Honeycomb removal is a necessary part of any bee removal process. By doing this, you prevent infestations from other pests, possible structural damage from melting honey, and you eliminate the prospect of bees returning to your home.
Abandoned honeycombs can become infested with scavenger insects or may attract rodent pests that can enter the home and cause more trouble. Hence, removal is advised, but it should be handled with special care by a professional.
Our ACE Experts will eliminate the possibility of another bee colony making a home in an abandoned honeycomb by removing it, painting over the nest area, filling the nest cavity with insulation, then sealing and painting all entrance holes. Doing so will drop the risk another swarm smelling the old nest and moving in.
If you hear buzzing in the wall, this is a characteristic of a bee hive making a honeycomb in the wall. Not only can honeycombs attract pests, but the abandoned honey can also absorb moisture and ferment, producing a gas that causes the cappings holding honey in the cells to rupture, seep into the drywall, and create large amounts of cleanup and costly replacements. An abandoned honeycomb over time will start to decay and produce a foul smell that can only go away when the honeycomb is removed.
Most honeybee stings are not deadly though allergic reactions are common and could result in a visit to the hospital. There are no physical traits to tell European honey bees from dangerous Africanized honey bee apart. A sting from an Africanized honey bee colony could result in the death of a pet or human. Bees, especially in numbers, can be very dangerous, and bee removal should be left up to the professionals.
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