Like ants, bees are mostly regarded positively. They’re hardworking, useful for the environment, and cute in their own ways. However, bees can also be pests, just like wasps. This is why it’s important to be prepared for a bee infestation and know what to do when it occurs.
Why did a bee infestation occur?
When a bee hive becomes overpopulated, swarms of bees will go out into the world to search for new nesting locations. As part of this exploratory process, the bees may end up inside your home, probably in a wall void, and set up their colony there.
How dangerous are bee infestations?
We all know that bees are great for the environment, but having a wild bee hive near your home is just as bad as having wasps on your property. Bees will also defend their nest aggressively, just like wasps, so it’s important to keep that in mind when trying to figure out what to do about the infestation. On top of that, if the bees are in a wall void in the home, their honey will ferment over time, which will lead to other insects buzzing around the home, damage to the support of the home, and strain on the surrounding structures.
Getting rid of bees
Like with wasps, you want to let the control process up to the professionals, because bees will swarm and attack you if you disturb their nest.
The control process starts with the identification of the species inside the colony. Sometimes, you may think you have a bee infestation, when you are really dealing with wasps or hornets. A correct identification will ensure that the appropriate measures are used against the pests.
In certain cases, all a pest control specialist has to do is redirect the bee swarm and have it settle permanently in a location that is off your property. In other situations, the bees have set up a permanent hive near you, and that hive has to be removed and either destroyed or handed over to a beekeeper.
If you would like to know more about bees, how they are controlled, and how you can prevent an infestation from occuring in the future, contact us today with any questions you have. Alternatively, if you have a bee swarm on your property and you need to have it removed, we can help you out with that as well.