Monday May 26, 2003

Miracle safe bee spray

It's bee season; we had three yellow jackets today trying to get into the screen porch - somehow they find their way in between the screen and the glass. Then, if they can figure out how, they're only one step away from being inside the screen porch. Ayiee!

So it's time once again for me to share the recipe for the Miracle Bee spray - harmless to humans and pets, lethal to bees, cleans your windows while you're at it.

Ingredients:

    1 small spray bottle from the drug store
    1 cup of water
    a few drops (literally, drops) of dish washing soap such as Palmolive - the liquid stuff for hand washing, NOT automatic dishwasher stuff
Put the water in the bottle, put the soap in the water, swirl to mix (don't shake hard; you want it evenly distributed, not foaming.

Next time a bee gets in the house, spray it. It may take a few squirts. The soapy water screws up their breathing mechanism. Then you can wait, or mash the bee, whatever you prefer.

So much easier than running around with a rolled-up magazine, yelling :)

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