How to Get Rid of Bees & Wasps

Bee and wasp removal can be handled by a homewner if the problem isn't bad enough. A few wasp nets can be sprayed with consumer grade products or blasted off with a pressure washer. You should be careful not to be stung by any wasps still inside the nest. For serious infestations that can take over sheds, porches, and other parts of the home, it's best to contact a wildlife removal specialist who will have the protective gear, tools, and technical know-how to eliminate the problem without incident.

pollenating bee
pollenating bee

Handling a Bee Problem

Is removing the bees nest of utmost importance? If the nest is located anywhere near your living space, absolutely. If it is in a tree on a far edge of your property, it may be best to let them live. Either, way, it is up to you. While carpenter bees look to take over a space and make their nest throughout the walls and other wooden components of a home like wooden siding, honey bees create honey combs that can damage structural components inside homes. They can even attract wild animals that eat honey into the home.

Bee Damage and Repair

A few years ago a bee hive was foudn nesting in two stories of wall space inside a suburban home. This is an extreme case and highly unlikely to happen in your home, but you need to understand how out of control a bee problem can get if left unattended.

Keeping Bees Out For Good

In rare cases where bees invade the interior of the home, it will be necessary to make repairs and enhancements to the exterior of the home to prevent this from happening in the future. You can use silicon caulking, and expanding polyurethane phone to seal small cracks where bees can enter the home and begin to make a settlement. Bees generally enter homes in a state of disrepair or that have been abandoned for some time.

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