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    Sweat bees have taken over my pool.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of these pesky sweat bees? I have thousands in my pool daily. It is difficult to enjoy the pool because you are constantly getting stung.
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    Re: Sweat bees have taken over my pool.

    Try placing a large bucket of fresh water away from the pool and put a dish of Sprite next to it to draw them over there. They are looking for a source of water and sweat bees love, love, love Sprite! At least the bees on our last camping trip love Sprite! If you have any water features like a fountain run it while you are swimming, the splash may help keep bees away. Check the pH after running a water feature for a long time since the splashing will drive up pH over time.
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    Re: Sweat bees have taken over my pool.

    You can buy traps at home depot that hang. They enter the trap at the top of the lid through small holes. I usually also use the non diet sprite and add a dash of dish soap. The soap coats there wings so the drown in the trap.
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    Re: Sweat bees have taken over my pool.

    Thanks for the advice. I will try the sprite trap. My only worries are that I may be attracting more. I already have to part the water to clear a path as I enter the pool! Lol.
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    Re: Sweat bees have taken over my pool.

    It was amazing how they were drawn to the Sprite! Put it as far away from the pool as you can.
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