A home owner in Lennox Head recently had a problem with bees nesting inside the wall cavity of their two-storey brick home.
The bees had entered the wall through the weep holes in the bricks. These weep holes need to be open, but they can provide an entrance for insects into the home if not managed correctly with treatments of physical barriers.
As the nest grew bigger and bigger, the increasing number of bees presented a real problem to the home owners. With the likelihood of being stung increasing, and the problems with pain and possible severe allergic reactions, there are also the potential issues from having a nest containing sweet honey inside the walls of the home. Reacting quickly is important in cases like this.
As relocation wasn’t an option in this particular case, our treatment involved a carefully applied dusting treatment to take care of the bees. We then installed special weep hole protectors to the brickwork, which still allow the weep holes to function as they need to, but do stop any reinfestation through these entrance points.
If you have a problem with bees or any other pest at your home or business, call us today on 5616 0206 and we will sort it out for you!