WE noticed the bees on the porch a couple of weeks ago. Actually, it was my grandson, Owen, who first noticed them. My son and his family were staying with us for a week after he retired from the Air Force. Owen was pointing to the bees and saying they were going in the hole.
We didn’t think much of it, because surely they weren’t nesting in there, right? Wrong. Today, Fabgrandpa moved a box in the bedroom, and saw bees in there, literally coming out of the woodwork.
They were making a mess in there. Worse than that, they were IN MY BEDROOM. I do not want to sleep with bees in my bedroom, buzzing around. A fly is bad enough, but these things, they sting!.
So, right away I got on the phone and called Price Pest Control in Bremen. James said he would be right out, in about 2 hours. He was there quicker than that.
This guy is fearless. He did not put on a “bee suit” or anything, except for rubber gloves. He started off spraying a powder on the bees that were buzzing around outside the hole. Then, he sprayed the stuff inside the hole. When he did that, boy, howdy! Did the beez start coming out! He was just swatting at them with a towel. I stayed in the house.
Yes, my window is that dirty. And no, I did not wash them today either. The pest control guy then came in the house and sprayed some bee killer stuff into the little hole in the bedroom wall. He said all the bees, or yellow jackets actually, should be dead in three or four days. I hope so. I do not like yellow jackets.