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Bee, Wasp, Bat & BirdInfestation Avoidance         Certified Proctor     © Hybrid Home Performance
Bee, Wasp, Bat & Bird Infestation AvoidancePresentation Objectives:• You realize the important roll of our little pollen-a...
• Managed hives in                                               Central California                                       ...
• Bees in the wild                                               •1 to 3 months old                                       ...
• A solid mass of bees                                              protecting the Queen                                  ...
• Minutes to hours old                                              • Bees will likely move                               ...
•Bees are infesters of                                              opportunity                                           ...
•This locker is                                             permanently “tagged”                                          ...
• Very gentle Italian                                              bees                                              • Sma...
• Very young colony                                                • Little comb                                          ...
•Contents of cardboard                                                closet from previous                                ...
• Hours old comb                                                • Another easy live                                       ...
• Cars had just been                                                inventedEarly Major Removal                  © Hybrid ...
•Established hive                                                •Beekeeper preparing                                     ...
• A closer look                                                • Note honey flow                                          ...
•Time to relocate the                                                beesLarge Perinea Colony Contoured with Eve Trim     ...
• Chaos following                                                extraction team entry of                                 ...
• Hive awaits live                                                removal                                                •...
• Notice open cells                                                 • Notice wax                                          ...
•Large field force out                                                 • Lots of new fresh                                ...
•Difficult access from                                                  attic                                             ...
• Note entry pointTypical Roof Cavity Infestation                    © Hybrid Home Performance22
• Single season age                                                  • Unusual solid                                      ...
• Is the colony in the                                                  wall below?                                       ...
• Finished repair                                                  • Two hives in similar                                 ...
• Bees accessed at edge                                                 of chimney and traveled                           ...
•Cooler day                                                 • Clustered colonyTypical Roof Cavity Infestation At Chimney  ...
• Notice the mined                                                 insulation under bee                                   ...
• Tops of support pillars                                                   are generally protected                       ...
• Selective                                                   deconstruction yields a                                     ...
• Hive somewhat in                                                   distress                                             ...
• Nozzle placement                                                   traps returning field                                ...
• Clean interior of                                                  hallow                                               ...
• Downspout                                                PenetrationsTypical, Common, Entry Points                  © Hy...
• Between layers of                                                fiber insulation                                       ...
• Gas pipe penetrations                                                • Oversized hole                                   ...
•Caution tape barrier                                                 • Deconstruct fence to                              ...
• Two hive locations                                                 • Rented scaffold                                    ...
•Bees generally prefer                                                 altitudeTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestati...
•Cavity full—likely                                                 source hive for                                       ...
•Live extraction half                                                 completedTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestati...
•Extracting bees from                                                 abandoned brood combTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingl...
• Seam Between                                                 Abandoned Brood and                                        ...
• Lower hive                                                 •numerous entry pointsTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infes...
• Initial glass deterrent                                                 followed gun foam                               ...
• Calistoga HillsTypical Comp Roof Infestation                   © Hybrid Home Performance46
• Safety rails on                                                 scaffold                                                ...
• The suit magnifies the                                                 effects of the sun                               ...
•Safe perspective for                                                 home owners                                         ...
•Cleaned cavity                                                 • Ready for bee sealTypical Comp Roof Infestation         ...
•Beginning the bee seal                                                 • Gun foam at all seams                           ...
• Re-weave old roof                                                 shingles                                              ...
• Complete project                                                 • Our Motto: “You                                      ...
•Pure honey comb                                                 recovered from local                                     ...
• Health & Safety                                                 • Attractive nuisance                                   ...
•“Bee Line” flight                                                 pattern                                                ...
• Boot print                                                • Familiar traditional                                        ...
• New construction                                                • Badly miter or un-                                    ...
• SF Seminary in Marin                                               County                                               ...
• Many entry points                                               • Incomplete flashing                                   ...
•                                               • Honey flow below                                               windows  ...
• Plaster damage from                                               moisture and fungus                                   ...
• Moisture damage to                                               plaster                                               •...
• Capillary action                                               works for honey as                                       ...
•Note adjacent un-                                                affected chimney liner                                  ...
•Selective de-                                                construction of chimney                                     ...
• Delicate live removal                                                • Note alternative use of                          ...
• Zero exhaust flow                                                  • Dramatic reduction in                              ...
• Removed Colony.                                                 • Follow With Foam                                      ...
• Proper Insulation                                                 Techniques for                                        ...
• Job complete                                                 •A scuba tank has a 125                                    ...
