Bees are one of the oldest living species. In addition to providing humans with beeswax and honey, they pollinate about 1/3 of all crops eaten in the U.S. However, since the pests also construct nests in homes, barns, and sheds, homeowners find their presence frustrating. To get rid of bees on your property, call Critter Control of Salt Lake City and schedule an inspection. You can also contact us here.
Bees' already dwindling numbers worldwide threatens future agriculture, so efforts should be made to discourage or relocate them, rather than destroy their hives. Professional pest control services will ensure safe and efficient prevention and removal of bees.
Control and Safety
Homeowners can deter the pests by removing flowers like sunflowers, coneflowers, goldenrod, and clovers from gardens and flowerbeds, which attract bees. Sealing cracks in building exteriors and replacing a broken window and door screens reduces the possibility of finding them inside. Finally, make sure all exposed outdoor wood has been treated to discourage wood-boring species.
Although not native to North America, bees are found in every U.S. state. Some species, like Africanized or "killer" honeybees, require tropical climates to survive. Honey and bumblebees build wax hives, while ground bees dig holes in wood or earth.
Are bees known to enter homes or yards?
In nature, bees nest in trees and logs. When given access to homes, the pests construct hives in walls, attics, or crawlspaces. Ground-dwelling bees search for large areas of exposed, dry, undisturbed soil, and find sparse lawns inviting places to dig tunnels and lay eggs.
Do bees harm people or property?
These generally passive pests will sting when they feel threatened. Stings are painful and sting sites may swell. Allergic individuals can go into anaphylactic shock after an encounter with a bee. Additionally, ground-dwelling bee species may dig up lawns and ruin landscaping.