The Antagonizing Ants

The Antagonizing Ants

How To Get Bees To Vacate Your Home

by Megan Schmidt

If you have been noticing a few stray honeybees flying throughout your home, you may wonder if there is a hive inside where they are hiding. Honeybees that get inside the house are known to find a secluded are to building their bee hive, such as in between drywall sections or in beams. Here are some tips you can use to help you find the hidden hive and remove the pesky bees from your home.

Looking For The Home

The best way to track down a bee home is to follow a bee. The next time you see one flying around, instead of swatting at it or trying to get it to go outside, observe its behavior and follow it visually. You may see it disappear into a crack or crevice inside your house. If so, listen to the surface of the area where it had disappeared by physically putting your ear on the material where you had last seen the bee.

If you hear any buzzing, you may be very close to a bee hive. Continue listening to different sections of the wall or beam where the bee had disappeared to see if the buzzing gets louder. You can deduce from this information where the bee hive is located.

Getting Some Help

Removing a bee hive from your structure will need to be left to a professional pest control service or a beekeeper. It is dangerous to try to move a hive and you will put yourself at risk for stinging if you do it yourself. The bees may die in the process, as well. Call a reputable pest control service to have them come to your home to give you an estimate for removal. You might need to have pieces of wall removed by a contractor in order to get to the hive, so this would be a separate charge.

If you have a local beekeeper that lives near you, contact them to see if they would be interested in taking the hive for their business. Many beekeepers will do the removal for you if you are able to prepare the area by having a contractor remove pieces of wall or beam in advance. Beekeepers use a special vacuum that will not hurt the bees when removed. They will bring them to a safe environment and use them for their honey.

Trying To Get Outside

If you want to lessen the bee population while waiting for help from a professional (such as one from ASAP Bee Removal), and the hive is located in an area where the bees are able to get in and out along an exterior wall, you can try to use the entryway to your benefit in removal.

Roll up a piece of chicken wire so it is in a cone shape. Put the larger end of the cone over the hole the bees are using as their doorway to your home. Use staples or duck tape to keep it in place.The bees will be able to fly out but not back inside.


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The Antagonizing Ants

Growing up, I lived in a home with a major ant problem. These pesky insects were especially bothersome during the driest months of summer. Without a moment’s notice, my parents, my sister, and I would find them crawling on our beds, our clothes, or our bodies. My father exhausted all means of eliminating the ants from our home. If you are dealing with a similar situation, don’t lose hope. An experienced pest control specialist can help you get rid of your antagonizing ants for good. This professional will investigate both the exterior and interior of your home in order to determine the proper solution for your problem. On this blog, you will learn the ways a pest control specialist can obliterate the ants on your property.