A bee problem may present itself in several different ways. A few bees or wasps flying about your property, foraging in plant life or at a water source should be no cause for alarm. These guys provide important work that ensures their way of life, and ours as well. Did you know half of our fresh food comes from crops pollinated by bees? There are ways to make your outdoor space a little less desirable for bees if there is someone with allergies residing there, call us for more information and tips. You do NOT need the services of a beekeeper or professional in bee removal under this situation.
A swarm of bees is a rare sight. When our clients call to report a swarm of bees however, most are alarmed by the size and noise. That many bees all huddled together, attached to an outside surface is certainly awe inspiring. Look carefully, and from a safe distance. A swarm is unlikely to attack, but will if it feels threatened. Do NOT try and interfere with a swarm. If it is in an area of your property that cannot be avoided, please call upon the service of one of our licensed and experienced bee keepers. A member of our team will arrive quickly, and efficiently remove the swarm for relocation to a bee farm in a more rural area, away from people and pets. Because a bee swarm may only stay in one place for a few hours, most folks elect to just wait them out. This is a good strategy as long as you keep a close eye on them when they go. You want to make sure they do not select the more hospitable space within the interior of one of your trees or through a crack or gap into the walls of your building.
A colony of bees (bee hive) is most often reported when someone discovers a “line” of bees, flying in and out of a tiny gap or hole. People will often report to us that there are “only a few”, hoping that this infestation is a relatively small one. Unfortunately this is is rarely the case. A colony of bees is made up of thousands – tens of thousands of bees. Trying to flush them back out of this tiny opening is not an easy task. Any invasion into the space will be interpreted by the bees as an attack against them and they will respond accordingly. Infestation of this type must be physically removed. This process will involve opening the structure for removal of the bees, as well as all the hive and honeycomb they have produced. The empty space then must be thoroughly scrubbed clean and professionally treated before repairs can be made and the area completely sealed off. This will prove to be a highly skilled construction project, often at an uncomfortable height and awkward position. Removals from within a structure always require the combined skills of a beekeeper and carpenter. Every member of our team has these skills and we offer them in an affordable way to every customer. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed by Live Bee Removal Chicago.
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Bee Removal FAQ
1. Do you have experience removing bees from a wall?
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
2. What is the process of removing bees from a wall?
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.
3. Do you have pictures of honeybee removals from walls?
Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.
4.How long have you been a beekeeper?
Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.
5. How long have you been in business?
Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.
6. Do you have references?
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.
7. Do you guarantee your work?
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
8. Do you have insurance?
Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workmanâ€™s compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.
4 How to Get Rid of Bees – Do’s and Dont’s.
DO call a professional immediately.
This is the single most important step of bee removal! If you have a bee problem, it’s imperative that you use a professional bee removal expert to fix the situation for you. Their experience, knowledge and skills enable them to effectively remove the bees, quickly and safely, ensuring that no one gets hurt…