Amazing footage shows a pest controller using a HOOVER to remove a huge colony of 22,000 bees which plagued a family's home for ten years. See SWNS story SWMDbees. The swarming insects had built a hive behind the plaster above the dormer window of a loft conversion. The family spent years trying to remove the bees from their three-storey home in the Eastern Green area of Coventry but to no avail. Bee experts told them the hive was too delicate to remove safely and numerous pest controllers simply refused the job because it was too dangerous. In desperation, the family boarded up the room and left the attic to the bees until one pest controller came up with an innovative way of removing them safely using a vacuum cleaner. David Bird, who owns Delta Pest Control in Coventry, spent several hours hoovering up the bees before transferring them to a sealed container.