There is no arguing that bees are beneficial to the environment, but that doesn’t make them any less of a problem if they have invaded your home. Finding bees in a house is somewhat unusual, though more and more cases of this scenario have been popping up in the last few years. Bees typically prefer to create their hives in trees or abandoned buildings and avoid occupied residences. However, if the scouts of the colony have decided that a home is a good spot to build, the colony will locate there. Bees that are found in a house have usually taken up residence in one of the following places:
- Chimneys—Bees like to build their hives inside of chimneys. So, if you notice bees in your family room, your chimney might be a likely place to check.
- Vents—Think of the vents for your bathrooms, your dryer, or your stove. These are all likely places for bees in a house.
- Roofline—Often beginning their building along your soffit, bees can sometimes move inside the roof through the venting space. Once inside, they can cause damage to your roof if left long enough.
- Siding—Bees like to have their hive hidden from plain sight, so the space behind vinyl siding or brick is the perfect spot for them to build.
If you discover you have a problem with bees in your house, it’s a good idea to call for professional help.