Colonies of this social insect occur in sound, dry wood. Workers share food with the other members of the colony. The Tunnels or galleries which house the colony are produced by workers in dry, cured wood are clean and free of debris. Tunnels can run across the grain of the wood. Those reaching the wood surface end in “kick” holes, where you will see fecal pellets or droppings from the […]
You can see for a few seconds in the video how big the hive was. We ended up treating the hive with a special pyrethrin aerosol which knocked down the bees fairly quickly. We then removed the hive in the attick that way the honey would not melt or rot.
Well, this was a fun task. I had a Real Estate agent call me saying that one of their homes on the market had a family of rats nesting in the barbecue. To my surprise, she was right as you could see in the video. I ended up sealing all of the entry points with expansion foam and steel whool to exclude these nasty rats from re-entering for some free […]