Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

Removing Honey Bees From A Wall In Your Home

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If you have bees within the walls of your home, you will most likely want to take the necessary steps in having them removed promptly. Bees that are left in the walls of a home can lead to unfortunate stings and odorous decay of their honeycomb. Often honeybees will take up residence within a home's walls as they are looking for a new place to build a hive outdoors. To break the cycle, take the following steps in removing honeybees from your home's walls for good.

Pinpoint The Location

Before you can remove bees from a wall, the exact location of their hive should be found. Lightly tap on walls where you suspect bees are harbored underneath the drywall. If you hear a buzzing sound in response you will need to look at the exterior of the home on the opposite side of this general spot to see if you can find the entryway the bees are using.

Look for cracks in the exterior and observe them for a day or so to see if you notice any bees slipping through to get to the interior of your walls. Once you have found the bees' home, you will be better off in determining how to remove them.

Contact A Beekeeper

Many beekeepers will try to save honeybees in walls and will relocate them so they can collect their honey. If you have seen shops in your town selling local honey, pick up one of these products and look up the information on the packaging to find a beekeeper in your area. They may be able to come to your home to help you get the bees out without killing them. In many instances, you would need a carpenter available to drill a hole in the drywall where the bees are located so the beekeeper can access the honeycomb. After the bees are removed, the wall will need to be removed so the remains of the hive can be cleaned up.

Try Relocation

If you find the area bees use to gain entry to the home, you may be able to relocate them to the outdoors by constructing a method that allows bees to go out but not back in. Construct a cone shape from a piece of chicken wire and place it over the crack or hole so the smaller end is facing outward. Make sure the piece facing the home is an inch or two bigger than the crack the bees are escaping from so the crevice is completely contained.

The smaller end should have an opening big enough for a bee to escape but small enough that they cannot easily fly inside. Since honeybees are smaller than an inch in size, an inch or two in hole circumference should suffice. You will need to staple, nail, or even tape the wire to the exterior of your home, temporarily. This method will take several weeks to remove bees from the home, but when they seem to have left, you can have a contractor tear down the wall so you can clean and rebuild.

Call A Professional

Pest control services are seasoned in the steps needed to safely remove honey bees from within walls. They often have the experience in handling the drywall removal and repair so you do not need to hire a separate service. Pesticides would be administered to kill bees on contact and then clean-up would need to be done to remove the dead bees and honeycomb from the wall.

For more information, talk to a professional like ASAP Bee Removal.

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10 November 2015