Facts, Info, and Questions
on the almighty Honey Bee
The smell of damp wood and plants attracts bees to outdoor sheds, which are common spots for them to live. It appeals to them in all aspects, from its texture to what comes off after heavy rains. It’s not uncommon to find several colonies living underneath the floor.
In the aftermath of beehive removal, it’s all about cleaning and repairing. Scrubbing and cleaning all of the honeycomb and beeswax can be a difficult task. It’s important, though, that the shed is cleaned thoroughly or else other bees will return in droves – The smell of old bee colonies actually attracts them, and can lead to a return of a new swarm of bees.
DRY WALLS/BLOCK WALLS
A hive could be constructed in an area with cracks, dents, or holes in drywall, which bees may find appealing. Even though our experts specialize in removing bees, certain situations can not be performed by lucky bees. You may need a structural pest control company to provide a service. This can get expensive. So if you see a swarm of bees on your property call right away.
Stucco, brick, wooden fences, any void that has an entry point, can get colonized by honey bees.
Bees usually get into your house through crannies within the stucco. Cracks and holes in the surface let water seep through from underneath which eventually damages both the exterior wall and any underlying surfaces below. Patches of stucco can also break free when adhered to wood or metal lath, creating loose areas where moisture collects. These are likely to grow even worse with prolonged exposure. During an infestation of bees, the very same crevices can widen. This makes it even more important to resolve the bee situation as soon as possible. Some situations require pest control.
ROOFS (SHINGLES, TILES, FLAT ROOFS)
The bee removal process can be disruptive at times because professionals often have to remove portions of a roof’s surface, depending on the location of the hive. We work with all types of roofs – whether it be shingles, tiles, or flat roofs, our team advises you to use a roofing contractor, so there is less possibility of the bees returning.
CHIMNEYS (BRICK, STUCCO)
Unchecked, honey and beeswax is flammable, and this fire hazard poses serious risks for both you and your home. In addition, we recommend you replace your chimney caps or install top sealing dampers to prevent future bee infestations. It is important to use a pest control company that uses integrated pest management tactics. Lucky is not a pest control operator and has yet to find one that will employ what makes less money.
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