Bee season is approaching in the beginning of spring, and it’s important to prepare your yard to prevent a bee infestation. While bees are an essential part of pollination, there is no need to host an unwanted colony in your yard. A beehive can be incredibly dangerous to be near, especially for young children. The following are some ways to prepare for the upcoming bee season.
Protect Your Home from Hives
Bees will not only look for places to nest in your yard, they can also create their hives in vents, attics and crawl spaces. Destroying hives that are located in these tight spots is more difficult than when they’re out in the open. You can prevent them from creating their hives in these places by sealing all points of entry with caulk. Bees can fit through small spaces, so look out for any cracks or holes. When bee season arrives, there are several precautionary measures that you can take to avoid attracting a swarm of bees. Clean up any clutter and properly store any lawn equipment, because these can provide shelter for bees. If you spill any sugary drinks, make sure to thoroughly clean it up. Avoid wearing any sweet smelling perfumes or lotions, as well as wearing any bright colors that may attract bees.
Dealing With a Beehive
There are home remedies that exist for dealing with a beehive, but approaching one is dangerous, and should be left to trained professionals. Hiring a pest control service is one of the safest and most effective ways of getting rid of a beehive. Bee exterminators have the right tools and knowledge to deal with the infestation once and for all. If you wish to keep the bees alive, you can also contact a beekeeper to see if they will relocate the hive for you.
Contact Peace of Mind
If you live in Merced, San Joaquin or Stanislaus County in California and your home is infested with a beehive, contact Peace of Mind. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will assist you with your pest control needs. We also offer services to deal with termites, rodents, ants and many other pests that may look to invade your property. Give us a call to set up an appointment. We offer a free pest control estimate, and we will thoroughly inspect your property and provide a comprehensive evaluation.