•                                                  •Not down wall on leftTypical Floor/Ceiling Hallow Infestation         ...
• Wall and Ceiling                                                  Location                                              ...
• Bees take advantage                                                  of poor IIQ                                        ...
• Deterioration in thin                                                wall metal traverse pipe                           ...
• Lath & plaster wall                                                  • Variable wall surface                            ...
Spot prime any non-sheet rock                                      surface                                      • Fill in ...
•Install metal nosing                                                over plywood shear                                   ...
•Through grooves in                                                vertical siding                                        ...
•At the bottom of                                                valleys                                                • ...
• Under low clearance                                                or inaccessible                                      ...
• Under eve overhang                                                • At transition to trim                               ...
•Either side of chimney                                                • Note incomplete paint                            ...
•Entry at chimney flashTypical, Common, Entry Points                  © Hybrid Home Performance84
• Chimney separations                                                • Chimney flash                                      ...
• Often with new                                                construction                                              ...
• Weather barrier must                                                 be as tight as others.                             ...
• Bumble Bees are                                                nectar gatherers                                         ...
• Around air                                                conditionersTypical, Common, Entry Points                  © H...
• Use expanding foam                                                or dense foam tape.Typical, Common, Entry Points      ...
•Entry at pipe                                                penetrations or cavities                                    ...
• Physically Fill Entry                                                   PointsSealing Techniques                     © H...
• Double layer felt                                                   • Double check gutter                               ...
•Metal flash Better                                                   • More solar resistant                              ...
• Undisturbed                                                 • Small Entry in DirtTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest      ...
• Probing for CavityTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest                   © Hybrid Home Performance96
• Water Mellon Sized                                                 • Large Enough to Be                                 ...
• Vacuum Nozzle                                                 Trapping Returning                                        ...
•Very dangerous                                                 locationTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest                 ...
•Trapping scouting                                                queens keeps hives                                      ...
• Split Bait Between                                                 Two Traps to                                         ...
• Rodents/raccoons or                                                    pigeons can remove                               ...
• Take heavier Measures                                                    • Field bent medium                            ...
•Pigeon barrierSealing Techniques                     © Hybrid Home Performance104
• Random droppings                                                  • In open space                                       ...
• Random droppings                                                  • In open space                                       ...
• Concentrated deposit                                                  of droppings                                      ...
• Typical native bat                                                  • Catching up on                                    ...
• PCO (Pest Control                                                   Operator was unable to                              ...
• In California we                                                  presume all bats are                                  ...
•In California we                                                  presume all bats are                                   ...
• Usually take the high                                                  ground.Bat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem      ...
• Open cell foam                                                  • Application underwayBat Infestation—Permanent Solution...
• Moving air and                                                  thermal barrier from                                    ...
• Completed                                                  application                                                  ...
• Treated DormerBat Infestation—No Longer a Problem                   © Hybrid Home Performance116
• Effective air and                                                 thermal barrier                                       ...
• Detailing air seal to                                                 followPrecautionary Elevated Planking             ...
•` No more tramping                                                   through our insulationFollow with Air Sealing then R...
Bee, Wasp, Bat & Bird Infestation AvoidancePresentation Objectives: (Did I miss anything?)• Realize the important roll of ...
•` Getting the Job Done                                                      Thank You!!!Highly Recommended Movie:   The D...
• Life is good                                                  • Stop and smell the honey                                ...
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Bugs, Bats, Bees and Beasts by Arthur Beeken

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Arthur Beeken's ACI 2011 Presentation about infestations and their implications for building performance.

