Stop Being So Pesty!

Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.

Four Things to Do if You Find a Beehive in Your Home


Although bees are prized as pollinators and beneficial insects, you don't want them setting up a hive in your home. If you find bees in your home, the following steps can help you with removal.

1. Set Up an Exclusion Zone

The first step, particularly if you have anyone that is allergic to bee stings in your home, is to seal off the area of the house where the bee activity is most severe. This will prevent the bees from accidentally making their way into other rooms. This may be as simple as shutting an access door if the door is tightly sealed. If there are gaps around the door frames, you can use tape to temporarily seal any opening so that the bees are contained.

2. Determine the Point of Entry

The next step after securing the inside of your home is to figure out where the bees are getting into the house. This will likely lead you to the exact location of the hive in your walls or attic. You can usually find the point of entry quite easily with a little observance. Walk around the exterior walls of the room in which you found the hive or having bee sightings. Watch for a little while and you will likely see the bees coming and going from one point. This will be the location of the main hive entrance.

3. Contact a Bee Removal Service

Don't attempt to remove a beehive on your own, as that is a good way to get a lot of stings and cause damage to your house. Instead, contact a honey bee removal service. The service will be skilled in sealing up the different hive entrances so that there is only one way of escape. They will then use special techniques to remove the bees and their queen as safely as possible, using methods that won't harm the bees and will cause the least amount of damage to your home. The hive can then be rehomed to a different location where it won't pose any problems.

4. Perform Site Cleanup

Removing the bees isn't enough. The bees will leave behind honey and comb, which can cause structural damage and attract pests. Bees keep honey cool and solid by fanning it with their wings. Once the bees are gone, the honey melts and it will begin to ooze from the hive. Many bee removal services also provide hive cleanup services. If the hive is in the open and not in the walls, you can opt to perform the cleanup yourself.

Contact a honey bee relocation service for more assistance.


7 October 2020