Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gainesville Bees in a wall - a "Chert" Wall !

Here's a cool one -- Gainesville has about 150 historic homes that were built with the locally mined limestone, called "Chert", which makes for a very distinct architectural style. It also can make for a very bee-friendly wall as there are many small openings that bees can gain entrance to the wall void that exists behind the rock.

Bees in Chert limestone wall

We were called to this bee infestation after the owner was stung.. after he had tried to use gasoline and wasp spray  to kill the bee colony--- a method that has bad news all over it.

Please call us if you encounter such a bee colony, we were able to treat this colony in a manner that will allow the client to open the wall and remove the treated colony in just a few days...and save him some money in the process. And, ,more importantly, remove the sting risk to him and his neighbors. That's peace of mind!  1-800-343-5317
Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist

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