Dealing with Bee and Wasp Hives on Your Property
Bees and wasps are common pests that can be very dangerous to those who are allergic to their stings and bites. Unfortunately for homeowners, there flying insects like to use nooks and crevices, both indoors and out, in order to set up hives. Here are some tips and guidelines for dealing with bee and wasp hives that need removal.
- Locating Hives
Outdoor hives may be in trees or natural features of your property, but a common spot is under the eaves of your house. Although the hive or nest isn’t actually indoors, hives under eaves are often a major nuisance for anyone entering or exiting the home or simply enjoying a brief breath of fresh air. Indoor hives are often found in the attic, which is sometimes accessible through exterior holes or cracks.
- How and When to Deal with Hives
June is usually the best time for wasp control. It is in this part of the year that the queen has already set up a colony, but it’s still in its early stages. This also makes nests and hives smaller and harder to find. Night is the coolest time of the day, which makes it the best time to approach hives.
- Staying Safe
Bee and wasp stings should be taken very seriously. It’s estimated that over 50 people in North America die each year from bee and wasp stings. In all scenarios, whether you’re allergic or not, leave bee and wasp removal to the professionals. Having the right gear and experience when handling wasps and bees is the key to successful removal.
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