One of the most frequent questions we get from San Diego-area business and homeowners is: Why do bees keep returning to my home year after year?
We know this can be frustrating! You think you have remedied the problem on your own. Or maybe you have spent a lot of money hiring a bee removal company to bee proof your property. However, when springtime rolls around, you begin to notice the tell-tale sign of a honey bee hive: an increase in bee activity going in and out of one area of your home.
Bee proofing is a tough job. Bees are small and industrious. And where there’s a will, there’s a way! The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent bees from nesting on your property or returning to the same location year after year.
Remove things that attract bees.
If bees can have everything they want on your property, why wouldn’t they stick around? The reality is there are certain things that honey bees need to survive: water, a protected space, access to plentiful flowering plants. If they can find these things on your property they will likely stay there until they’ve outgrown the space.
If you are seeing an increase in bee activity, remove obvious nesting spots. Unmoved or abandoned lawn furniture and machines or piles of logs can all make great nesting spots for honey bees. Take note of any watering holes on the premises such as bird feeders or a leaky pipe as these can attract honey bees who need water for their survival and to maintain the temperature of their hive.
Get professional bee proofing.
Honey bees can access the structure of your home through a very small opening. Cracks around window or door frames, pipes and vents or spaces behind siding and stucco can all make easy access points for honey bees. While you certainly can inspect your home from top to bottom, it is best to hire a professional to do the job for you. They will know exactly what to look for and have the right materials to secure the spaces to ensure bees cannot gain access.
Remove all signs of a previous infestation.
One of the biggest reasons why honey bees return is because of the remnants of a previous infestation. Honeycomb contains odors that will attract other bees. If you have removed a hive or if you’ve hired a novice bee removal company and they have not removed all of the honey and honeycomb from the area, these odors are still present. Now, you run the risk of attracting other bees to the same space. By working with a highly experienced bee removal company such as D-Tek Live Bee Removal, you can rest easy knowing that our expert technicians will completely remove bees and all signs of the bees so that you do not have to worry about another colony arriving next season.
Why choose D-Tek Live Bee Removal for San Diego bee proofing?
Bee proofing is a challenging job. If you have concerns about a honey bee infestation in San Diego, give the experts at D-Tek Live Bee Removal a call. We use safe and humane practices to ensure that bees are removed alive and well from your property. They are then rehomed to a local apiary where they can continue to thrive.
With every bee removal service, we automatically bee proof the area to prevent a future infestation. We offer full home bee proofing services as well, where we will take thorough preventative measures to protect your home from future bee infestations.
Bee proofing is an important service for San Diego residents. A honey bee hive built into the wall of your home can cause an extreme amount of damage to your structure and electrical systems. By doing preventive work, you can save yourself a headache and a lot of money down the road.
San Diego, Escondido, Vista, Pacific Beach and Point Loma residents trust D-Tek Live Bee Removal for all of their bee proofing, bee removal and bee removal repair needs. With 15 years of experience, you can trust our team to professionally and effectively remove bees and prevent future infestations.