Spring and summer are the two times of the year when the flowers come to life and spread their pollen as far as they can, with a little assistance from time to time. For those of us with gardens, bees can end up being a bit of an issue – a necessary insect but an annoyance all the same – and anyone that isn’t a bee keeper can end up on the losing side of a difficult battle with a look-alike for your own house! That’s why we here at A1 Exterminating Services, LLC believe that nature’s little helpers deserve a chance somewhere far away from your house. When we come by for bee eliminations we do everything possible to give any little invader a fighting chance at life by simply driving them away from the nest and away from your home, instead of just killing them. There are a couple main types of insects we deal with using bee elimination methods around the Keego Harbor area: Bald Faced Hornets and the globally hated Yellow-Jackets. Both of these like to either make their nests either on – or in – your house, and can cause more damage than you would have ever expected! We even see some Carpenter bees from time to time that will literally eat a perfect hole away where it chooses to nest – meaning your walls. After we stop for a visit, all we ask is that you give it 24 hours. Bees will straggle around their nest’s old location for around 24 hours after their sudden removal; but if they are unlucky enough to not find a new colony soon then they’ll die off all the same. Many people can recall seeing a yellow-jacket at least one point in their lives, but what most people aren’t aware of is how deadly they can be for your walls. The yellow-jacket will generally stick outside of the home for the start of their nests, and like the Carpenter Bees eat their way in through the drywall. These can be more of a pain to get rid of as there’s no other route outside of the home but the hole they’ve already made – so there’s been times when drilling another hole for them has been necessary. To make certain they’re gone for good, we use a power duster inside of the nest, forcing them out and away. The other ‘big’ issue most common around Keego Harbor is the bald faced hornet – a highly aggressive nesting wasp that generally sticks to trees. Unfortunately they also tend to use the sides of homes and sheds as well, so they can really ruin a barbeque! These are one type of insect we do not want to keep alive, so our power duster sees some action in order to ensure they don't stick around - and we can remove the nest itself from the walls. When you’ve got an issue such as bees or wasps, why run the risk of a company using a ‘kill-all’ chemical, or one that just doesn't care about your problem? The next time you run into an issue like this, pick up the phone and give us here at A1 Exterminating Services, LLC a call. Not only would we be happy to deal with your issue, we do it right the first time – the right way.