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    Hi, I do bee evictions from houses for bullet money. After I get the bees comb and honey out of the wall I do the best I can to scrape the area. Is there any thing I can put to repel future bees from trying to move in after i close the wall up. Thanks Dan

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    Even completely cleaned out the smell and location will still attract bees. We found the best method is to fill the area with fiberglass insulation so no open space is avaialble.

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    > Is there any thing I can put to repel future bees
    > from trying to move in

    There is nothing that would last long enough.
    The best defensive is a tight mechanical seal.

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    Wax Moth larva should clean it REAL good [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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    Fill the space or seal it well is best. Hot Shot no pest strip kills bees (Lowes, Home Depot)and says it last up to 4 months. I doubt it is safe for indoor use but haven't checked.

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    Leave it open for a day or two, wash/scrub the area w/a strong soapy solution and/or bleach water, then repair. Got to get rid of the hive smell. I tell to all that I do cut-outs for to do that, haven't had any call-backs about bees and I've called to check and make sure that there hasn't been a re-peat.
    And seal the heck out of it a bee only needs 3/8th of and inch =/-.
    \"ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN DRIED UP<br />THE LAST TREE BEEN CUT DOWN<br />THE LAST WILD FISH CAUGHT<br />WILL MAN REALIZE YOU CAN\'T EAT MONEY\"<br />GHANDI (?)

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    Acutally a bee only needs 1/6th of an inch.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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