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PLedge and Bees

Post by aperry » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:06 pm



Has anyone who uses Pledge (orange flavor) noticed that it attracts bees? Last year I was on a ride to San Saba, TX. and sitting at the light on Main street bees started swarming around me. I thought it was strange, but since I had all my gear on I didn't have any problems. I rode two or three miles to a pecan orchard and parked. Bees swarmed me there to the point that I had to wear my gear inside the building. I haven't used it in a while and have had no more problems.



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Re: PLedge and Bees

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:52 pm

the only thing I have used is "Lemon Pledge" and it has never attracted insects
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Re: PLedge and Bees

Post by Viking » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:35 am

Did you know that when bees suicide on your windshield, they release a pheremone that draws other bees? It might be that, rather than the pledge. Or it might be the pledge. I also use lemon pledge, and have not in a while since getting the scratch fix stuff, but I still get bees attracted to the pheremones of suicidal ones.
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Re: PLedge and Bees

Post by tamathumper » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 am

A smashed bee smells like bananas, and that causes other bees to swarm. Did you have a banana in your back pocket? :lol:

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Re: PLedge and Bees

Post by Viking » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:40 pm

tamathumper wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 am
A smashed bee smells like bananas, and that causes other bees to swarm. Did you have a banana in your back pocket? :lol:

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Interesting as heck, as it also mentioned citrus, or at least lemon is alluring to the same bees as bananas irritate.
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Re: PLedge and Bees

Post by Pam » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 am

I have been using lemon pledge on the winshield and front of the faring and saddle bags to bead up rain. I can't recall having a bee issuse.



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