As a homeowner, do you wonder what to do about the bees near your home? Are you curious as to the best way to deal with a potential infestation? Here are some questions and answers to help you learn more about how to deal safely with bees on your premises:
Can I assume I don't have a bee problem if I've only seen one or two bees near my roof's overhang? Having the bees removed before they can build up a sizable hive can prevent a lot of problems later on. Bees have been known to damage electrical wires, and chew fiberglass insulation into fine dust. The honey from the bees could also soak into the wooden parts of your home's frame, causing potential weak spots in the beams. Even though you may only see an occasional bee buzzing around your overhang, it is best to call in a professional so they can assess the situation and advise you the best way to proceed with removing the bees.
If there are bees near a small gap in my home's exterior, should I fill the hole with caulking foam or cement? Although it may seem logical to block the bees from entering your home, sealing their entrance area can be one of the worst ways to deal with a bee infestation. By blocking the hole, you are not keeping them out, you're trapping them within your walls. If they can't escape by their normal route, they will find new pathways. You could find bees climbing out of light fixtures, air vents, or electric outlets. A bee removal expert will remove the bees from your walls without any danger to you or your family and professionally block their entrance path so they won't come back.
What should I do if I see a bunch of bees buzzing around one of my tree's limbs? This type of behavior is called "swarming" and usually happens in the spring. Bees that are swarming have left their old hive due to overcrowding. Generally speaking, they are not in attack mode at this time because they are looking for a new home. To be safe, keep your pets and children away from the swarm and don't try to get rid of them by spraying them with insect killer or your garden hose. A professional can remove them easily so that you don't have to worry about them using your house's walls as their new permanent home.
To learn more about bee removal, contact a company like Bee Serious LLC.