Kill a Bee Hive and Feed the Rats

This picture shows why you do not want to kill a bee hive with pesticide and leave it inside your wall or attic.

  • There was a honey stain on the ceiling.

  • Inside were two old hives that had been eaten by rats and mice. “Evidence” of rats was piled up around the site.
  • The dark colored wax in the picture is the oldest bee hive.
  • The light colored wax is the most recent hive that was built on top.
  • We cleaned off the wax, filled the space with insulation and sealed the opening.
  • The ceiling was plastered to match the existing surface.

    Rats and mice love to eat dead bee hives. This is why we recommend removal rather than kill and leave.