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How to get rid of bees in a wall, roof, attic, under house, eaves, fence, Jacuzzi bees in ceiling


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"Why You Need to Remove Abandoned Honeycomb"

Honey Bee Removal

Honey bees buzzing around any of the following: roof line, soffit, garage, wall, fence, jacuzzi or a similar structure may be an indication of a beehive. If the bees are not in a very noticeable location it is likely they have been there a good while. Knowing what kind of bee it is can help see bee identification and wasp id. There is very little wasp active during January to April.


Observing If Honey Bees appear to be floating around the structure as if inspecting, they may just be a scouting party determining if this area would make a suitable home. If they are floating about the structure as mentioned but are also going in and out of an opening and there doesn't seem to be heavy traffic, watch the bees entering. If returning honeybees entering an opening have yellow sacs on the back of their legs, then there is very likely a beehive inside - typically with thousands of bees.


If there are no yellow pollen sacs on their legs, a hive may have just arrived or they are just scouting the location. In this case, where bees are floating around, or have no yellow pollen sacs on their legs, to get rid of the honey consider grabbing a can of wasp or hornet spray and apply a single coat over the outer area in question. If after 15 minutes bee activity persists or worsens, there is most likely a beehive inside with thousands of bees. Consider contacting a bee removal specialist to get rid of the bee hive. If however activity has ceased, than what would appear to have been what are called scout bees, and what could have been a hit on the pocket book has been avoided. Feel free to bookmark this page encase you need to come back.


Inspecting Be careful to note that bees sleep in the evening through to the early morning. If you are re-inspecting during these times, but find no activity it could very well be that they are just inactive during this time period and there may be bees in the wall or structure. Inspections are best made between 10am to 4pm. Rain, extreme wind, and very extreme heat can also keep bees from being active. For questions call our bee hotline. When it comes to bees, immediate attention is often much less frustrating, time consuming, and costly.


If bees have moved into a structure, getting rid of bees near window, or in walls, roofs, eaves, soffits, or bees in basement can prove most difficult to remedy. Occasionally, honey bees are found near vents or rain gutters. When a gutter actually goes into a wall or eave structure, bees may use the opening to build a hive in or around the vent, wall, or under the roof of the building. Typically there is 20 to 80 lbs of honeycomb in a beehive.


Removing the honeycomb is an important part of solving an existing bee problem - pictures. Some time ago a caller called explaining that her pest control provider got rid of her bee problem, but now honey is running down the wall of her house. This happens quite a bit. When addressing a customer’s bee problem, asking some basic questions can help find out what they already know and what may help to explain. One question is ‘have you ever had bees before?’ To this she responded “Yes, he exterminated a hive of bees before in a different spot a year ago” (that can also be a common response) she was not informed to remove the honeycomb, or it was not brought home to her attention. Most homeowners leave the honey and comb in the wall or attic because an exterminator or their pest control service provider doesn’t provide the option to remove the hive and honeycomb. Leaving a beehive and honey in the structure is asking for ongoing problems in the future. It’s kind of like a mechanic changing your oil and then saying “here’s your car back… oh by the way you’re going to need a new oil filter, I threw your old one out.” Obviously we wouldn’t just drive off without an oil filter because we know better. But if you didn’t know much about changing oil, you might say – ok, thanks for your help, and drive off.


An average beehive about 3 months old may have 20 to 40 pounds of honeycomb. During daytime bees keep the hive cool using their wings to circulate air through it. On a hot day in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Las Vegas, or California, when bees have been killed or vacuumed, but the honeycombs not removed, that honey can start melting very quickly. If not removed, honey will melt down the wall or roof line, permanently setting into the structure. This often can cause staining or mildew and long term bee problems as well as attract rodents, moths and other insects, and other critters. If you’re wondering why you keep getting bees, that would the greatest cause. To solve this recurring problem in such cases it is simply best to remove and clean out the known hives that exist and do some extra work suppressing the smell and optionally bee proofing some potential problem areas like vents, roof line, wall, eaves to keep bees from returning. View testimonials of what others have said.


By getting rid of your bees and not removing hive and honey, a pest company can create even more problems without you knowing it! Exterminators often tell home owners that the chemical powder they use to kill bees will dry up the melting honey and solving your problem. Regrettably, a pest product designed to kill and keep bugs away does not hardly dry up 10 to 80 lbs. of honeycomb. However, it sounds much better than spending more money toward the problem. Other pest companies provide you with a slip of paper releasing themselves from liability and recommending to find someone to remove the exterminated hive and repair the structure. Finding a contractor (with no bee removal experience) to open, remove, and repair a wall or roof, usually encurs high costs with no warrantee on returning bees. Here is a short list of reasons why you may not want to use a bee exterminator to kill bees.


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  • Model: TNHB-CUTOUT
  • 100 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Tennessee's Honey Bees

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