Generally a large beehive is rarely a danger to many people. And bees going about their daily business in ways that don't interfere with yours are not to be bothered with. However, if bees have swarmed inside your home, you do need to get help quickly. Getting rid of the bees is just the first step. Dealing with the mess caused by rotting honey and ensuring the bees don't come back are major considerations. Call in a professional to remove bee swarms or beehives. Don't attempt to remove large amounts of bees yourself. Only a pest control professional or experienced beekeeper used to handling bees should undertake such a job. Keep pets and children well away from any suspected nesting sites until you get a professional inspection.
Bees can be prevented through inspection of potential nesting areas and removal of potential nesting materials. The following prevention methods are useful for avoiding future bee infestations: