Yesterday i went down stairs and i saw lot of bees in the basement. I
am not sure how they are coming into basement.
Is there a hole in my foundattion? i am not sure..
Who should i call some body to fix this problem?
I can kill the bees with a spray, but i want to have permanet
Thanks for any ideas.
Its getting cold and the bees or yellow jackets that are living in your
walls somewhere are looking to stay alive. Get a pro to handle it ,
spraying from the outside will just drive them in If they are honey bees
you want to remove the nest. They have to spray from inside to.
:) Call a local beekeeper, they usually will take away a hive for free.
I wish I could find that in the Dallas areas. Going
price seems to be $250 whether they remove or kill the
This is due more than anything else to mites that are preying on them as
well as cold temps (in some areas). Last year, our flowering trees were
covered with bees -- this year I saw two bumble-bees all summer long and not
a single honey bee at all; a true heartbreaker. I've considered putting a
colony in the back yard just to repopulate the area but we have little 'uns
so.... Thankfully there are plenty of other pollinators (remember, the
honey bee is actually an introduced species -- it's not native to the US).
Time to call in a licensed pest control company, Anil. If you want to be
eco-friendly and such, take a photograph of the insects (use the zoom to get
as close up as possible without endangering yourself) and have it positively
identified -- if it's a honeybee, call someone who raises honeybees and see
if they want to come in and remove the bees for greener pastures. :) If
it's not, or you do not wish to fool with the issue any longer, then call
Obviously, the bees have managed to access your basement through the
outside. Be it foundation, attached structure, or otherwise they definitely
did not start in there. ;) You'll want to look in the general vicinity of
the hive for the entry point. (Do this AFTER the removal of course.) If
you're a patient type, you can sit outside and watch the wall where the hive
is at on the inside -- as the buggers come and go you'll catch their entry
point. That might not work though -- depends on how your house is
constructed, if there's a deck or an add-on, and so forth (common sense
applies here obviously).
Once the hive is gone and you have clear access, you'll want to address what
got you to this point in the first place so you do not suffer a repeat visit
next year (or this year for that matter -- still plenty of warm/cool
Thanks for the information.
After i read your review, i think i can locate the area where they are
going into my basement. In front of my house i have small porch. when
i go out, i can see all the bees going below a small vynal siding near
I was wondering what is the best way to close that entry for these
Sounds about right -- I would expect them to be under that porch somewhere
You'd really have to get a closer look at it and that will have to wait
until you have them removed -- besides, I don't think you want to close that
up until they're gone anyway. :)
Get your local pest control company involved -- they'll square you away.
On 20 Oct 2003 16:08:57 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (anil chada) wrote:
Yes you do want a permanent solution. No you probably can't
kill them all. And the ones that get away will be mad.
You are better off to trap them. It's easy to do. Find out
where they come in. Put a trap on at night. Next day they all go out
to work and get caught. After you remove the trap, you fill the hole
with caulk. They don't come back.
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