Bee Removal Pittsburgh (412) 455-7878
Here in Pittsburgh we have many different types of bees that can cause many different types of nuisances to property owners. At Bee Removal Pittsburgh we have almost 30 years experience dealing with every manner of bee problems. The number one rule of thumb when experiencing an unusual number of bees or wasps in or around your property is to call someone with enough knowledge that and experience to help you determine what needs to be done. We offer all of our expertise, and estimates for beekeeping and bee removal services, free of charge to every caller. We are your friends and neighbors and our greatest passion is in educating our community about this most important resource, Bees!
It is common to see bees foraging for food and water around homes and other structures. Foraging bees are away from their hive and the remainder of the colon. These bees are just working, and not likely to sting because they have nothing to defend. Bees visiting plants, or water sources should be left undisturbed. To discourage foraging bees from gathering around a home or business, try and prevent access to attractants such as ripening fruit, opened soda cans and water sources. Make sure your outdoor garbage receptacles are covered and well-sealed. Some flowers, and even non-flowering landscaping will attract foraging bees. It is impractical to try to remove all the plants or water sources that might attract foraging bees so your best defense is to simply keep a wide berth. We can help you identify whether your bees are just foraging (visiting) or have an established colony or hive on your property. Please call us for this free information.
During the early Spring months bees will "swarm", that is, a group of thousands will split off from an existing hive, in search of a new location for the colony to establish a new hive. A swarm of bees is often described as a "ball of bees" though it may not be shaped like a ball, it will consist of thousands of bees mounded together, mimicking the shape of a hive. A swarm of bees may be traveling for several days in search of an area suitable to begin their new hive. If you encounter a bee swarm, keep your distance. Although a swarm is not yet protecting a hive, eggs, young bees or work product, it may still attack if it feels threatened. A swarm of bees on your property may very quickly invade your structure through a gap or hole that you may not even be aware of. Removing a swarm for relocation is our favorite bee removal task. It is the least expensive service and ensures the bees can be safely relocated to a more suitable non populated area.
Throughout the year many of our clients notice a small number of bees moving in and out of an opening, sometimes just a tiny crack, into a structure which may be a tree, building or other object. This is always the number one clue that you have a colony of bees residing within the structure. A colony of bees, with a hive inside a structure will be laying approximately 1500 eggs per day and producing ponds of wax comb and honey. This is a very serious problem that literally grows larger every day. A colony of bees will act aggressively to protect the hive. Do not attempt to seal them inside or use pesticides in an attempt to eradicate this problem yourself. You will only compound your problem when trapped bees create an alternate exit from the space (sometimes into the building itself) or the colony retaliates against the chemical. It is virtually impossible to kill the number of bees you have within by using these products. Additionally, your greater problem is that of the hive and debris that will still be within the space.
No matter the size or scope of your bee problem - we here at Bee Removal Pittsburgh can help. Again, our advice and estimates are always free so call now before your bee problem grows out of control.