If you have bees on your property, choose an expert for your problem. Call AAAC Wildlife Removal Denver, CO, and schedule a consultation. One of our experienced bee specialists will come to your home or business and assess the situation. We will determine the best way to eliminate the bees while causing the least amount of harm to them.
Why Are Bees Flying Around My House?
Bees flying around your home are usually because of scout bees trying to find a new place for their hive. Once they find a good spot, they will go back to the current hive and let the others know.
Some scout bees that have left the hive temporarily might get lost and end up in your home by mistake. They eventually will disappear in an hour or so to find their original colony.
During spring or autumn, scout bees are usually first deployed to find a suitable location to swarm. It does not constitute a swarm if you have 20 or more bees hovering around your house. This often happens, as the weather warms in early spring.
Signs That You Have A Bee Infestation
Bee infestation often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. If you see bees flying in and out of an opening in your home, this is a sure sign that you have a bee problem. Another obvious sign is when you found an active nest, which can also be an old hive if the bees have been there for a while, inside your home. You can locate the beehive when you see a large number of bees flying in and out of the same area.
Beeswax around your home is also an indication that you might have a bee problem. Bees use this wax to build their hive and it can be found on walls, ceilings, and floors. If you see beeswax, this is a sure sign that you have a bee problem. When honey bees fill the gap of your walls or ceilings with their honeycombs and fill it with honey, the infrastructure of your home will have dark spots or staining.
This is caused by the honey seeping out of honeycomb and can rot drywall, wood, and other building materials. This can also attract other insects, such as wasps, and pests into your home.
How to Get Rid of Bees?
If you’re afraid of being stung or you have an allergy that can be triggered by bee stings, or maybe you simply want the bees gone, there are a few things you can do to eliminate them.
Call a beekeeper in your area
Professional beekeepers know how to handle bees. It will be safe for them to remove the bees from your property and relocate them to their apiary. They can also remove the beehive from your property.
Mothballs don’t smell good to bees, so you can keep them away from your home using these. Place mothballs around the areas that are infested by bees and even hang them around your yard to keep your home bee-free.
This, however, is not a long-term solution as mothballs are harmful to human health as well.
Smoke them out
You can use a bee smoker to drive the bees away from your property. This is a common method used by professional beekeepers when they need to remove bees from an area.
Bees dislike the strong smell it has. Cinnamon will cause bees to look for another spot to swarm if you sprinkle it around their beehive every day for a week without killing them.
Vinegar spray solution
This is one of the easy to make as a bee repellant, just mix an equal amount of water and vinegar in a bottle then shake. Make sure to spray it around the bee nest at night where they are sleeping and the other spot where you see bees lurking. This will drive bees out of your home in no time.
Bee repelling plants
Keep live bees away by planting plants with a pungent smell such as citronella, eucalyptus, and mint. They are also easy to grow. In case you don’t have much experience in gardening, you can use the citronella candle scent instead.
Hire a professional bee exterminator
If you don’t have the time and patience to wait for the bees to leave on their own, then your best bet is to hire an excellent pest control service that specializes in bee removal. Experts like AAAC Wildlife Removal of Denver can help you eliminate your bee problem quickly and efficiently.
Can I Remove Bees Myself?
While it is possible to remove the bees yourself, we simply do not recommend it. At best, you’ll be ineffective and at worst, you could get swarmed and seriously injured by angry bees. Leave it to the professionals.
If you are not experienced in handling bees, you are likely to be stung. Bee stings can be painful and, in some cases, cause serious allergic reactions. If you are allergic to bee stings, you should not attempt of removing bees yourself. Instead, you should call a professional.
How to Keep Bees Away from Your House
There are many ways to keep bees away from your area. Bees are attracted to sweet smells, so it’s important to keep your home clean and free of anything that might attract them. Here are some of the useful tips on how to keep bees away:
Avoid planting flowers and plants that attract bees
If you have a garden, avoid planting flowers and plants that can easily attract bees to come near your home. Flowers attract bees and other insects. Bees are attracted to clovers, poppies, honeysuckles, and even herbs like thyme and oregano. They also like brightly colored plants.
Natural Home Remedies
Some of the natural home remedies that can keep bees away from your home are:
- Cucumber peels
- Crushed Garlic
- Potted Marigolds
- Citronella Scented Candles
- Citronella, Mint, and Eucalyptus plants
Keep all food and drink covered
Bees are attracted to sweet smells. Make sure to keep all food and drink covered when you’re not using them. This includes fruit, honey, sugar, and even syrup.
Alter your landscaping
Adding mint and lemongrass to your landscaping can help keep bees away. These plants have a strong smell that bees don’t like. You can also plant these in pots and place them around your home.
Avoid wearing bright colors
Bees can see a wider range of colors than we can so a yellow swimsuit or shirt may look like a delicious sunflower to them. To avoid being stung, it’s best to wear darker colors when you’re outside.
Make your house insect-free
Make sure to keep your house clean and free of any insects. You should also seal any cracks or holes in your walls as bees can easily fit through them.
If you follow these tips, you should be able to lower the chances of bees being attracted to your house. However, if you already have a bee problem, it’s best to call a professional.
Bee Exterminator Denver
If you live in the Denver area and are having trouble with bees, give us a call at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Denver. We are a pest control company that specializes in bee removal, wasp removal, and other stinging insects removal. We also remove bee, hornet, and wasp nest.
Removing wasp nests, hornet nests, and bee hives typically requires special equipment and protective clothing. Our technicians are fully trained and equipped to handle stinging insect control problems of any size.
We also offer a wide range of other wildlife removal services, so if you have another type of pest problems, such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, snakes, or mice, we can help with that too. Give us a call today to learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are there so many bees in Colorado?
A. Colorado experiences a large influx of bees every year due to the state’s climate and terrain. Bees have their “feeding frenzy” in the spring and summer when flowers are blooming, before winter sets in. This is when they are most likely to be seen in large numbers.
Q: How do bees survive winter in Colorado?
A. During the winter months, bees need to generate enough heat to keep warm. Honey bees do not hibernate but instead form a tight cluster where they vibrate their wing muscles and shiver to generate warmth on the coldest of winter days.
Q: Who removes bees in Colorado?
A. If you have a bee problem, it’s best to call a bee exterminator like AAAC Wildlife Removal of Denver. We are a pest control company that specializes in bee removal, wasp removal, and other stinging insects removal. Our technicians are fully trained and equipped to handle stinging insect control problems of any size.