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I have large burrowing bees or wasps that live in my sandbox. They do not sting but are very annoying. What is the best way to get rid of them?
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The pests you describe may be a species of bees (most don’t sting) or wasps (many do sting). Since they are burrowing in the sand you could drop a teaspoon of Sevin granular into each burrow thereby forcing the insects to consume the pesticide. However, since this is a sandbox in which your children play you may prefer to dampen the sand thoroughly, then cover the box with clear plastic and let the rays of the sun heat the box beyond the survival temperatures of the pests. This may take a few days during which the sandbox would be off limits. Then spade up the sandbox to make sure the coast is clear. A cover over the box would help prevent a reoccurrence.
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