Bee & Yellow Jacket Control
Bees in Indiana
While honeybees are useful because of the role they play in the fertilization of plants, they can also be a nuisance to homeowners. Honeybees have been known to build their extensive hive systems within exposed walls, chimneys and eves of homes, and bees can be dangerous when they’re defending their hive.
Seven distinct species of honeybees are recognized, and most species of bees are typically not aggressive. However, once a worker bee becomes alarmed, it releases a pheromone that alerts other bees of a possible danger and could lead to swarms outside the hive. Thousands of these insects live together in a hive, but only workers possess stings.
Indiana Pest Control works with local beekeepers and even have managed they’re on hives to keep the honey bee populations strong.
Yellow jackets are often mistaken for the common honeybee, but they are a breed of wasp. When these aggressive scavengers nest in homes, it is typically in the attic. If you’ve noticed a wet spot on your ceiling that is slowly getting larger, it may indicate the presence of a yellow jacket hive.
During the cold Indiana winter, honeybees will gather together inside the hive, called “overwintering,” eating the honey they have made throughout the warmer months. Homeowners may not realize that a hive is inside their walls during this time of year. Yellow jacket workers do not overwinter, but the queen will hibernate, sometimes in attics.
If you suspect that your home has been infiltrated by a hive of honeybees or yellow jackets, it is best to leave it alone and call in Indiana Pest Control professionals for a free removal quote. Aggravating these types of pests can lead to unpleasant stings, and completely removing every part of the hive is necessary to ensure that bees and wasps do not return.