How to help prevent Bees inhabiting your home
Posted By MyGuy
Now that its spring bees of all kinds are a buzz! It is the time to bee
proof your home. The best way to prevent bees for establishing a colony
on your property is to deny them access. Honey bees and there counter
part Africanized bees require three things in order to survive:
Plant flowers and blossoms are the food part swimming pools and excess
water is the water part. Small holes and burrows make for a great home.
They will nest in just about anything like trees voids in rocks stored
flower pots, BBq's, valve boxes, discarded car tires, old appliances
and my favorite the walls of your home. They looks for holes as small
as 3/16 of an inch. How can you help! Fill in all holes on the house 1/8
in diameter or larger in trees, structures and block walls. Caulk cracks
in walls and the foundations and around the bird blocking of your roof.
Check that all chimneys that meet the roof are sealed tight. Put screens
over drains, attic vents, irrigation valve box holes. Remove all debris
and clutter from around the house, fill in any old animal burrows in the
ground. And keep shed doors tightly closed and in good repair. Watch water
sources such as pools, spas, and fountains. Sometimes just increasing
the algaecide levels is enough to discourage bees. Water early in the
morning and ensure no leaky fixtures, or excess run off sometime bees
will feed on evaporative cooler pads or trays. Place a once or two of
pine scented cleaner in the tray to help.
If you have an issue please call MyGuy asap.
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