attractive to them.
In addition to the flowers and plants in your garden, the following have the potential to attract bees and wasps:
- Colognes and perfumes, particularly ones with floral notes
- Soaps and lotions that have scents
- Laundry detergents and air fresheners
- Scented candles
- Flower-printed clothing and fabrics
- Brightly coloured clothing and fabrics
It’s best to avoid using or wearing the above scented products when you are in areas with the potential threat of bees. Also, clothes washed with detergents that have UV brighteners also have the power to attract bees irrespective of the colors you are wearing.
There are also a few colors that confuse and agitate bees. Dark colours like red and black that resemble bees’ natural predators can cause them to become defensive. That’s the reason beekeeper suits tend to be white in color. White and light or neutral colours are least offensive to bees.
The best way to avoid attracting the bees is to not wear strong scents and dark coloured clothes when in outdoor settings where you may be around bees.
How Do I Get Rid Of Bees?
To get rid of bees in the vicinity of your home or yard, contact a professional pest exterminator. An experienced pest control company will help you kill bees and remove bee hives that have formed on your property safely.