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Bugs, Bats, Bees and Beasts by Arthur Beeken

  1. 1. Bee, Wasp, Bat & BirdInfestation Avoidance Certified Proctor © Hybrid Home Performance
  2. 2. Bee, Wasp, Bat & Bird Infestation AvoidancePresentation Objectives:• You realize the important roll of our little pollen-aters• You can identify hives in the wild• You can recognize a swarm in transition verses an established hive• You can recognize bees scouting verses an established hive•You know how to approach a hive and what to do if attacked• You realize the potential negative impacts of bees on weather barriers, thermalboundaries, pressure boundaries, and combustion safety.• You can manage a typical (Huh?) extraction through repair process• You can move through the repair process quickly without sacrificing quality orperformance• You can avoid the “recall Bee-call”• You can create opportunities for additional work with building perimeter “Bee-sealing” © Hybrid Home Performance2
  3. 3. • Managed hives in Central California Almond Country •Beekeepers are feeding hives diluted corn syrup protein product similar to that in a Power Bar • A Beekeeper can gross over $500K in a month moving 3700 hives from Florida. • Today, systemic pesticides threaten both wild and domestic hivesTypical Commercial Bee Hive Location © Hybrid Home Performance3
  4. 4. • Bees in the wild •1 to 3 months old • Healthy colony • Wind/Weather exposed •APPROACH WITH CAUTION!Hanging Thriving Bee Colony © Hybrid Home Performance4
  5. 5. • A solid mass of bees protecting the Queen • Could stay and build • Could move on after resting • Minutes to hours old • Generally not aggressiveHanging Swarm Viewed Though Kitchen Window © Hybrid Home Performance5
  6. 6. • Minutes to hours old • Bees will likely move on within hours • Generally not aggressiveSwarm Resting On Stucco Wall © Hybrid Home Performance6
  7. 7. •Bees are infesters of opportunity • They do not discriminateSwimming Pool Cover Locker © Hybrid Home Performance7
  8. 8. •This locker is permanently “tagged” with pheromone scentA Closer Look © Hybrid Home Performance8
  9. 9. • Very gentle Italian bees • Small field force • An easily accessible live removalTwo or Three Week Old Colony © Hybrid Home Performance9
  10. 10. • Very young colony • Little comb productionCardboard Travel Closet—Alternative Use © Hybrid Home Performance10
  11. 11. •Contents of cardboard closet from previous slide • Gentle Italian beesJacket From Cardboard Travel Closet © Hybrid Home Performance11
  12. 12. • Hours old comb • Another easy live removalJacket From Cardboard Travel Closet © Hybrid Home Performance12
  13. 13. • Cars had just been inventedEarly Major Removal © Hybrid Home Performance13
  14. 14. •Established hive •Beekeeper preparing for live removalVery Large Eve Colony © Hybrid Home Performance14
  15. 15. • A closer look • Note honey flow under the hive •Probably cooler dayVery Large Eve Colony © Hybrid Home Performance15
  16. 16. •Time to relocate the beesLarge Perinea Colony Contoured with Eve Trim © Hybrid Home Performance16
  17. 17. • Chaos following extraction team entry of attic • Honey Bee hive least 6 months oldLarge Established Colony © Hybrid Home Performance17
  18. 18. • Hive awaits live removal • Notice roof slope on left • Skip sheathing provides opportunity for bees to traverse from joist bay to joist bay. • Notice honey flow at left.Colony From Previous Slide—Attic view © Hybrid Home Performance18
  19. 19. • Notice open cells • Notice wax connection to rafter • Notice honey flow on chimney •Unattended (exterminated) hives can collapse within days, sometimes hoursTypical Attic Colony At Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance19
  20. 20. •Large field force out • Lots of new fresh honey comb • Notice comb construction at vertical 2x4 edgeTypical Larger Attic Colony– Shake Roof © Hybrid Home Performance20
  21. 21. •Difficult access from attic • Clear blown insulation • Plank ceiling joists • Evacuate hive • Air seal and bee seal • Reset insulation • Notice shinersAttic Hallow Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance21
  22. 22. • Note entry pointTypical Roof Cavity Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance22
  23. 23. • Single season age • Unusual solid sheathing under shakes • Note lip at plywood edge connection to fascia edge • Note tracking at entryTypical Roof Cavity Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance23
  24. 24. • Is the colony in the wall below? • Note void below rafter tailTypical Roof Cavity Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance24
  25. 25. • Finished repair • Two hives in similar locations • One likely swarmed from otherTypical Roof Cavity Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance25
  26. 26. • Bees accessed at edge of chimney and traveled to center behind chimneyTypical Roof Cavity Infestation At Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance26
  27. 27. •Cooler day • Clustered colonyTypical Roof Cavity Infestation At Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance27
  28. 28. • Notice the mined insulation under bee hive location on sheathingTypical Roof Cavity Infestation At Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance28
  29. 29. • Tops of support pillars are generally protected from weather but not bees or waspsTypical Pillar Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance29
