I have a lovely home, beautiful gardens, a nice pool all nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains BUT the sweat bees are so bad that it is almost impossible to enjoy it. I have almost trained myself not to jump when I feel a creepy crawly on me because it is when you jump that they sting. I havent found much that seems to work on them. DEET for a while but DEET on a daily basis multiple times worries me, citronella candles help but only if you are sitting nearby. I have read they are ground dwellers but unlike other ground they don't have nests. We could bombard the entire yard but we'd wipe out the butterflies and honey bees as well. Does anyone have any idea about how to control these beasts?