How To Prevent Bees From Nesting in Your Home

Pubished On: July 29, 2022

It can be pretty frightening to see bees in and around your home. With painful stings and allergic reactions, it is no wonder these pests are unwelcome in our homes. In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can ensure your home will be nest and bee-free. Read on to learn more!

About Bees in Arizona

Arizona has all kinds of bee species that can bother you and your home. From bumble bees to carpenter bees to long-horned bees, there are many species that call our area home. In fact, over 1,300 species of bees are found in our state. These bees like a variety of different habitats and have different “jobs”, but none are particularly fun to have around. Different types of bees are active at different times of the year, so prevention of nests can, unfortunately, be a year-round battle for us in Arizona.

Tips For Preventing Nesting in Your Home

Though there is no one way to ensure bees cannot enter or nest in your home, there are some steps you can take to help prevent it, such as:

Seal Holes

When bees nest in your home, it means they’re entering from somewhere outside of your home. Walk around your home, inside and out, to check for any holes or gaps where these pests might be able to enter. If you find any potential gaps, be sure to seal them immediately. Caulk or mesh works well to prevent bee entry. 

Shut The Door

Sometimes, bees can enter the home by accident when we leave the door open. Be sure to close the door immediately behind you and have other family members do the same. This will help ensure fewer unwanted bee guests.

Remove Old Hives

You will also want to remove the old honeycomb from any previous nests that were in your home. If you give them a home to come to within your home, they will be likely to return and be attracted to that space.

Keep It Tidy

Keep the inside and outside of your home tidy. Bees enjoy unused objects, such as tree limbs or vehicles not in use, to hang out in and around. When you welcome them near your home with these types of things, they are more likely to enter your actual home. 

Know When to Get Help

There is certainly a great deal of prevention that can be done using the above steps, but sometimes, it can be best to seek professional help. This is especially true for those that have severe allergies to bee stings or if the problem is particularly bad. Sometimes, professional help can ensure your solution truly sticks and nesting no longer occurs in your home.

Urban Desert Can Help

If you feel like you might need help with your bee or other pest problem, allow Urban Desert to help. We are a family-owned and operated pest control business based out of Phoenix. We get up every day and come to work to ensure you and your family feel safe and at ease in your homes – and that pests do not! Our professional staff has plenty of experience to ensure total safety for you and your loved ones, so you can feel at ease knowing your pest problem will not cause you or your family harm. We perform a variety of pest removal services. From rodent removal to bed bugs, we’ve got your home covered. 

Call Us Today

If you’re looking to take the next step in getting your bee or other best problem under control, then give us a call today at (602) 399-9629 or email us at We’d love to hear more about how we can help your pest problem and serve you soon.

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