  30. 30. • Selective deconstruction yields a much simpler job.Typical Pillar Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance30
  31. 31. • Hive somewhat in distress • Very little brood comb • Possibly a queen-less hive • Possible hive collapseTypical Pillar Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance31
  32. 32. • Nozzle placement traps returning field forceTypical Pillar Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance32
  33. 33. • Clean interior of hallow • Expanding foam followed by dense packed fiberglass • Reassemble air tightTypical Pillar Repair © Hybrid Home Performance33
  34. 34. • Downspout PenetrationsTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance34
  35. 35. • Between layers of fiber insulation • Voids created by Simpson style hangers.Typical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance35
  36. 36. • Gas pipe penetrations • Oversized hole provides easy accessTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance36
  37. 37. •Caution tape barrier • Deconstruct fence to facilitate scaffold placementTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance37
  38. 38. • Two hive locations • Rented scaffold • Notice intermediate plankTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance38
  39. 39. •Bees generally prefer altitudeTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance39
  40. 40. •Cavity full—likely source hive for infestation belowTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance40
  41. 41. •Live extraction half completedTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance41
  42. 42. •Extracting bees from abandoned brood combTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance42
  43. 43. • Seam Between Abandoned Brood and Honey Comb • Worker Bees Cleaning HoneyTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance43
  44. 44. • Lower hive •numerous entry pointsTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance44
  45. 45. • Initial glass deterrent followed gun foam caulking • Complete fiberglass install filling voids at each interior surface of the cavityTypical Shaker Town/Cedar Shingle Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance45
  46. 46. • Calistoga HillsTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance46
  47. 47. • Safety rails on scaffold • A lot of prep work for a one day jobTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance47
  48. 48. • The suit magnifies the effects of the sun • Take it slow. Stay in the shadeTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance48
  49. 49. •Safe perspective for home owners observationsTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance49
  50. 50. •Cleaned cavity • Ready for bee sealTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance50
  51. 51. •Beginning the bee seal • Gun foam at all seams from the inside where ever accessible. • Tight packed fiberglass batts in contact with all internal surfaces • Clear caulk exterior seams or use blending color. Minimum 25 year caulkingTypical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance51
  52. 52. • Re-weave old roof shingles • Apply new roof adhesive (Henrys 208 or Equivalent)Typical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance52
  53. 53. • Complete project • Our Motto: “You Can’t Tell We’ve Been Here” • Very typical entry point. • Honey flow will be collected by “robbers”Typical Comp Roof Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance53
  54. 54. •Pure honey comb recovered from local hive removal • Holistic treatment for hay fever, and allergic cough. • Honey comb was a principal ingredient in early chewing gum • Both honey and comb are principally carbohydrate and completely edible • Honey does not naturally spoil.Enjoying the Fruits of our Labors © Hybrid Home Performance54
  55. 55. • Health & Safety • Attractive nuisance • Affects conditioned space • Disrupted flight • Door opening • Interior traffic • Stair trafficEstablished Colony in Entry floor © Hybrid Home Performance55
  56. 56. •“Bee Line” flight pattern • Notice entry point • Retrofit gas line terminates in living space.Established Colony in Primary Entry Floor © Hybrid Home Performance56
  57. 57. • Boot print • Familiar traditional construction design • Typical re-infestation pattern • Notice entry pointEstablished Colony Over Entry Door © Hybrid Home Performance57
  58. 58. • New construction • Badly miter or un- sealed V-Rustic siding (used as roof decking) connection to wallTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance58
  59. 59. • SF Seminary in Marin County • Unreinforced stone building • Many entry pointsHow Much Damage Can Infestation Cause? © Hybrid Home Performance59
  60. 60. • Many entry points • Incomplete flashing details • Deferred maintenance • Incomplete repairsTypical Honey Damage © Hybrid Home Performance60
  61. 61. • • Honey flow below windows • Piles of dead bees on the floorTypical Honey Damage © Hybrid Home Performance61
  62. 62. • Plaster damage from moisture and fungus •Honey & water is a damaging blend. • Notice standing honey on horizontal window barrier and hardwood floor belowTypical Honey Damage © Hybrid Home Performance62
  63. 63. • Moisture damage to plaster • Honey flow on glass • Bees entering at mason’s mortar pointing round window arched areaTypical Honey Damage © Hybrid Home Performance63
