Many people every year fall victim to bee or wasp stings. Pest control offices report that a good number encounter them in the forests but most of the stings actually occur near residential areas. Bees, especially the African bees, are not very choosy as to where they make their homes and your own home can be as well as a suitable location. To avoid such an occurrence, make sure that you observe the following: Leave no spaces
Bees make homes in areas that are dry, safe, and quiet. The top corner on the outside of your home fits the description hence why most bees will make their nests near the roof of your home. Once you spot any crack near the ceiling or even in the wall make sure you fill it up at once. Get some steel wool or caulk and fill these spaces completely.
Inspect your property
Just because you have not seen a bee or heard a buzz around you, does not mean there are no bees on your property. Ensure you inspect your home often especially if you have kids or aged persons living with you. Check the high areas of the house for any signs of a bee nest. Better safe than sorry and you would rather remove a small nest than a full colony. The earlier you get rid of any bee inhabitancy, the better it is for you.
In order to perform a proper inspection you need to know the areas bees are likely to inhabit. Check these places:
- Pile of wood behind the house
- The wheel barrow behind the house or in the shed
- The shed walls or the floor beneath
- Roof vents all over the house
- The eaves and the soffits
- The gutters especially if it has not rained in a while
- Empty flower pots and containers
- Cinder blocks
- Bird houses in trees
- The Barbecue grill especially one kept outside
- Chimney holes
- Air conditioner systems
Remove any early nests
When you spot the bees, find a way to remove the bees at once, no matter how small the nest is. Call a professional to get rid of the nest completely and safely.
You must never close the entrance of the nest. The bees may be stuck in there but it will take them a long time before they die. When they do, they will decay and cause a stink on top of the dripping wax and honey, which in turn will invite other pests.
You should not only smoke them out, because the bees may leave but with an empty nest around more bees will come and inhabit it.
Ensure you always do these for the best results!
Tackle the bees with protective gear on you. Never use a stick without covering your body or disturb the nest without a concrete plan. Do not think you will outrun the bees or hide from them. If you encounter the African bees, the encounter can be fatal.
The best solution is getting professional pest removal services to remove the bees completely and inspect your home. The best thing with professionals is that they will do a thorough job, which will not harm you or the bees in the process.