Bees are one of the most well-known pests to cause trouble when they’re present. However, bees are beneficial for maintaining the environment. They assist with plant reproduction and create food for other animals and humans through pollination. According to one study, honeybees are responsible for the creation of an estimated 80% of fruit trees, vegetable plants, legumes, and flowers! Harming or killing bees just because they seem “pesky” might do more harm than good for your surroundings. Even so, you must invest in bee removal services simply because their stingers hurt really bad and pose a health risk as well.
Why You Need To Take Care Of Bees And Wasps
Bees and wasps are active nearly year-round. Most homeowners don’t want bees and wasps around their property. For some people, these stinging insects are nothing more than a nuisance. They buzz your family picnics or make nests in inconvenient areas. For others, they can be a deadly predator. Many people are allergic to stinging insects’ venom and can have severe anaphylactic reactions. Professional service to get rid of bees and wasps on your property is worth the investment to keep your home and family safe from these unwanted pests.
While they may look frightening, bees that are swarming and carrying honey from their old hive are much less defensive or likely to sting than they would be if they were protecting immature bees at the old hive. They shouldn’t pose much danger if left undisturbed but will sting if provoked. Once bees become established, they will begin to build combs for rearing brood and storing food. Although colonies may do no structural harm to the building, occasionally they use water to soften Sheetrock and remove it in order to expand the nesting area. Residents then will notice an enlarging damp area on their wall. In a few cases, the bees actually open a hole through the Sheetrock so that foragers escape into the house, annoying or scaring occupants. Finally, if the colony is killed and not immediately removed, honey will ferment and leak through walls and ceilings, causing damage.
Why You Need To Remove A Bee’s Nest
It’s possible to live with a bee’s nest temporarily. However, the trouble arises when you’ve accidentally knocked over or disturbed the nest and all those bees come out. That’s where the stinging happens which leads to health hazards, Here are some of the reasons why you need to remove bee’s nests from your property.
If you, a member of your family, or a guest that regularly visits you is allergic to bees, then removal is pretty much a necessity. Bee venom allergies can cause a variety of unpleasant and even life-threatening medical reactions. If you are the allergic party, we strongly advise you to keep a safe distance from the hive. Even after the hive itself is removed bee activity may continue for a day or two. Be sure the coast is clear before re-entering the area following a removal.
Even if nobody in your family is allergic, bee stings are still painful. Because of this, sometimes the hive sits in an inconvenient location that necessitates its removal. If the beehive is located close to a door or window, then the odds of bees finding their way inside, or swarming on anyone leaving the house, become too high to be ignored.
Some types of bees, like the carpenter bee, often build hives inside house walls. These bees bore holes in wood and can cause serious structural damage. These hives need to be removed straight away before they infiltrate too deeply into the walls, increasing the extermination price and even lowering your property value.
A beehive grows as the colony establishes itself. What can start out as a few thousand bees, can quickly become tens of thousands in a short period of time. As the colony expands, there is a greater chance that you will be stung by more than one bee. Larger colonies also mean that the hive must continue to grow to accommodate its residents. Hives have been known to become massive structures inside of walls and ceilings, increasing the potential for serious property damage and destruction.
How To identify A Bee’s Nest
Before you approach the focal point of bee or wasp activity, put on light-colored protective clothing like pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and closed-toe shoes. To avoid attracting these insects, avoid wearing bright colors and wash off any fragrances you might have on your body, such as perfume, scented lotion, or soap. Secure your hair and opt for less loose-fitting attire to reduce the chance that bees and wasps will get caught in your hair or clothes.
Slowly approach the area. Use your eyes to examine the nest or hive for distinguishing characteristics, while maintaining a safe distance. Some primary differences between bees and wasps include the appearance of their nests and the insects themselves.
Bees tend to have thicker, rounder bodies that appear fuzzy. Since bees primarily feed on pollen, you can usually find them around or on flowers. These insects usually don’t sting humans unless they feel threatened. Social bees, including bumblebees and honeybees, typically build their hives or nests in hollow or abandoned areas. You are more likely to find these hives in rodent burrows, thick grass, wall cavities, sheds, or in trees, as you can see in the photo above. The main part of the nest is made of honeypots or wax cells produced by the bees. This waxy substance is a primary way to distinguish between beehives and wasp nests.
In any case, the best way to identify and remove bees and their nest is by calling the experts at SIA Wildlife.
How Do SIA Wildlife’s Bee Removal Services Work
Dealing with a bee population on your property can be overwhelming. Often, the easiest and safest way to handle either of these stinging pests is to contact SIA Wildlife. We offer customized pest control solutions to our customers and, based on your preferences, we can remove, treat or relocate the nest on your property. Then, we’ll seal up any potential nesting areas or provide recurring preventative pest control services, so your worries can be put to rest and you can go back to enjoying your outdoor areas.
Our experts use eco-friendly ways to help remediate stinging insect problems such as removing wasps. We also guide you through ways to make your property less inviting to bees and wasps. We use methods such as landscape modification, exterior care for your home, and proper lawn care.
Here in SIA Wildlife Control, the bees are always removed live without the use of any pesticides. We believe in preserving our future by ensuring eco-friendly bee removal techniques are utilized. Our state-of-the-art vacuum removal process not only removes the bees without killing them, but we are careful to then contain the honey bees.
We not only remove all of the bees alive, but we also remove all of the honeycomb (beehive) as well. It is extremely critical that all of the honeycombs be removed because bees have an excellent sense of smell. After all the beehive has been removed we then spray an oil-based sealant over the infested area to eliminate the pheromones left behind
Basically, what you’re paying for is our expertise, equipment, your safety, and the time that you save by hiring our experts in SIA Wildlife to do it for you. Other insects we exterminate include ants and carpenter bees.