An enormous beehive has Port St. Lucie, Florida, residents pleading for pest control.
A giant beehive has taken over an abandoned home in a residential neighborhood. One homeowner told West Palm Beach-area CBS affiliate WPEC that from what she can see, the hive is taller than her young daughter.
Locals told WPEC that neighborhood children fear the hive and try to stay away from the home. One resident said that the situation was a tragedy waiting to happen. Even homeowners are fearful of the bees. WPEC reports that swarms of the insects swarm when some neighbors approach the abandoned home.
City officials told the source that they sympathize with the community, but there are rules they must abide by, since the hive is on private property. The city is making efforts to contact the homeowners, who neighbors say walked away from the property a while ago. Regardless of who ultimately deals with the problem, the homeowners will be held responsible for the cost associated with the bee removal, according to WPEC.
Homeowners concerned about bee infestations in their area should contact insect control professionals to inspect the problem and safely remove the pests.