In Florida it isn’t unusual to see honey bees roaming about; however, it can still be quite scary for those who are allergic to these insects and to those who have a fear of them. Honey bees are known to hang out in their hives that can usually be found in an outdoor corner of your home. While these bugs do roam about, they usually tend to mind their business unless bothered. Although, once they grow pretty big as a colony, they can become a nuisance or concern for many people. When this becomes the case, it may be time to phone the experts and consider getting the bees removed or relocated. Removing bees from the home can get a negative rep sometimes, but we choose to think of it as a way of educating the people we visit while helping them out with their problem. These honey bees are very crucial to the environment and are even recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture, making the removal service a careful one. We use this time to give you all the honey bee facts so that you can be informed about their vital role to the environment while we save your house from any further hive damage.
Signs of a Honey Bee Infestation
Honey bee infestations are usually not obvious at first due to them being all over the place during the warmer months. Although, there a few signs you can look out for that well tell you if you have honey bees or a honey bee infestation. One of the surefire signs of an infestation is buzzing and humming sounds being heard in your house. This does not mean that the bees are in the house, rather that there are so many of them outside your home in a particular area that you can hear them while inside your house. You won’t hear just a few as the buzzing and humming sounds are not too loud; however, once the honey bee colony has grown to large size you will begin to hear the sounds as they collectively buzz and hum. Another sign that is easy to spot is a “wet spot”. What we mean by a wet spot is melted honey or wax comb on your ceilings and walls. Once the infestation has grown you will begin to see these melted substances melt into your home from the outside. This can cause quite a bit of damage to the home so it’s critical to pay attention to other signs before it gets this bad. The last sign you will see is honey bees in your home. This one is a little bit more unlikely than the other two; nonetheless, it happens to many people who are dealing with an infestation. The honey bees will begin to fly through your home in hopes they find food to munch on. When this starts to happen it’s time to call in an expert such as one from Quality Pest Control to get rid of these bees safely and carefully.
If you have begun to notice any of the above signs, then there is no doubt that you are dealing with a honey bee infestation in your home. Honey bees are not the worst pest to infest your home; however, they do come with some drawbacks as any pest does. One of the worst drawbacks is that it is very frowned upon to get rid of these bugs by yourself. Honey bees are a vital part of the environment, with one single bee having the ability to pollinate many crops. Because of this ability and the fact that honey bees are getting closer and closer to being on the endangered species list, it is best to have a professional come out and deal with them for you. This is why it is so important to look out for any of the above signs so our team at Quality Pest Control can come out and deal with your problem for you. If you think that any of the above signs apply to you then it does not hurt to give us a call. Contact us today at (239) 540-2359 to learn more about our honey bee services.