Honey bees are a valued part of the food chain, but they can cause a serious problem if they take up residence in the walls or attic of your home. Their nests can last for years without treatment, as one couple recently discovered. They just concluded a three-year battle with honey bee infestation in their Hartford, CT apartment.
Their problem finally came to an end last month as exterminators spent two days removing thousands of bees that left honey dripping everywhere in the apartment. The sticky substance can permanently stain ceilings and walls as well as attract pests such as ants and cockroaches.
The procedure created some local controversy as questions were raised as to whether or not the bees had to die. While Connecticut has no laws against the extermination of honey bees, experts agree that a beekeeper would have been able to save the bees along with the honey while limiting the damage done to the apartment.
After the ceiling was repaired and the apartment was repainted, the couple was able to return to their home. The building’s property manager stated that her first concern was facilitating removal of the bees and said in the future she would contact a beekeeper.
Honey bees are protected by New Jersey law, so be sure to consult our experienced technicians at Allison Pest Control before taking action. We can identify the problem and assist with humane, efficient removal of stinging insects and other household pests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.