Your home could be as neat as a pin but you would probably encounter a household pest at some point.
You might be going about your daily activities and spot a few bees or wasps inside your house. You probably think that they must have flown in through an open window but if these sightings become regular then you might have a problem.
Bees and wasps are a very unwelcome sight in your home. Asides the problem of infestation, certain species of bees and wasps can cause structural damage to wooden furniture in your house. Having a nest of these insects in/around your home can be an actual threat to you and your family, especially for those allergic to their sting. During summer when their nests become crowded and the temperature increases, they become very agitated and are likely to sting at the slightest provocation.
Find that Bee!
If you are having frequent run-ins with these insects, there is a good chance that there is a nest of them in or around your house. Other signs of an infestation are sighting a large number of bees flying around your house or the appearance of dark patches on your walls or ceiling.
Wasps like to build their nests in sheltered areas that have easy access to the outside. Their nests can be found in the roof, wall cavities, sheds or garages. To locate their nests, observe the flight path of the wasp. You would notice them fly to and from a particular place, follow them when they are returning and you would find the nest.
If you do not feel safe enough to approach the nest, call a pest control professional to identify the nest and discuss the removal. Do not attempt to remove a wasp’s nest yourself if you or a member of your home is allergic to a wasp sting.
When it comes to bees, they prefer to nest underground, in vents, chimneys, pipes or holes and gaps in the walls. If you have a fireplace, make the house as quiet as possible and sit beside the fireplace. Listen for buzzing in the chimney to identify the location of the hive. If you don’t have a fireplace, check your vents. Place your ear on the walls close to your stove, dryer, or attic vents and listen for buzzing. If you still can’t locate a nest, go outside and carry out a perimeter check of your house to see if the bees are gaining access into your house through another way.
Bees hardly cause any problem if left alone and unprovoked. They usually leave after summer and do not return. Discuss with a pest controller if you suspect you have bees that need to be removed.
We at Earlybird Pest Control are experts when it comes to pest control. We have well trained and experienced professionals who can get rid of your bee and wasp infestation safely.
Contact us to take care of your problem and avoid more damage to your home.