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How to Safely Remove Bees from Your Home?

How to Safely Remove Bees from Your Home

During the summer, you might hear bees buzzing in the garden or in the lawn, which may soothe your ears. But what if those buzzing bees make their home in your home?  

The presence of bees is not only a nuisance but also a risk for those who are allergic to them. That’s why knowing how to safely and effectively remove bees from your home is vital. So, what must you do to get rid of bees in your home? In this guide, we’ll take you through the various methods you can use to safely remove bees from your home. 

Identify the Type of Bee Invading Your Home

Before you start removing the bees from your home, It is essential to determine the kind of bees entering your home before you begin eliminating them. The two most common species of bees that may take up residence in your home are honey bees and carpenter bees.

Honey bees are relatively small in size and possess a yellow and brown fuzzy exterior. They dwell in big colonies with hives that may accommodate up to 50,000 bees. Honey bees are well-known for their pollination and honey producing capabilities.

Carpenter bees, on the other hand, have a black and yellow exterior. Carpenter bees, unlike honey bees, are solitary and do not reside in colonies. They tunnel through wood to build their nests, causing substantial damage to wooden structures.

Identifying the species of bees will help you determine the most appropriate method of removal.

DIY Bee Removal Methods

If you have a small bee problem, you can try DIY bee removal methods that are humane and eco-friendly. The following are some methods you can use to get rid of bees naturally:

  1. Smoke Method
  2. Using smoke to remove bees is a time-honored method that has been used for centuries. Bees are sensitive to smoke and will leave their colony and fly away if they sense it. Light a smoker and direct the smoke into the hive to employ this approach. If you leave the smoker near the hive for a few hours, the bees will leave.
  3. Soap and Water Method
  4. This approach is often referred to as the “drowning method.” Fill a spray bottle halfway with soapy water and spray it into the hive. Because of the soap in the water, the bees’ wings will cling together, preventing them from flying. In the water, the bees will perish.
  5. Water Method
  6. Spraying a stream of water into the hive can help remove the bees. Make sure you stand at a safe distance and aim for the entrance of the hive. You can repeat this method for several days until the bees abandon the hive.

Professional Bee Removal Methods

If the bee infestation is too large or too dangerous to handle on your own, you should consider hiring a professional pest control company. Professional pest control companies will safely and effectively identify, target, and remove all of the bees from your property, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.  Here are the steps they follow:

  1. Inspection
  2. An experienced pest control expert will do a complete check of your property to find the beehive and evaluate the amount of the infestation. They will then provide recommendations for a complete therapy plan to address the problem.
  3. Protective Gear
  4. The technician will wear protective clothing, including a bee suit, gloves, and a hat with a veil to prevent bee stings.

    Bee Removal
  5. The technician will remove the bee hive using specialised tools and equipment. They will also ensure that all bees are removed from your home and relocate them to a safe place.
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. After removing the hive, the technician will clean the affected area and repair any damages caused by the bees.
  8. Prevention
  9. The technician will provide you with recommendations on how to prevent future bee infestations and help you take the necessary steps to keep bees away from

How to Prevent Bee Infestation?

Well as they say, prevention is better than cure, after removing bees from your home, it’s essential to take preventative measures to prevent future infestations. Here are a few tips to help you keep bees away from your home:

Seal Entry Points

Bees may get into your house through the smallest of holes and fissures. Seal any potential access sites, including openings in windows and doors, holes in walls and roofs, and foundation cracks.

Keep Your Home Clean

Bees are attracted to food sources, so make sure you keep your home clean and free of spills and crumbs. Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly. Additionally, keep your outdoor space free of standing water and other potential sources of food for bees.

Bee-Repellent Plants

Bees are attracted to certain plants, including lavender, rosemary, and thyme. Consider removing these plants or relocating them away from your home. One of the best ways to get rid of bees is to keep bee-repelling plants in your yard, such as marigolds, mint, and eucalyptus, which can help repel bees from your home and make your yard look beautiful! You can also try using citronella candles to ward off bees.

Regular Maintenance

Regularly inspect your home’s exterior for signs of bee activity. Look for nests, holes, or any signs of bees entering your home. Make sure to check these areas on a weekly basis to ensure that any potential bee activity is quickly addressed.

Key Takeaways

Dealing with a bee infestation can be stressful, but it’s essential to priorities your safety and that of your family. Luckily, you have this guide consisting of all tricks and methods to buzz bees from your home. 

Bees can cause significant damage to the structure of your home, and can even sting people who are in the vicinity. The longer you wait to address the issue, the more likely it is that the bees will spread and multiply, causing further damage and increasing the risk of stings.  Remember to identify the type of bee, use protective gear, and take preventative measures to avoid future infestations. 

At Alpha Pest Control, our expert technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bees from your home. We also provide recommendations on how to prevent future bee infestations. Contact us today for an express quote and let us help you buzz off bees safely!