Honey bees get their common name from the honey they make using the nectar of flowers. They are social insects found all over the world and are extremely beneficial because of their role in pollination. Honey Bees sometimes make their way into homes while looking for a place to nest. The insects prefer dark and protected areas, so wall voids or chimneys often fit their needs. Any living space exposed to the outside is at risk for bee infestations. Honey bees can benefit the environment in many ways, it is inconvenient and possibly dangerous to let a bee hive thrive near your home. In general, bees only sting to protect themselves or defend their nest. Most stings are only mildly painful, but some people may have an allergic reaction.
It is important to properly identify the particular species living near your home, it is also necessary to know effective application strategies, as well as the limitations and dangers associated with treatment. The only way to rid a home of bees is to remove the hive entirely. This can often be exterminated by injecting a pesticide recommended for bee control into the cavity.