Mid-March to early July is considered rush season in the United States. During this time, honey bees begin to reproduce and create a new colony around the property. At this point, the hive population is abundant in San Antonio. Consequently, the hive is overcrowded, encouraging them to separate into separate colonies.
Bees are attracted to properties that smell like honey. If your San Antonio property has been infested with beehives in the past, or if they have not been properly removed, your property can act as a breeding ground for bees. The risk of infection is even greater if your home is in a favored climate or has a good food source nearby.
It is normal when you notice a bee flying around the house. If you see bees inside your home very often, they may have found a way to enter your property. They can enter any structure or object that has a hole one inch or larger. Whether it’s a fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room vents, attic or gutters, these unwanted creatures can invade any area of your property.
Before bees make your property their home, you need to take preventative measures. Here are some tips to remove these unwanted pests from your San Antonio property:
1. Don’t plant flowers that attract bees
Bees are usually attracted to poppies, honeysuckle, clover, oregano and thyme plants. They are bright and smell good. Be sure not to plant these flowers in your garden, especially in the river season.
2. Preventing nests in the yard
Backyard nesting seems like an exciting idea for you. But, it can create problems for you. These nests can create a perfect place for bees to invade. To prevent such hazards, cover your grills and properly seal your treehouses and sheds.
3. Avoid wasps
Most people confuse bees with wasps. They look like yellow and black creatures buzzing around your bin or outdoor gathering. Also avoid wasps. Seal food and dispose of waste in a closed container to prevent the risk of contamination by these creatures.
4. Try home remedies
Some natural repellants work better on eliminating bees from your property. Instead of harmful sprays, you can make your own natural repellent using these household ingredients to prevent bee infestations:
Organic baby powder
Vanilla mixed with baby oil
5. Remove the honeycomb
If you have had problems with bees before, remove the honeycomb. Scents of pheromones left in the honeycomb can attract new bees.
In Texas, killing bees in the wild is a crime. But if they nest inside a wall or outside your property, they will be considered pests and can be exterminated. Hiring professional pest control services can make your job easy. Contact Accurate Pest Control to get the best pest control in San Antonio.