Summer is the time of year when bees and insects crawl out of their hiding spots and start swooping in on your backyard activities and picnics. While some summer insects, like butterflies and ladybugs, are adorable and a pleasure to see, others insects, like bees, can totally ruin your afternoon. While bees do play an absolutely vital role in our ecosystem, the more bees that you have, the more that they could become a danger to your home. If you see a sudden increase in the number of bees around your home, and you don’t keep a hive yourself, it might be a sign that your siding is the culprit.
Why Does Siding Attract Bees?
Most people with newer modern siding assume that it’s impervious to all pests and problems, but that isn’t necessarily the case. If you live in a newer home that has been constructed within the past two decades, you might not have realized the most modern home builders leave the fascia trim exposed. Unfortunately, this decision leaves lots of space for bees to slip in and make themselves at home.
Do you have wood siding on your home? Wood siding is known for attracting wood boring bees that can do a great deal of damage to your siding and your home. Once the bees get into your home’s siding, it is much more difficult to get them out and protect the structural integrity of your home.
What Happens Once Bees Get Underneath Your Siding?
Once bees are underneath your siding, they are essentially living in the walls of your home. Bees will lay eggs inside, since it is a cozy shelter for them, and attract woodpeckers that will want to eat the eggs. The noise of bees and woodpeckers in your walls is enough to drive almost anyone crazy.
What Can You Do?
Some homeowners will try to spray or remove the beehives, but many people have bees return after short periods of time. The best way to prevent bees from further damaging your wood siding is to close every gap between the fascia and siding. Use aluminum trim covering to keep bees out of the gaps in your siding and to discourage wood boring bees from ever trying.
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