Bees play a really important role in nature and produce delicious honey, but you don’t want to see them in or near your home. A bee infestation, while not as common as bed bugs or ants, is a serious problem. Honey-laden hives can cause structural damage and even collapse walls and ceilings. Carpenter bees can also cause structural damage and leave unsightly holes in wood. Africanized bees are the most dangerous since they will attack humans and animals aggressively if their hives are threatened.
Finding Bees Inside Your Home
One day, you notice one or two bees inside your house. You may think they have flown in through an open door or window. Over the next few days, you may notice a few more bees. It’s usually not just a coincidence if you see more than one or two bees in your home. They are more than likely from an infested nest inside your home.
A very common place for bees to nest is in the chimney. If you are noticing bees in your living room where your fireplace is, then you may have found the source. Turn off your TV, radio and anything else that makes noise in your home. Sit close to your fireplace and listen for buzzing. Do not try to look up the fireplace or open the flue. You definitely don’t want to disturb them and have the whole hive swarm into your home.
If it’s not your fireplace, they may be coming into your home through vents or cracks in your walls. Take a careful walk around the outside of your home and listen for buzzing near pipes and any vents coming out of your house. You can also use binoculars to take a look at the top of your chimney and see if you see bees swarming around the top. Binoculars are a great idea when looking around your home for swarms before you take a walk. Make sure to watch out for ground nests.
Check for Any Bee Entrances
Bees look for anywhere that they can easily make their nest. An undisturbed eave of your roof, an uncovered chimney or an uncovered vent are all common places that bees take up residence. Any vent, pipe or crack in your home is a possible place that bees could be hiding....