Bee smart about bees around your home
- Why do bees hum? Because they can’t remember the words.
- What do bees say when they return to the hive? “Honey, I’m home.”
- What’s more dangerous than being with a fool? Fooling with a bee.
There’s no shortage of corny jokes about bees, but there’s nothing funny about having a bee infestation in your house or on your property. That last riddle rings true: fooling with bees is very dangerous on your own. Unless you are a well-trained beekeeper with all the proper equipment, you would be a fool to try this at home!
Bees around your house – or worse, in your house – requires an immediate call to experts in bee removal. Not only are bees dangerous when they are protecting their hives, if you or someone in your family is allergic to bees, bee stings could be fatal.
Pest control experts will have the right protective gear and equipment to ascertain the exact location of hidden hives and remove them. They can also distinguish the type of bee on your property. Getting rid of bumble bees will not be the same treatment needed to remove carpenter bees, for instance.
Spraying your home with toxic insecticides on your own is neither safe nor wise. Farmers depend on bees to cross-pollinate and keep crops flourishing. Without honey bees, it is estimated that about a third of our crops would be lost. With a reduced food supply, millions of cattle, hogs, chickens, and other animals would also be lost. Albert Einstein was quoted as saying that “if the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”
If you encounter bees around your home, professional bee experts can remove the colonies and relocate them to spots away from neighborhoods – and ensure that these bees won’t come back to your home again.
Bee removal challenges
If a pest control specialist finds a colony of bees in an empty trash can, removal is simple! However, bees build hives in all kinds of place. Some bee removals require removing roofing, drywall, chimneys or other structures to clear out all traces of hives. Major repairs and construction may be needed. Before the job is finished, the areas must be properly sealed to prevent future infestations.
Less reputable exterminators have been known to kill the bees with toxic chemicals, but then they leave behind the hives, honeycombs, and bee carcasses inside the walls of the house. The honey rots and starts to smell bad. The decaying hives and honey will attract all kinds of pests, including rats and other rodents and new insect infestations. The rotting process of moldy honey could also cause structural damage.
The bottom line: don’t try to eliminate bees on your own. Instead of removing the bees, amateurs can end up aggravating a swarm of bees to attack more aggressively. People have been severely stung and even killed attempting to take care of a bee problem in their home or on their premises. Choosing a well-established pest control firm is essential to solving a bee problem.
Prevention bee infestations
Not only can trained pest control professionals eliminate a bee problem, they can also help you prevent a bee infestation before it starts. As part of their regular inspection, they will look for bees flying out of wood piles, meter boxes, cracks in a wall, or other spots. Bees can be anywhere from dog houses and storage sheds to flower pots and bushes. They like living in crawl spaces under the home, attics, and chimneys along with hollowed-out trees, fence posts, and any piles of debris.
When trained pest control technicians see areas of potential locations for beehives, like crevices in walls, they will determine correct ways to seal those openings. Amateurs might think that they can just seal up a hole outside their house where they had seen bees flying. However, bees will find another exit, which could be inside a house.
For more than 40 years, people across Arizona have turned to University Termite & Pest Control to take care of their bee infestations. With experienced pest control professionals who specialize in bee removal, the company is a leader in the field. Bee removal is a top priority call for University Termite & Pest Control. This is not the time for take chances; their procedures are efficient, thorough, and safe for you and your family.
While our world needs honey bees, you should never have to put up with bees on your property. Call University Termite & Pest Control for safety and peace of mind.