Anyone who has suffered through dealing with a good many stinging pests around the home knows the importance of bees’ nest removal. Bees can be a pest and are, obviously, dangerous to those who have severe allergic reactions. Also, if not dealt with, bees will build nests, or colonies, that continue to grow until the situation is out of hand, not to mention expensive to get rid of. The best thing you can do is deal with your bee nest removal, quickly.
There are three main types of bees that may cause problems around your
home: bumblebees, honey bees and carpenter bees
Determining which kind you have will help you decide how to deal with the
problem, and whether or not you would rather hire professionals to get the
job done. Remember, no matter what type of bee, or pest in general, you are
dealing with, if you are not comfortable removing them, rely on a trained
Bumblebees’ nests are often found in thick patches of overgrown grass or
abandoned rodent holes. There are other places you may find this type of
nest; these are just the two most common locations. These bees, though, are
the least aggressive bees. You are less likely to be stung while removing
Bumblebees only use the nest built for one season, which is why this is a
common type of nest to find inactive. Because bumblebees are crucial to
pollination, and do not pose much of a threat, people often prefer to
relocate instead of destroy a bumblebees nest.
For relocation, find somewhere to move the nest to, ideally more than two
miles away from original location to prevent returning bees. Look for a
place that also has some type of overhang or shelter available. Next, find
something to transport the nest in. This should be something that is large
enough to hold the nest without damage.
Wearing protective clothing from head to toe, including gloves and goggles,
wait until evening to attempt the removal and relocation. Place nest in the
transport vessel as gently as possible, and keep it in an upright position
at all times. The next step is to move the nest, and carefully leave the
nest in its new spot. Of course, if you are hesitant about any part of this
process, it would be a good time to call on the aid of a professional pest removal service.
For this type of bees’ nest removal, you will more than likely need to hire
a professional service to get the job done. Honeybees, if building a nest
or colony in your home, will usually end up lodged in the walls or in the
attic of your home. You can also consider contacting honeybee keepers for
advice or removal attempts. Either way, once inside your walls or attic,
this is not a task you want to take on yourself.
People have attempted to spray, fog or bomb the area of their home where
honeybees are, but this is rarely successful. You can end up with survivors
who may rebuild or become an aggressive pest. You may also end up with a
large number of decaying bees that can lead to all sorts of other problems
within the walls or attic of your home.
Carpenter Bees –
Carpenter bees can be problematic in that, aside from inflicting injury,
these insects bore holes into the wood of your home. The most common way
people deal with carpenter bees, when dealing with them on their own, is to
first locate the holes the bees are coming in and out of. You can then use
an aerosol spray, powder or dust or, as some prefer just steel wool or
putty and fill the hole or holes. After that, you seal the holes with
caulk. If you simply seal the hole without one of the aforementioned
products, you run the risk of the bees surviving and simply boring their
way back out.
A Final Word
Bees of any kind can be very tricky to remove or relocate. If you have any
hesitancy, or suspect the problem is beyond your capabilities, you should
rely on professional services. There are plenty of reputable national and
local companies that can help with your bees’ nest removal.