How to help prevent Bees inhabiting your home

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How to help prevent Bees inhabiting your home

Posted By MyGuy || 21-Apr-2011

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:

  • food
  • water
  • shelter

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.

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Categories: Pest Control

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