  64. 64. • Capillary action works for honey as well. • Internal honey flow from previously exterminated hive above windows, driving through exterior cement plaster finish to daylight • Results in fungus, mold and mildew inside and out.Typical Honey Damage © Hybrid Home Performance64
  65. 65. •Note adjacent un- affected chimney liner • A similar infestation in adjacent liner could be deadly backing up combustion gasses • Bees would be well established before CO levels became a problemPerennial Colony in Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance65
  66. 66. •Selective de- construction of chimney • Years of condensing combustion gasses depositing acid on masonry surfaces has destroyed the bond and adhesion of the mortar. • This makes our job , cleaning the brick, that much easier.Perennial Colony in Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance66
  67. 67. • Delicate live removal • Note alternative use of ladder • Completely blocked chimney would have a dramatic effect on IAQPerennial Colony in Chimney © Hybrid Home Performance67
  68. 68. • Zero exhaust flow • Dramatic reduction in dryer efficiency •What if this were a combustion gas ventDryer Vent infestation © Hybrid Home Performance68
  69. 69. • Removed Colony. • Follow With Foam Caulk at all seams then dense pack Fiberglass completely filling cavityTypical Floor Cavity Completed Extraction © Hybrid Home Performance69
  70. 70. • Proper Insulation Techniques for Adequate Barrier • Notice Lip in Plywood Edge for Backing Install • Hold blocking under and against subfloor. • Pull tight by through screwing with drywall screws • Reset previously cut out section of sub-floorTypical Floor Cavity Deterrent Application © Hybrid Home Performance70
  71. 71. • Job complete •A scuba tank has a 125 PSI secondary air stage • It shoots small caliber fasteners all day long on one air fill • A bit easier than a compressor to carry up three flights of stairs.Typical Floor Cavity Repair © Hybrid Home Performance71
  72. 72. • •Not down wall on leftTypical Floor/Ceiling Hallow Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance72
  73. 73. • Wall and Ceiling Location • Notice chimney section inside the wallTypical Floor/Ceiling Hallow Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance73
  74. 74. • Bees take advantage of poor IIQ • Notice mining of craft paper and insulation • Smaller darker brand of honey bee • A recent import?Typical Floor/Ceiling Hallow Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance74
  75. 75. • Deterioration in thin wall metal traverse pipe • No interior water staining yet bees were entering here.Unusual Entry in Top of Scupper Roof Drain © Hybrid Home Performance75
  76. 76. • Lath & plaster wall • Variable wall surface thickness • Variable wall surface condition • Fur out wall frame to a flat plane, shy of adjacent edges • Spray prime bare lath and exposed cement plaster brown coat • Depending on depth of patch, fill in with 5/8 or ½ inch GypsumTypical Interior Lath & Plaster Wall Repair © Hybrid Home Performance76
  77. 77. Spot prime any non-sheet rock surface • Fill in larger voids with Quick Rock filler • Prime Quick Rock • Float with 20 Minute Mud • Skip trowel with 45 or 90 Min Mud •Flash dry with breeze box type fan or heat gun. •Prime all new work • Feather in owners finish paint • Owner complained because we finished in one day..”Too Expensive”Typical Interior Lath & Plaster Wall Repair © Hybrid Home Performance77
  78. 78. •Install metal nosing over plywood shear applied over skip sheath • Infill all uneven areas or areas where plywood and sheathing are separatingTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance78
  79. 79. •Through grooves in vertical siding • Through ¼ inch vent screen at gable ventTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance79
  80. 80. •At the bottom of valleys • Under overhangs at roof/wall transitionsTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance80
  81. 81. • Under low clearance or inaccessible overhangsTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance81
  82. 82. • Under eve overhang • At transition to trim • Note equipment (vacuum) delivery systemTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance82
  83. 83. •Either side of chimney • Note incomplete paint on trimTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance83
  84. 84. •Entry at chimney flashTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance84
  85. 85. • Chimney separations • Chimney flash • Shed to wall flash • Edge of roof— Especially at outside corners.Typical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance85
  86. 86. • Often with new construction • Nearly always with re- roof or remodel.Typical Chimney Transition © Hybrid Home Performance86
  87. 87. • Weather barrier must be as tight as others. • Typical clearance found transitioning form one structural element to another.A Closer Look at typical assemblies. © Hybrid Home Performance87
  88. 88. • Bumble Bees are nectar gatherers • They will Land and walk to their hive….sometimes 20 feet or more • Very territorial and aggressiveTypical Bumble Bee Colony © Hybrid Home Performance88
  89. 89. • Around air conditionersTypical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance89
  90. 90. • Use expanding foam or dense foam tape.Typical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance90
  91. 91. •Entry at pipe penetrations or cavities created by pipe runs.Typical, Common, Entry Points © Hybrid Home Performance91
