Bees are a vital part of the ecosystem, a designated helper in plant pollination and honey production. They must be given space to live, work, and flourish, but your property isn’t the best place to do that. You never know if you or your loved ones will ever aggravate the bees and get a few unwarranted stings.
Once you know, there are bees on your property and around your home, take action immediately. Don’t wait around and let the bee population increase to 100,000 by your house and endanger everyone you love.
It is important to note that honey bees are highly protected and we should not attempt to remove them on our own.
Follow these steps on how you should approach getting bees removed from your home.
Identify the Bee
All types of bees can stumble into your yard. Understanding which kind is in your home can help you accurately report the issue. This also helps you understand how to best proceed with caution until pest removal experts can come. The most common bee types to buzz around homes are:
- Carpenter Bees. Carpenter or wood bees are typically black and yellow with a shiny surface. They’re usually found near or in wood, fostering their spawn there instead of in a hive.
- Bumblebees. Bumblebees may look a lot like carpenter bees but have a fuzzier exterior to them. They also live in a hive, considered a social butterfly, as they move in groups.
- Honey Bees. Honey bees, as the name implies, are used and cultivated to create honey. They’re similar to the insect types mentioned above, but honey bees are smaller in size and focused on their work.
Know What to Avoid
If you’ve identified what type of bee is in your home and which area it is in, it’s best to clear out that area of any family, friends, or pets staying at the property. Make them stay in another room instead to avoid any allergic reactions or stinging.
In addition, please don’t tamper with the hive when you spot one. Bees get more aggressive when they sense that their home is in danger, so be cautious and leave them to their wits.
Call in the Experts
Inexperience can put the safety of your home at risk. Call in a bee or pest removal expert who will deal with the situation for you. No matter the type of bee, pest removal experts will be able to have the right protective gear and professional-grade tools to safely remove the bees from your home, alongside the proper experience and knowledge for it.
Work on Prevention
Bee removal does end after the professional clear out your home, but it’d be best to get some advice on making sure your home is bee-proof after. It’s common to prevent bees from loitering around your home by eliminating reasons why they’re there in the first place. If it’s because of the plain wood surfaces carpenter bees take a liking to, be sure to have it treated.
Following these steps should be able to get your home back to normal. Insects like bees will seem harmless at first, but it’s best to have them removed before any issues can escalate or they eventually increase.
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