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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.

Do You Have Honey Bees in the Walls?

A home owner discovered she had thousands of honey bees in the inside walls of here home. I give her permission to yell “Oh the Horror! The Horror!” at thirty minute intervals.

Who is responsible for this invasion? Well I could easily blame the Queen bees. In the month of June the Queen gets bored with her residence and leaves her comfortable hive and  the rest of the bees begrudgingly or perhaps happily follow her to her new location which can be the inside walls of your home.

The homeowner realized there is a shortage of honey bees in the world for pollination purposes, but was saddened to learn the cost of  having bee keepers remove them was five times more expensive than hiring a pest control company to exterminate the honey bees.

However, exterminating or removing the honey bees will not end the problem. Hundreds of pounds of honey can easily be left in the walls which attracts other pests. Thousands of ants in the walls is not easy to deal with either.

Call a bee control specialist at the first sign of an infestation because “home sweet home” doesn’t make sense  if it’s accomplished by honey bees.