Can I use Talstar F to get rid of ground bees?
Ground bees, also known as digger bees, can be very difficult to control no matter what product you use and they most likely will come back to your property year after year. Talstar F can help provide some level of control but it will not get rid of all of the ground bees on your property. There are other cultural control methods that may help control ground bees as well. Ground bees prefer dry soils with thin grasses so irrigating the area frequently and correcting any issues that causes your grass to be thin will help deter the bees from nesting. In areas where you do not have grass, a layer of mulch will help deter the bees from nesting. Ground bees are solitary bees and are not very aggressive and are known to be a beneficial insect which is why you will not find any products specifically labeled for this type of bee.
Answer last updated on: 04/27/2011