What To Do If You Find A Bees Nest
Well its that time of year again that we all love! Its hard not to notice that the weather is warming up and we can’t wait to get out into the garden and enjoy it. However, you may have also noticed bees buzzing around.
Bees are great pollinators and some bees produce honey which is widely consumed and much loved by many of us. However, every now and then bees can become a nuisance or deemed dangerous if people have allergy’s or young children. Due to new laws bees can no longer be dealt with the use of pesticides, so what do you do if you have a troublesome bees nest?
No need to worry our team at STP Pest Control have put together a helpful guide to help you understand what to do if you require the removal of a bees nest anywhere in the Birmingham area.
Are bee's dangerous?
In most cases bees aren’t dangerous, however there are a few scenarios that can cause bees to become aggressive or dangerous:
Lack of nectar producing plants and flowers: in this scenario bees will become aggressive and attack other hives to steal nectar, the defending bees then produce a pheromone that tells all available bees to protect the hive, this pheromone turns everything in the surrounding area of the hive into a threat, including humans!
No queen: if bees don’t have the leadership of a queen, they can become aggressive until the colony or beekeeper replaces the queen.
Heat, humidity and rain can cause a hive to turn aggressive, this is usually towards the end of summer. This is because the temperature of the hive is difficult to maintain making the bees more aggressive and likely to attack
For the majority of people, a bee sting is not a pleasant experience but it isn’t deadly, however bee stings can become dangerous or even deadly if attacked by a swarm or for people with allergies.
How To Remove Bees Nests Without Pesticides?
Unfortunately, bee populations are rapidly decreasing worldwide so, the last thing you want to do is kill the bees with pesticides, so you have a couple of options to try out in order to save the bees:
Call a local beekeeper – in most cases a local beekeeper would be more than happy to safely remove the hive for you.
Natural repellents – pungent smells can repel bees such as, garlic powder, cucumber peels and citronella that is widely available in many forms such as candles and oils.
Pest Control – If your other efforts fail then call in your local pest control to safely remove the bee hive.
There are measures you can take to help prevent unwelcome bees taking up residence on your property:
Seal any holes or cracks on the outside of your property to stop the bees having access to the wall cavities.
Fill wall cavities with insulation or expanding foam
Remove any traces of bees wax or honey as bees are attracted to places other bees have built hives in the past.
Grow citronella plants near your property or burn citronella candles or oil in order to repel bees.
If you are having problems with bees at your property, or require the removal of a bees nest anywhere in the Birmingham area then contact STP Pest Control today – 0121 459 3997
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