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How Do You Know if You Have a Honeybee Infestation?

Honey Bees
Honey Bees

Honeybees are necessary to the environment. They play a pivotal role as part of the pollination cycle that makes the world go round. Unfortunately, it has come to light that there is a significant decrease in their population and this is a cause for concern.

Because of this, it’s important to have a honeybee infestation situation where large colonies exist carefully¬†identified by professionals like the Stern Environmental Group. Honeybees are protected by law, if the Stern Environmental professionals identify your problem as a honeybee infestation, they will recommend you contact a beekeeper for colony relocation. Don’t try to treat these beneficial insects as problem pests.

Signs of Honeybee Infestation

There are several signs to look for to help determine in there is an infestation on your property or in your home.

  • An infestation occurs when you see an excessive amount of bees building nests in numerous locations throughout your property.
  • Active nests can be found in trees, under the eaves of your home, garage, or shed, in the attic, or nestled and hidden in wall voids.
  • Honeycombs inside wall structures that have been only partially removed will still have honey which will eventually decompose. As the honey degrades, it emits an unpleasant odor that infiltrates the home.
  • Degrading honey inside walls will also leak leaving dark spots on ceilings and walls.

Contact our office with any questions and we’ll set up an appointment to visit your property and determine a course of action.