What to Do If There’s a Beehive in Your House
Despite bees being an incredibly valuable asset to the environment, and hugely beneficial to us as humans, the majority of people are actually petrified of them. You see, whether it’s pollinating fruits and vegetables so we can eat them, helping plants to grow so they can keep emitting oxygen, or producing honey, bees should be protected.
Although, we appreciate that you most likely won’t want a beehive in your home. Although, you should certainly not just exterminate it and kill all of the bees inside, as the number of bees in existence is on the decline. But, on the other hand, bees are very protective and can become aggressive very quickly.
So, what options do you have as a homeowner?
Well, we’ve put together some tips which should definitely make the situation easier to deal with. If you have a beehive in your house, or you just generally want the knowledge, so you’re prepared for the future, check these out…
Keep your distance
Ultimately, you don’t want you or any of your family members getting stung by an angry bee. So, in order to keep the bees as calm as possible, just keep your distance. Typically, bees will only attack if they feel they’re hive or their queen is under threat. Moreover, the hive is considered as their safe haven, so if you give it space, the bees won’t tend to flock elsewhere – they’ll just stay around the hive.
Determine where the hive is
While it’s important to give the hive room and not disturb it, you do want to ensure you know exactly where it is. If you don’t determine where it is, and at least have one eye on it, you won’t be able to avoid it. Essentially, if you know where the hive is, you know where the bees are, and then you’ll be able to keep you and your family at a safe distance away. Plus, you want to make sure they don’t spread to other areas.
Avoid trying to capture the bees
DO NOT try to capture the bees yourself, and there are so many reasons why that’s a bad idea if you’re not trained. Firstly, and most obviously, you could end up with multiple stings. Secondly, you could cause mayhem inside the hive, resulting in the bees escaping to other areas of your home. Lastly, even if you do manage to trap them all, you won’t have anywhere to release them without them being extremely angry.
SEEK A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!
Without a shadow of a doubt, the best thing you can do if you discover a beehive in your house is to call a professional removal service. Having someone with experience and training in that field should not be underestimated at all. Not only will they make sure every fragment of the hive is removed, but they’ll also ensure the bees are released safely.