This summer, as the bee colonies are filling up and new hives are forming, be sure to keep a look out for bee colonies around your home. Often times, people are able to see bees buzzing around or hear them. If you believe that you have a bee problem, it’s important to call a professional as soon as possible.
Bees are valuable members of our ecosystem, however, when they establish a hive in or near your home, they can cause issues depending on what type of bees you have including –
- boring holes in your exterior wood.
- high noise levels.
- risk of stinging.
Home and business owners are at an increased risk of a bee infestation at this time of the year due to the swarming process. As the bee colonies come to full hive population, the colonies will seek to split into two smaller groups which sends a colony of bees looking for a new hive. To prevent a bee colony from settling in your home or business, ensure that any potential entry ways in the exterior of the building are sealed with resilient material or sealant.
We recommend a proactive approach to protecting your home from bees, however, if you find yourself with a bee problem, be sure to contact a professional to remove and relocate the hive. Protecting and preserving our bee populations is and should continue to be a chief concern among all people because of the vital and, sadly, diminishing role bees play in our ecosystem.