Asked on Sep 25, 2017

How to get rid of bees/wasp in my wood and gutter area.?

by Mab8267403
They are high up and going in a opening.

  6 answers
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Sep 25, 2017

    First, anyone attempting to even investigate the area must be sure not to be allergic to the bee/wasp stings. Second, they must be accustomed to navigating a roof. Given the potential danger, as well as the fact that the insects are most likely wood eaters and have also built a nest in the roof/eaves/walls of the house....please call a beekeeper and/or exterminator!!

    Either/both will come to your home free of charge. They will identify what the insects are and what they eat, where they make nests. That way, you at least know what you're dealing with.

    IF they are honey bees, it's possible that you could get a beekeeper to come free of charge in exchange for being able to take the entire colony away with them.

    I know most of us want to DIY our projects but this is one case where an expert really should come in.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 25, 2017

    We had wasps on our roof, they were going in a vent tube, but not in the house. Our son went up to the roof with wasp spray at dusk when they were all at "home" and sprayed the tube. That worked, now watching all the other spots on the roof to make sure they don't show up somewhere else.

  • Linda Linda on Sep 26, 2017
    1. Sounds crazy, but has worked for us. Take a brown paper bag, fill it with wadded up newspaper, tie the top together & form to look like nest & hang. For some reason it works. Totally amazed how long the bags have lasted, been through rain storms & still together and working after 3 summers. A dear friend told me about this & I thought she was crazy! Smart cookie my friend!!

    • Mab8267403 Mab8267403 on Sep 26, 2017

      Linda did that last year in the back deck and it worked. Just started seeing them in front this year. Wonder if it's to late to hang them now.

  • Nikki Nikki on Sep 26, 2017

    Like the first answer, have someone come out and see if its bees or wasps. If it's bees, you'll need a professional beekeeper to come out and do what's called a cut out. They will cut the entire colony out of your roof area, but it will take cutting into your home to remove them, thus costing a few bucks to have the house repaired. Often times, the beekeeper that is able to do this can repair, will give you an estimate to remove the bees. If they are wasps, spraying is easy. But please give the bees a chance! (If they are bees)

  • Har12230720 Har12230720 on Sep 26, 2017

    If they are bees you want a bee keeper to remove hive and honey. If you kill the bees you will have a mess on your hands, when the honey begin to get hot. Bees fan their honey and comb in hot weather to keep the comb from getting soft and the honey running. You don't want that in your walls or attic.

  • Joyce Drake Joyce Drake on Sep 27, 2017

    brake parts cleaner drops them dead instantly and shoots about 10+ feet! Please don't spray honey bees! Didn't hurt my vinyl siding , just dissipated.