Pest control clears bees out of cancer patient's home

Pest control helps clear cancer patient's home infested with bees
Levitch and Schubert embrace (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Levitch and Schubert embrace (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Berclair couple is dealing with a bee infestation in their home—but that's not even the biggest battle they are fighting.

Windsong Levitch heard a faint buzzing behind her wall that could have turned out to be deadly.

"As soon as I realized what I was hearing, I thought I was going to have a heart attack, and as soon as I made it to the door, there were five bees," Levitch said.

Levitch said she and her husband were living in a nightmare. Levitch has terminal cancer and both she and her husband are allergic to bees.

"If I had my EpiPen in my hand, by the time my mind told my hand to use it, it would be too late," Levitch said.

Levitch heard her walls buzzing several days before. With limited funds, she called WMC Action News 5 for help.

We reached out to Billy Schubert, the owner of Action Pest Control, who agreed to help.

"It's Good Friday," Schubert said. "The Lord blessed me, and I feel like if I don't give it back, he will take it away."

Schubert found bees inside the walls and worked to get them out. He also saw a wasp nest ready to hatch.

"With her having terminal cancer and allergic to them, I knew this was something we had to take care of today," Schubert said.

Levitch said she cannot thank him enough for his kindness.

"This renews my faith in Mankind and my faith that if you pray hard enough long enough," Levitch said through tears. "I'm sorry. I'm really grateful."

"It's awesome," Schubert said. "It's what we're here for: to protect and serve."

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