How To Get Rid Of Bees In The Wall
Honey bees are among the most common type of flying insect to nest inside a structure’s walls. And, because of their importance to agriculture, removing them is often a challenging process that requires significant skill and planning. Because each situation is unique, removal needs to be conducted on a case by case basis.
First – Identify the Type of Bee
Before you can get rid of the nest in your walls you first need to know what type of bee you’re dealing with. Usually it will be honey bees, but that is not guaranteed. And, you don’t want to go in thinking you’re dealing with honey bees only to find out it’s a nest of yellow jackets!
Typically, honey bees will be seen entering and exiting the nest cavity in the spring months. Ideally, you should look to see if you can find any dead bees nearby as that will help you make a more definitive identification. If you can see any part of the nest that will also help. Honey bees build their nests out of wax. If other material is seen, such as paper, wood fibers, or mud then you’re not dealing with honey bees.
Second – Contact an Exterminator to Perform the Removal
There are different removal processes for different types of bees or other winged pests. In most cases, a nighttime removal works best because the nest won’t be as active. It is also easier to remove the nest during colder weather as it will be easier to remove the nest and close off the entry way so newly hatched queens won’t be able to return next spring.
Bees can enter a structure’s wall through any opening as small as 5/16 inch. The last thing you want to do is plug the bees’ entry hole before the nest is removed. Doing so will cause the bees to look for other exit and entry points and this can ultimately result in the bees getting inside your living space!
Don’t Try Getting Rid of a Bee Colony Alone – Call JP McHale
Honey bees are valuable pollinators, so they need to be treated with the utmost respect. For this reason, you need to call a pest professional with years’ of experience handling bees and other winged insects. JP McHale can safely and effectively remove the bee nest in your wall so you don’t have to. Don’t try doing it by yourself or you could rile up a nest of stinging insects. Call JP McHale today. We’re a family-owned and operated business in New York City and we put our customers first each and every time. We’re here to help so give us a call today.