QUESTION:

I have a row of bushes in front of my house that attracts dozens of bees. I babysit and pet sit, so this is a safety issue for us. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Or do I need to remove the bushes?

-Jacksonville, NC

ANSWER:

While bees are a huge source of anxiety for many people, most are not typically aggressive to people. If someone in your family has an allergy to the sting, than perhaps the removal of the bushes could be warranted. I would first suggest a visit from one of our technicians to determine the species of bee and make sure the problem isn’t manifesting from inside the walls or attic of your home. If it is determined that there is a nest or colony in the vicinity, the tech will give you options for removal.