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Things You Can Do To Prevent Bees & Ants From Infesting Your Home

Things You Can Do To Prevent Bees & Ants From Infesting Your Home 

Bees are one of nature’s most loyal and hardworking creatures. The way a bee colony’s family systems work is comparable to how an ant colony does. Both insects pledge undying loyalty to their respective queens – the breeder of their kind – and both are very efficient at keeping food for storage. Just that their ways of getting food, are slightly different. Ants rummage for scraps, degrading it to smaller ant-sized “chewables.” Bees on the other hand, produce their own source of nourishment. Sucking sweet nectar off flowers and making it into honey back at their comb. Another thing both insects have in common, is launching an all-out infestation behind your back. 

It’s really a wonder how one queen bee or one queen ant can produce so many sons and daughters in one breeding cycle. It’s like they’re producing their own henchmen. If there was a skill for that, I would gladly count myself in (lol). Anyway, the fact that these insects proliferate so fast in so little time despite having only one queen is amazing – and downright terrifying. This means that no matter how many bees or ants you eliminate, they’re numbers will just keep on growing back like nothing has ever happened.  

If you and your home is already suffering from these uninvited freeloaders, here’re several measures you can take – before, during, and after the infestation has started. 

Before 

If possible, it is best to prevent a catastrophe before it even starts. Insect-proof your house by keeping everything clean and tidy. Set a fixed schedule to clean places that don’t regularly meet the mop and the broom (e.g. attics, storage sheds). Places that don’t get much attention are the favorite hiding spots of pests that are planning to set up camp. Seal all possible entrances that may invite these little critters into your home. Cover holes, cracks, and crevices that may or may have not formed naturally over the course of the years. 

During 

When an infestation has already begun, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all hope is lost. If you’re prompt (and lucky) you may be able to catch infestations early. An infestation, in its early stages can be easily dealt with store-bought insecticides or pesticides (go green though!). Keep calm, assess the situation, and act swiftly. 

After 

If the infestation was not detected early, or was blatantly ignored, then you’re probably in for quite the fiasco. Using over-the-counter pest control treatments and apparatuses may as well be considered a waste of money at this point. So instead of needlessly spending your money on something that wouldn’t even make an infestation budge, better call the pest doctors instead. Large infestations require special equipment and formulas that only seasoned professionals would know how to administer. So unless you have professional background on pest control, best leave it to capable hands. You might do more harm than good. 

And that’s it. It would be wise to note that these scenarios do not only apply to bees and ants. If you have any type of infestation matter at hand, keep in mind the things you can do before, during, and after an infestation!