Bees

Bees are an important part of the ecosystem that have garnered much attention in the media. While protecting them is important, this does not mean you should share your living space with them. Some species can damage your home or become hostile.

Bees are pollinators and are a necessary part of the agricultural system. However, that doesn't mean you want them buzzing around your home or family.Bumble bees often build their hives at ground level. These hives can be found in holes abandoned by small rodents, under sheds or in compost piles. They may also build hives in trees or birdhouses. Bumble bee hives are much smaller than honey bee hives. A large hive may only have about 400 bees, whereas honey bee hives have an average of 50,000 bees.

Control

Bees control can be achieved through a systematic inspection and treatment which can involve some or all of the following activities:-

Preventive :-

Dealing with a colony of bees living in your home may be easy or difficult, depending on whether the hive is exposed. You should dress in bulky protective clothing and spray an exposed hive with pesticides after dusk to avoid stings. Watch the hive at dawn and dusk the next day for any activity and spray again, if necessary. Once you are sure the bees are dead, you should remove the hive to avoid the risk of honey or wax melting and causing damage to your walls.