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Everything to Know About Bee Removal

 

It’s no secret that we owe a lot to bees. These amazing creatures are responsible for 80 percent of the world’s pollination, and it’s estimated that we have them to thank for one in every three bites of food we eat. Honey bees create the conditions possible for us to harvest about 30 percent of our global crop output, and they help to spread the seeds of 90 percent of plant wildlife, ensuring that more greenery is planted and thriving around the world.

As essential as bees are, they, unfortunately, can also become pests when they decide to set up shop at a residence, particularly when members of the household have an allergy to bee stings. In this context, bees can sometimes be life-threatening, as essential as they are.

Here’s what you need to know about bee removal: 

Honey Bee at Apple branch blossom

  • DIY Options Are Unsafe

It is never recommended that you remove a beehive or wasp nest on your own without professional equipment or training. Mishandling of a hive can lead to all sorts of problems, including the unnecessary death of a queen bee or members of her colony.

At PestEnd, our bee and wasp removal experts work according to a 100% guaranteed removal policy, and are professionally trained using specialty equipment in order to meet this standard. Our company has over ten years of experience in this field, and we’re available for you to call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We encourage you to call us as soon as possible instead of coming up with your own removal methods.

Most importantly, multiple wasp stings, even for those who aren’t allergic, can sometimes lead to dangerous bodily reactions, and in some cases, death. It’s important that you contact a licensed bee removal service in order to deal with the problem instead of trying to handle it on your own.

Wasp's Nest with guard at entrance.

  • DIY Options Are Also Ineffective

Unless you’ve been professionally trained in the process of removing bees and wasps, you will likely be unable to identify further infestation problems beyond the hive itself. DIY treatments can lead to two things:

  1. Insufficient removal that results in dead bees or wasps being left behind in hard-to-reach places in your home.
  2. Insufficient removal that results in bees or wasps being left alive in your home, deck or porch, or in the surrounding area.

Carpenter Bee Burrowing Into a Deck

Of particular concern to homeowners is the fact that carpenter bees prefer to make their nests in wood. Female carpenter bees are primarily preoccupied with creating nickel-sized holes in wooden structures as they build a nest, which can lead to severe infestations that homeowners can’t always see. It should be noted that bee colonies can expand rapidly to encompass tens of thousands of bees, and a home likely won’t show signs of infestation that can be spotted by an untrained individual until very late into this process. PestEnd workers are trained to spot these signs and know bee and wasp behaviour so that they can track where an infestation might be occurring out of plain sight.

Bees have a sophisticated system by which they expand their network and find new places to call home, known as swarming. Groups from the colony (called swarms) will leave the main hive in search of the next residence for the whole family, often clustering on nearby branches or other structures while scouting out a spot for a permanent home.

hornets

After a DIY treatment, if some of the bees or wasps are left alive without your knowledge of them, they will operate on their swarming instincts and remain in the area to build a new nest after time, which will lead you back to square one. Remember, too, that removing bees doesn’t mean you’ve removed their honeycomb, which can melt in hot weather and leave moisture behind in your home, shed, deck or porch infrastructure.

It should also be noted that hornets abandon their nests in winter, seeking out shelter elsewhere to endure colder temperatures and leaving young queens behind with their eggs. So, just because you treated a hive late in the season and believe the colony has left during cold weather, the group may just be waiting through the winter before reemerging with a bigger population.

Only a licensed and trained professional will be able to officially make the call that all pests have been removed from your home and won’t be coming back.

Female Carpenter Bee

  • Professional Removal is the Most Environmentally-Friendly Option 

In addition to removing bee and wasp nests efficiently, it’s important to ensure that the process is also done in the most humane and eco-friendly way possible.

We implement environmentally-friendly methods that will remove pests from your property and stop them from coming back while bringing as little harm as possible to the surrounding ecosystem. Using your own chemical to treat a hive can result in poisoning it, causing potentially severe damage to the local environment.

Also remember that using dangerous pesticides or chemicals on bees near your residence effectively means that you’re using these substances at your own home, which isn’t the healthiest or safest option for anyone.

Call Pestend to Remove Your Bee Problem

We’re here to help bring you peace of mind in the event of a bee or wasp infestation. Our business’s primary goal is to ensure that these creatures are removed safely, efficiently and effectively, so that one visit from us is always sufficient for our customers.

As noted earlier, we’re just a phone call away 24 hours a day. Contact Pestend as soon as you know there’s a problem, and we can help you safely deal with your bee or wasp infestation.