As I had mentioned in another blog in February, bees are becoming very active. We have done 5 bee jobs in the last week and a half. They are on the prowl, looking for new places to call “home.” Of course, our job is to get rid of them before they start to settle down in a place that endangers humans. Sometimes we are able to stray them away from the place where they are setting up camp, but other times we have to use chemicals to get rid of the population.
Something kind of scary happened to me last week in Gold Canyon. I had parked under a tree in front of a customers house, and was spraying their property. I put my gear away, and went to take an invoice to the customer. In the amount of time that it took for me to go to the customers front door, and walk back to my truck, bees started swarming in the tree that I was parked under. I immediately went and let the customer know to keep an eye out, and to be very cautious. When bees swarm, they are normally gone within 24-48 hours.
What they do is they all group up, and make a football shaped figure. If you see something like this in a tree in your yard, do not worry. Obviously it is best to stay away from the area, but they are not building a hive in your tree, so do not stress out. They are not there to stay permanently, and will be gone pretty quickly. Now, if they are flying out from an eave in your roof, or something to that degree, give us a call, we will come and check it out!