Homemade Bee Killer With Mountain Dew & Dish Soap

Many people look forward to spending time outdoors in the summer, particularly after being indoors working all week. Bees buzzing around, however, can really put a damper on your enjoyment of the outdoors. Bees are especially attracted to food or sweetened drinks. Rather then risk being stung by a bee, deter bees and exterminate them using supplies found in your home or grocery store. With this simple method, you can spend time outside without worrying about a bee sting ruining your enjoyment.

Bees are an important part of the environment but can ruin an enjoyable picnic.

Step 1

Pour one half can of Mountain Dew into a bowl. The sugar in the Mountain Dew attracts the bees to the soda and away from you.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp. liquid dish washing detergent to the Mountain Dew in the bowl. The detergent weighs the bees down, preventing them from flying away.

Step 3

Place the bowl of Mountain Dew and dish washing detergent several feet away from the source of food and activity. Once the bees find the mixture, they will come to drink the Mountain Dew but end up drowning.

Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.