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Swarms of bees invading homes in Southwest Florida

Posted at 11:17 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 23:21:19-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Swarms of bees are invading hundreds of homes across Southwest Florida.

Marcelo Lang, a bee removal specialist in Fort Myers said he's never seen so many bees before.

Lang said he’s getting an average of 3 to 4 calls a day to remove bees.

“Which is not normal for this time of the year,” said Lang. “It’s going to get worse.”

Lang works with Affordable Bee and Critter Solution. He said he expects to remove 800 swarms and hives this year. A swarm can have up to 50,000 bees.

Lang said call a professional to remove them or else it gets more expensive and damaging.

“Once you have bees, you are a target,” said Lang. “If you don’t seal up properly, you will have the every year.”

“When they get over crowded, they definitely make a new queen,” said Lang. “They swarm and find a new place to move in.”

Since the area didn’t have much of a winter, Lang said that’s why there are so many around town.

Lang explains bees create a lot of honey combs but bees can still hurt you.

“Unfortunately, the bees in Southwest Florida now are getting more aggressive,” said Lang.

Lang said the cold snap coming through will not affect the bees. It would have to be below 30 degrees for at least 2 or 3 days to kill them off.