Last Springtime, I decided to thoroughly clean our beach house from top to bottom.
I laundered all of the linens, organized the closets, washed the windows and cleaned everything from the overhead light fixtures to behind furnitureâ€¦ Multiple times, I found a bee flying around the room.
I carefully captured the bee and released it outside. I could not figure out where they were coming from. It wasn’t until I started up the cooling system for the first time that I realized the bees had built their nest inside the air duct! When the rush of cool air hit the bees, they poured from the supply vents into the house. There were a lot of them, and they were harshly miserable. We needed to vacate the house. I instantly called our HVAC corporation and explained the problem; He told me that bees are a protected species and that I’d need to contact a professional bee removal dealer. While the bee corporation was easily fine about arriving hastily and handling the problem, this resulted in some destruction to our walls, ceilings and air duct. I then had no choice but to hire the HVAC corporation to repair, clean and seal the duct system. The bees had left behind a fantastic deal of debris inside the pipes that would potentially block airflow and cause concerns with indoor air pollen levels. All of these multiple services added up to a fantastic deal of time, stress and expense. We were unable to run the cooling system until the bee problems were taken care of. The house was harshly boiling the whole time.