Honey bees are desperately needed in orchards and fields to ensure a steady supply of the food everyone depends on. However, when the bees are living in your attic, garage or elsewhere on your property, they can become a deadly hazard. A Honey Bee Swarm in Reynoldsburg is nothing the average person wants to deal with.
Is Your Home or Property Housing a New Bee Colony?
When an established bee colony reaches a certain size, a queen and up to 60% of the worker bees leave to find a new home. This swarm can be very large, possibly containing tens of thousands of bees. At best, these bees will be a continual nuisance if their new home is within or near your home. If anyone in the area is allergic to bees, this is a very dangerous situation.
Are You Sure Your New “Neighbors” are Honey Bees?
- Bees and wasps vary greatly in their degree of aggressiveness and may require specialized treatment.
- Honey bees are very beneficial and not usually aggressive. Safely relocating honey bees is much preferred to killing them.
- Bumble bees are only aggressive when threatened.
- Carpenter bees live solitary lives underground. However, over time the bees can spread to many thousands of individual nests and destroy surrounding surface wood.
- Hornets and yellow jackets are very aggressive and build papery nests.
- Ground bees are a small species of yellow jacket that are excitable, aggressive and nest underground.
- Common wasps are long and thin, have a very painful sting and love to establish colonies in attics and cars.
Honey Bee Removal is not Really a DIY Task
On the internet, you can find instructions for using sugar water to entice honey bees out of your house. It will certainly attract some of the bees, but not the queen. Even if all of the workers left the hive (which won’t happen), what would you do then?
Of course, it’s always possible to spray the hive with poison and kill the bees – hopefully without getting an angry swarm of bees coming for you. Please don’t. For many years, the honey bee population has been steadily declining. Every healthy colony is badly needed and can be professionally relocated.
If you need to remove a Honey Bee Swarm in Reynoldsburg, call The Wildlife Control Company. They can identify your new “neighbors” and take the appropriate action. Find more information at the website or call 614-870-8727 today.