  92. 92. • Physically Fill Entry PointsSealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance92
  93. 93. • Double layer felt • Double check gutter wall connections and downspout connections • Voids are often foundSealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance93
  94. 94. •Metal flash Better • More solar resistant product would be a better choice at base of tileSealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance94
  95. 95. • Undisturbed • Small Entry in DirtTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest © Hybrid Home Performance95
  96. 96. • Probing for CavityTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest © Hybrid Home Performance96
  97. 97. • Water Mellon Sized • Large Enough to Be Perennial HiveTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest © Hybrid Home Performance97
  98. 98. • Vacuum Nozzle Trapping Returning Field Force.Typical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest © Hybrid Home Performance98
  99. 99. •Very dangerous locationTypical Yellow Jacket (Wasp) Nest © Hybrid Home Performance99
  100. 100. •Trapping scouting queens keeps hives from occurring • Place jacket traps after studying flight patternsYellow Jacket Countermeasures © Hybrid Home Performance100
  101. 101. • Split Bait Between Two Traps to Economize • Always Wear Heavy latex gloves when baiting traps • Pheromones will bring the wasps to the traps or to you.Yellow Jacket Trap Production © Hybrid Home Performance101
  102. 102. • Rodents/raccoons or pigeons can remove seal. •Seal face nailing with a dab of Henry’s 208 or equiv.Sealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance102
  103. 103. • Take heavier Measures • Field bent medium aluminum. • The seal will last longer than the roof.Sealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance103
  104. 104. •Pigeon barrierSealing Techniques © Hybrid Home Performance104
  105. 105. • Random droppings • In open space • No trail or patternMice, Rats, or Bats? © Hybrid Home Performance105
  106. 106. • Random droppings • In open space • No trail or patternMice, Rats, or Bats? © Hybrid Home Performance106
  107. 107. • Concentrated deposit of droppings • Near a break in vertical elevation • Focused pattern • RESPERATORS ONMice, Rats, or Bats? © Hybrid Home Performance107
  108. 108. • Typical native bat • Catching up on beauty sleep • Treat job as though you’re doing lead or asbestosBat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem © Hybrid Home Performance108
  109. 109. • PCO (Pest Control Operator was unable to resolve • Initial job was a bee removal/repair • Established customer trust • Two day job became a three month jobBat Infestation—Re-occurring Infestation © Hybrid Home Performance109
  110. 110. • In California we presume all bats are rabid • If you see a bat in the daylight it is certainBat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem © Hybrid Home Performance110
  111. 111. •In California we presume all bats are rabid • If you see a bat in the daylight it is certainBat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem © Hybrid Home Performance111
  112. 112. • Usually take the high ground.Bat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem © Hybrid Home Performance112
  113. 113. • Open cell foam • Application underwayBat Infestation—Permanent Solution © Hybrid Home Performance113
  114. 114. • Moving air and thermal barrier from ceiling to roofBat Infestation—Re-occurring Problem © Hybrid Home Performance114
  115. 115. • Completed application • 8 inches of open cell foamBat Infestation—No Longer a Problem © Hybrid Home Performance115
  116. 116. • Treated DormerBat Infestation—No Longer a Problem © Hybrid Home Performance116
  117. 117. • Effective air and thermal barrier • Lid to staircase was missed • We’ll follow with blown callousKnee Wall Above Stair Case Lid © Hybrid Home Performance117
  118. 118. • Detailing air seal to followPrecautionary Elevated Planking © Hybrid Home Performance118
  119. 119. •` No more tramping through our insulationFollow with Air Sealing then R-30 with Hi IIQ © Hybrid Home Performance119
  120. 120. Bee, Wasp, Bat & Bird Infestation AvoidancePresentation Objectives: (Did I miss anything?)• Realize the important roll of our little pollen-aters √• Identify hives in the wild √• Recognize a swarm in transition verses an established hive √• Recognize bees scouting verses an established hive √• Precisely locate hives at interior walls ceilings or floors √• How to approach a hive and what to do if attacked √• Realize the potential negative impacts of bees on weather barrier, thermal boundary,pressure boundary, and combustion safety. √• Manage a typical (Huh?) extraction through repair process √• Move through the repair process quickly without sacrificing quality or performance• Avoid the “recall Bee-call” √• Create opportunities for additional work with building perimeter “Bee-sealing” √ © Hybrid Home Performance120
  121. 121. •` Getting the Job Done Thank You!!!Highly Recommended Movie: The Disappearing Bees © Hybrid Home Performance121
  122. 122. • Life is good • Stop and smell the honey comb!Enjoying the Fruits of our Labors © Hybrid Home Performance122
  123. 123. Bee, Wasp, Bat & BirdInfestation Avoidance Certified Proctor © Hybrid Home Performance

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