How to Tell if You Need Bee Control

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At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we have the right experience to help you deal with a wide variety of different pests. When it comes to defining which creatures are pests, it all comes down to context–people are usually indifferent to mice living out in the wild, for example, but the same mice become a problem when they take up residence in your walls. Similarly, bees serve an essential role in the ecosystem, but become a nuisance and a danger when they invade your home. In this article, we’ll go over how to tell if you have a bee infestation on your hands so that you can call for bee control services as soon as possible.

How to Tell if You Need Bee Control

 

  • Lots of Bees- The first indication that you may need bee control services is an excessive number of bees flying around your home. While bees visiting your flowers and moving on is not a problem, if you find that you have bees coming from multiple directions or that they are constantly hovering around your property, then you likely have an infestation.
  • Active Hive- The next sign that you need bee control is the presence of an active hive on your property, either out in your yard or even inside your home itself. Bees can nest just about anywhere, including under your eaves, below your floorboards, in the corners of your shed or attic, or even inside your walls. If you can’t see the actual hive but still have an abundance of bees, pay attention to their flight paths in order to track them to their destination.
  • Dark Spots- Lastly, if you notice dark spots appearing on your walls or ceilings, you may need bee control. In a bee infestation, the honey can leak from the hive and create these dark, sticky patches on the surrounding structures. Not only is this messy and unpleasant, but it will also likely attract other insects to the area, so it’s best to call an exterminator or beekeeper as soon as possible to deal with the problem.