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Old August 17th, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Bee....ware!

Not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum but here it goes!

Bee's nest in/on the chimney resulted in a near 100 bee's inside the house since Friday!

Chimney Sweep came yesterday and told us that we needed to extricate the bees and he would take care of the nest!

DH was going to climb up on the roof last evening but we all convinced him that it would be better if we had a professional come and do the removal.

So here's our professional, a family friend who owns a spider/pest control business. He went on the roof with some kind of powdery spray canister and blasted the bad bees wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and sandals!

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Assessing their "BEE-HAVIOR"

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Applying powdery substance between bricks and ceramic flue.

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You know what????? We haven't seen a bee (inside the house) all day!

While Bees are a great thing for pollinating plants and doing their jobs in most situations, they can or will become rather dangerous whereby it warrants a concern in emergency situations.

This is a bad time for bees and I just stumbled across this news article regarding yellow jackets which I found interesting given the time of year it is.

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/Art...aspx?e=1702657

Happy reading and hope this helps anyone else who is experiencing this unfortunate bad "Bee-havior." :sad:
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and sandals!
Brave guy , you should have seen what I was wearing for mine
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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I just did and commented! You look like such a super model!
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:12 PM
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I just did and commented! You look like such a super model!
I know , it's scary how I can look good in everything

it sounds like your bee problem is a thing of the past
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:12 PM
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100 bees in your house!!? Oh my dog! How did Gryphon and Mollie react??

Glad to hear you have fixed the problem. oh, and cute house BTW!
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Well Mollywog...we soon discovered that they were eating most of the dead ones before we found out we had a problem.

FORTUNATELY, no one got stung and we "bee...gan" the monitoring and removal soon after we discovered the problem on Friday.

Another fire and the air conditioner battled it out last evening. We stoked a fire and our thermostat inside read 89 degrees with the central air fighting off the heat!

In any event, we've been BEE FREE all day today! Thank Dawg!
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that that's the last of the chimney bees!!

Now, once the sweep gets the chimney clean, is there a way to prevent future infestations?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Humph??? Good question Madame. We've lived in this house for 15 years and have never ran into this situation before.

I think that they're some kind a law where you cannot have any type of screening that less that so many centimetres in thickness/diameter. We have screening up there to keep birds and squirrels out, but I don't think there's anything as far as keeping these little critters out of the opening?

The Chimney guy is coming tomorrow to sweep and repair our points and a couple bricks so we'll make sure to ask him if there's any new state-of-the-art technology that would prevent this from happening again.
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Oh My Goodness!...I would be running out of the house! I am scared to death of bees! I have been stung too many times.

I'm so glad u were able to get rid of them, but that would totally freak me out! *shudder*

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