Summer time brings many things to the lives of most home owners. Relief from the heating bills of winter, only to be replaced by bills to power the air conditioner, a chance to grill in the yard and of course, the return of their area’s insects. While some insects such as mantises and ladybugs are more interesting than irritating, the usual suspects of termites, ants and perhaps most threatening of all, wasps and bees. Bees are classified as both agricultural insects, and as pests. This is especially true if they make a hive in areas where they can run into children playing in the yard. The sting of one of these insects can be exceedingly painful and in the cases of those with allergies, potentially fatal. With this in mind, it makes sense that most home owners will want to remove bees and wasps from nesting on their property as soon as possible. Luckily there are many bee removal services available wherever there are bees. You can either call a beekeeper, or a certified pest control company.
While one could hire an exterminator to deal with a wasp infestation, doing the same to a bee infestation is less than desirable. Pumping poison into bees will kill the bees, but also spread the poison to other beehives in the area, oftentimes man made hives intended to harvest honey for human consumption. Further, merely poisoning the bees does nothing about the honey combs, which will start sag in the summer heat and eventually leak toxic honey all over your home, damaging your property and presenting a poisonous hazards to keep children and animals away from/ Luckily there are specialized bee removal services that come into your home and carefully remove bee hives from private property. While many of these bee removal experts are also beekeepers looking to expand their honey harvesting assets, this does not, however, mean that you can expect bee removal for free. It can be a dangerous job; in addition to dealing with the bees themselves, there’s the fact that bees often place hives high up, in the roof of a home, in the walls or in the ceiling, and then proceed to build large masses of honey combs in these areas, sometimes to the tune of a hundred pounds of honey that is not easy to remove. While some newbie beekeepers will offer to remove bees for free to increase their stock of the animals, this is a risky procedure at best, as most free bee removers are inexperienced and seldom insured. With this in mind, it is probably better to hire an experienced professional. Not all pest control companies specialize in bees, so make sure that you find one that specializes in bee removal so that the job gets done right, and you won’t have to call them again.
Professional bee removal services will focus on removing the bees with minimal damage to the hive. Luckily bees tend to follow the hive, meaning that unless you are extremely unlucky, removing the hive will also get rid of the bees without the hassles and risks of a large scale poison infusion. You will probably have to leave your house for a while and there is a risk of damage to your home. Luckily, most professional bee removers are insured like other contractors such as plumbers and electricians. Bees are actually a boon to the local environment and industry, and while you don’t want them in your home, it will definitely pay off for everybody to remove them without toxic chemicals.