Bees are very common on a lot of different properties in the Pacific Northwest. They can set up a hive in trees, on the side of a house, or in another place that is out of the way and provides shelter for them. Honeybees and bumblebees are the most common in the Pacific Northwest, and they are generally harmless if they are not threatened. However, they do live in large colonies that can swarm around you, meaning they can be dangerous for families, especially if bee allergies are involved. Wasps can also infiltrate your property, and, like, bees, typically only sting when provoked. They should not be disturbed, as they will get violent. If bees have set up shop on your property, call in an exterminator to get them removed, as trying to do it yourself can be very dangerous.
Bee nests, known as hives, can form in several different areas. If you have noticed an excessive amount of bees around your property, call in a professional exterminator to handle the nest for you. You don’t want problems to occur with the bees, especially if you or a family member suffers from allergies pertaining to bees. If wasps are the culprit, they may have several nests on your property. An exterminator is trained to spot these nests, and knows the habits of bees and wasps, which will help with identifying and removing the nests. Don’t try to get rid of the hives yourself, as that can lead to stings and injury.
Besides the other types of bees, yellowjackets and hornets also can invade your property and set up nests around your land. Yellowjacket hives can house thousands at once. Yellowjackets are an aggressive species that can sting multiple times if they feel like a person has come too close to the nest. These nests can be formed anywhere on the property, and it is always a good idea to get rid of them using the help of an exterminator. These bees can even chew through the interior of your home if they are not stopped, causing structural damage that could cost you quite a lot of money in repairs. If you have yellow jackets on your property, call an exterminator as soon as you can.