My house has vinyl siding.
Honey bees in siding of house.
How to get rid of bees in siding.
Seal entrances on the outside of the house to prevent bees from entering siding.
Whether it s the fall season and you re hoping to squeeze in a little more patio time perhaps with some hot chocolate sitting around an outdoor firepit or spring is here and you want to soak in the sunshine chances are you d like to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about one of nature s more aggressive if only annoying pests.
Honey bees often swarm to split the colony to see if the conditions are favorable to setting up a new hive or to rob the hive of honey.
Bees get into corners and spaces between walls or other structures like attics.
The honey bee is one half to three fourths an inch in length.
Make sure any honeyed siding is thoroughly cleaned or the honey smell will attract new bees.
You hear buzzing you start seeing honey bees active around your property after some searching you find bees flying to and from a particular spot an opening in your wall or soffit a crack in the foundation under some siding.
However by establishing a colony in a house building or hollow tree next to the home honey bees may become a nuisance or hazard to.
Common places for bees to hide and build nests include overhangs cracks window frames shutters door frames and underneath the siding.
This is different than a swarm.
If you have honey bees in your house you don t need to worry.
Getting them out of there can be a tedious task.
But in case you are allergic get them removed.
Honey bees produce millions of dollars worth of honey and beeswax as well as pollinate commercial fruits vegetables and field crops that we depend on for food.
They are exceptionally valuable to human welfare.
You know you ve got honey bees in your house.
Some honey bees look black too.
They aren t aggressive but this is happening right by the most used door of the house so it s probably just a matter of time before i piss them off.
If you see a honey bee in the united states you ll be looking at the european honey bee.
How to get rid of the bees.
Even though a hive nestled inside the wood aluminum or vinyl siding is hard to actually reach these are in fact some of the easiest and safest types of nests to get rid of because they require no contact.
I ve also had one get in the house as i was going in the door.
Honey bees aren t native to the united states and they were transported to the us by european settlers.
Where the siding meets the concrete foundation of the house bees are going up there and i assume they re building a hive of some sort.
Also make sure all holes all around the house that they can get in are closed up because there will be some bees that do not get captured and removed who commonly try to reestablish the hive as a drone hive hoping to attract a roving queen to.