I moved into my home, a three-story brick twin, in July
the spring of 2011, Iíve heard a vibrating, buzzing
noise coming from the back corner of the rear bedroom
the noise is loud at times, it stops during cold weather
months and resumes each spring when the weather warms.
raw and damp days during the spring and the fall, I
sometimes do not hear the noise at all. It always
returns when temperatures warm up again.
exterminator has checked three times for any insect
activity along the back and side walls of the house but
has found nothing.
no one, including myself, has seen any evidence of bees
being the problem, the representative of the termite
exterminator I use suggested I purchase a contract to
have my home treated for bee infestation.
exterminator would spread toxic powder along the outside
of my home to combat the infestation.
do you think?
Harris Gross, of the Philadelphia areaís Engineers for
Home Inspection, says you are on the right track with
bees or wasps.
observations you made regarding when these buzzing
noises occur was critical to identify the issue,"
paper or mud wasp nests are found in attics, and
considering that the noise resumes in the warmer months
and stops in the colder months, itís clear the issue
is related to bees or wasps," he said.
is no component of the home that would have a similar
pattern, with the possible exception of an attic fan,
which you did not mention that you had," Gross
would suggest standing outside in the back on a day you
hear the buzzing and looking for where the wasps enter
and leave their nest," he said.
attics in brick twins are difficult to access
physically, so the fact that an exterminator was not
able to see the wasp nest is not surprising, according
would suggest extermination and then sealing up the
opening where the wasps access the attic," he said.