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Bees, where killer bee hives can be located

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

It is important to keep an eye out for killer bees on your property. They often like to make abandoned objects, man-made objects, or trees their home. In most cases it will become visually apparent that there are bees near your home. Killer bees travel in swarms and live that way as well. Therefore, if you see a few bees take a look around to ensure there isn’t a hive near by. If you discover a hive on your property it is best to call a professional exterminator or bee keeper. Killer bees can and will attack at even the smallest provocation, and you do not want to be the one to upset them. If that were to happen here is a list of what to do, and what not to do around killer bees. Also check out our blog on first aid, if you do get stung by a killer bee.

Killer bees are not very selective about where they live, so they can pretty much make anywhere their home. Killer bees do like to live near places with water like canals, drainage areas, or detention and or retention areas. All of these locations whether water is flowing or just present make good homes for killer bees. Keep these areas in mind. If there are any near your home or even places where you frequent or where children play, be observant of your surroundings. In any case near or far from water these are some typical places you can find a bee hive:

  • Attics
  • Walls
  • Crevices with in a homes structure
  • Chimneys
  • Storage areas and or sheds
  • Dog houses
  • Porches
  • Cars, that are not frequently used
  • Trees, especially hollowed out trees
  • Shrubs
  • Flower pots
  • Garbage cans
  • Power, utility, or meter boxes

These locations may seem vague, but can be found in most backyards or front yards. This is more reason to take killer bee hives seriously and call a professional pest control company or a bee keeper to come help you solve the problem.