The inside of an air conditioning unit is an ideal place for bees to for a nest as it provides protection from predators, ample space, and warmth when the unit is running. However, finding a swarm of bees in your air conditioner is not only inconvenient, it can quickly turn dangerous.
A bee colony inside an air conditioner can grow at an alarming rate, as a well-mated queen can lay between 1500 to 2000 eggs a day, meaning you may end up with a swarm of tens or even hundreds of thousands of bees. This is why it is so important to take action as soon as you notice bees around your AC unit.
Step 1: Identification
The first thing you will need to do is determine whether you’re working with bees or wasps. One easy way to tell if you’re looking at a bee or a wasp is their skin. Wasps tend to have smooth, shiny skin, whereas honey bees are hairy and are much less vivid in colour.
It is important to know exactly what you’re dealing with first in order to identify the best course of action for removal.
Warning: Bee stings can cause serious allergic reactions in some people so approach with caution. If you’re unsure, leave it to the professionals.
Step 2: Removal
Often people’s first thought when faced with the task of getting rid of a swarm of bees is insecticides. However, using insecticides near your home’s ventilation system is never a good idea as they will be circulated into your home and can potentially cause serious health issues.
The safest way to remove bees from your air conditioning unit is via professional bee removal services. Not only will this ensure the safety of you and your household, your local bee removalists will also have insurance cover for the off chance that anything goes wrong.
Note: If the bees have built a hive inside your air conditioner you may also need the help of an air conditioning technician to ensure that the unit is properly cleaned out and working efficiently. For quality air conditioner servicing and maintenance Brisbane contact Advanced Climate Solutions on 07 3206 3542.
Step 3: Prevention
Once the bees have been safely removed and your air conditioner is back up and running there are a few precautions you can take to reduce the risk of bees getting into you air conditioner again. For example, if your air conditioner is not used during the cooler months of the year, you may want to invest in a weather proof air conditioner cover to prevent bees from getting inside.
Another way to reduce the risk of bees around your air conditioner in the future is to remove any smells that may attract them. For example, if your rubbish bin is kept next to your air conditioner, the smell of rotting fruit may attract bees. Similarly, if you have a fruit tree be sure to clear away fallen fruit near your air conditioning unit as quickly as possible.
Your Local Bee Removalists
If you’ve noticed bees hanging around your air conditioner it’s best to deal with the problem now before the nest grows. Contact your local Brisbane bee removalists at Pete's Honey on 07 3343 5321 today for a quick quote.
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All of our honeys are single source honeys, each batch of honey comes from one apiary site. This gives unique flavours to our honeys.
We wait until the bees have fully capped the frames before extraction. This ensures the honey mature and adds a richness to the flavour of the honey.