Every year, all over the United States, people become victims to serious bee stings, simply because they attempted to remove a hive without having any prior experience or knowledge on how to do it the right way.
- If you have a hive of bees on your property, then it's understandable that you'd want to do something about it. Tens of thousands of bees can live in just one hive - and if the bees see you as a threat, then they WILL take action.
- If you or your children are allergic to bee stings, then the sight of a hive can be even scarier. You don't want anyone to get seriously hurt, so you'll do almost anything to get rid of the bees.
- But if you don't hire an expert to handle the situation, then you could end up with an even bigger problem on your hands.
Don't take the risk of injuring yourself or someone else by attempting bee removal yourself. Using an expert will ensure that the bees are completely removed, quickly and safely, so that no one gets hurt.
Before we review some of the right ways to solve your bee problem, let's look at some of the wrong ways. No matter how many bees you have or how serious the situation is, you should absolutely avoid these common mistakes:
- Swatting at the hive with a stick or broom.
Many people make the mistake of assuming that they can solve their bee problem by knocking the hive onto the ground. While it's true that destroying the nest is generally an important step to bee removal it's also the most dangerous aspect if it's not done the right way.
Swatting at a hive with any object will merely disturb the bees and severely increase the risk of your being stung hundreds of times in just seconds. Even if the nest doesn't look active, there could be thousands of bees living inside. Do NOT take any chances!
- Spraying an insect killer at the hive.
Anybody who has ever used an insect repellent to try to kill a swarm of bees knows how dangerous and ineffective this is. Up to 50,000 bees can live in a single hive, and your small can of bug spray will only hit a fraction of them before hundreds more swarm you and sting you. Leave the spray for ants and spiders. Don't disturb the hive!
- Covering the hive with a trash can, bag or other container.
It's great that you want to capture the bees without killing them, but this isn't the right way to do it. While you may be able to trap a few bees, you will likely be swarmed immediately. It may sound comical, but this is a method that many people attempt every year, before experiencing the disastrous consequences.
The only smart and safe way to remove bees, wasps and hives is to hire an expert. By calling the Bee Removal Specialists at , you can have your bees removed quickly and effectively - without the risk of anyone getting hurt. In fact, we often remove bees on the very same day that you call.
As professional beekeepers, we know how to capture bees without killing them, either by vacuuming them with a bee vac or placing them in a bee box. We use all the proper equipment to ensure safety for everyone, and we will remove all remnants of the nest as well.
Before you make the mistake of trying to solve your bee problem by yourself, give us a call today. We are happy to answer your questions, provide professional expertise, and remove the bees from your property!
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees with an infrared camera, use a smoker to calm the bees, use a bee vacuum and other professional tools to remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.
Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.
Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.
Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.
A reputable bee removal company will have good ratings online on platforms such as Google. Be wary of businesses that have too few good reviews. Itâ€™s not unusual for novice companies to ask friends and family to create favorable reviews.
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workers' compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.
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