Some folks called me with bees getting into the interior of their house. I went to their home to locate the colony etc. They showed me where they saw them going in on the exterior.
The bees were entering between the vinyl siding and the brick chimney. Pretty typical it appeared. There were not many, though. They took me inside and showed me about 30 bees that had made it all the way inside. These bees were flying around inside the family room. The fireplace/chimney was in this room. I could not locate where they were getting into the room.
They did not appear to be getting in next to the fireplace. The house was older, but in good repair. Very well maintained, with many upgrades. I checked the attic, the crawl space, and the chimney flue. The exterior walls are all well insulated. I don't see where there would be a void. I did not hear the bees, or feel any temp changes. I am going back with a few more tools to be a bit more thorough, but do not expect to find anything. It was really odd.
Also, they said that they just noticed the bees in the last day or so.
Why are they coming all the way into the interior? Could they be scout bees that got lost inside the house? Can anyone give me some hints on something out of the ordinary to look for?
These folks are pretty unsettled by the invasion. At the very least I will pop off some siding, and eliminate any chance of entry. I would like to find these buggers, though.