There are few things as exciting as buying a new home and finally getting the key to the front door. Regardless of where you call home, being mindful of bees surrounding your new home is a solid new homeowner decision. Honeybee swarms don't know it is a moving day for you, but they are happy to enter a dwelling with open doors and start a new hive inside the walls, under the floors, in the roof, or the eaves. Sellers should disclose known honeybee activity surrounding your new home, but since agents often are the spokesperson, it is unlikely this will be something you know before purchase.
Ask a Professional to Address Bee Concerns Immediately
New homeowners can be caught up in the newness and excitement of getting settled, but it is critical to address any bee concerns immediately. If a beehive is being built inside your home, you want to get it safely and humanely removed as soon as possible. Beehives left alone will continue to grow and become more invasive to remove. It is easy to search for a local beekeeper in your area who is qualified to remove live bees and relocate them. Since bee awareness is on the rise and these precious buzzers continue to be a vital part of the pollination process, treating bees with care and using an experienced bee removal company is part of the new homeowner’s responsibility.
Bees in harder to reach places may require some level of demolition. If this is the case, find a professional bee removal company that guarantees their repair work, does it the same day as removal, and has qualified technicians to perform the repair work. D-Tek continues to be the top-rated live bee removal company in Southern California, with highly skilled repair work done on the spot and guaranteed for quality.
Facts About Bee Removal for Homeowners
When you move into a new home, it may seem that trying to remove honeybees on your own is a good idea. Be warned – this is not a good idea, and live bee removal should only be done by reputable professionals! Protective gear, equipment, knowledge, and experience make the process smooth and quick. Trying to do this on your own may end you up in the hospital with a gaping hole or rotting honeycomb in your wall. One of the biggest mistakes new homeowners make with beehives in their dwellings is thinking that just killing bees eliminates the problem. If any beehive or honeycomb remains in the wall, other unwanted insects will invade your home to get to the rotting remnants.
- A honeybee hive may have more than 50,000 bees that will be mad you want them out.
- Removing a beehive from within a structure takes experience, skill, and the proper equipment.
- Honeybees are not typically aggressive but will protect their beehive and queen. If someone without experience tries to remove a hive, they may get multiple stings, which can send even someone not allergic to the emergency room.
- Honeybees’ critical participation in the pollination process must be considered when handling beehive removal, and it must be done with integrity.
- Relocation is always an option – not for you, but for the honeybee hive in your home! Local beekeepers have relationships with local beekeepers equipped for relocation. Ensuring this is part of the removal plan is of the utmost importance.
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What New Homeowners Should Avoid When Facing A Beehive Concern
Although it is never recommended for someone to attempt to remove a beehive without experience, here are some "absolute NOs" for new homeowners facing an unwanted beehive. First, do NOT spray soapy water on bees because it will be impossible to spray the entire beehive if it is in the structure. A partial spray will kill some bees and larvae but leave the rest to be built upon. Do NOT spray wasps or bee killers on the walls or under your floorboards. Again, full access is nearly impossible, so you will be left with a partially dead colony and end up with a sticky mess where you will have to call a professional anyway. Do NOT seal the entry point to the beehive. Bees are known for storing, so locking them in has little effect on their survival, and they only become more resourceful in finding a way out, which may end up in an even more inconvenient location in your home. Lastly, NEVER hope the beehive goes away on its own! Ignoring a bee problem will not go away but gets worse.
If you are a new homeowner, congratulations! If you have a beehive in your new home, call a professional live bee removal company like D-Tek. Being diligent in working with a company qualified and experienced in humane live bee removal and relocation is essential to protect declining bee concerns. D-Tek also offers guaranteed repair work done the same day as the removal. Call today for a free inspection!