The photo below is a picture of what's forming in the tree in front of my house. which has led me to write this blog about bee season . As spring approaches, so does bee season. While bees are an essential part of our ecosystem and play a crucial role in pollination, they can also pose a threat to homeowners if they decide to build a hive on or near your property. Not only can this be dangerous for you and your family, but it can also be detrimental to the bees if they are disturbed or destroyed. In this blog, we will discuss bee season and how to protect your home from an infestation.
What is Bee Season?
Bee season typically begins in the spring when flowers start to bloom and the weather starts to warm up. During this time, bees become more active and begin to build hives. While bees are essential for pollination and help to create a healthy ecosystem, they can also be a nuisance if they decide to build their hive on or near your property.
Why Do Bees Build Their Hives on Your Property?
Bees are attracted to properties that provide a suitable habitat for their hives. This includes areas with ample food sources, such as flowering plants and trees, and shelter from the elements. Bees are also attracted to areas with water sources, such as swimming pools, bird baths, and leaky pipes. How to Protect Your Home from a Bee Infestation
There are several steps you can take to protect your home from a bee infestation:
Seal Cracks and Holes
Bees can enter your home through cracks and holes in the walls, roof, and foundation. Seal any openings with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent bees from entering your home.
Keep Your Yard Maintained
Bees are attracted to overgrown yards and unkempt gardens. Keep your yard maintained by mowing the lawn, trimming bushes and trees, and removing any debris or standing water.
Use Bee Repellent
There are several natural bee repellents that you can use to deter bees from your property. Some of the most effective repellents include peppermint oil, citronella, and eucalyptus oil.
Avoid Wearing Bright Colors and Strong Scents
Bees are attracted to bright colors and strong scents. Avoid wearing brightly colored clothing and strong perfumes or colognes when spending time outdoors.
Call a Professional
If you suspect that you have a bee infestation on your property, it is important to call a professional bee removal service. Attempting to remove a hive on your own can be dangerous and may result in injury to you or the bees. We have some great bee company referrals so reach out if you are in need.
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