When you need bee control, it's always best to leave it to the professionals. But there are a few things you can do to make the process quicker and more effective.
Having a large beehive or swarm on your property can be frightening, but it's not necessarily dangerous. Unless the bees are living in the same areas where you or your family constantly pass by, then the bees generally won't bother you.
However, if you disturb the hive in any fashion, or conduct activity around it, then the bees are likely to see you as a threat - and that's where the danger comes into play. Up to 50,000 bees can live in one hive. If you cause a disturbance, even by accident, you are likely to be swarmed and stung by hundreds of bees in just seconds. This alone would require immediate medical attention, but if you are allergic to bee stings, then the situation would be even more grave.
Before you risk having someone get hurt, here are some crucial steps for fast, effective bee control.
Inspect your property in the spring.
Bee colonies can survive for many seasons, but you usually won't see much activity until the spring or summer. This is a good time to inspect your property for early signs of a hive being formed.
Take the time to look under porches, awnings, inside garages, patios and other spots for bee activity. Since the hive will likely be small, it won't be as populated with bees, which makes bee control even easier.
Call a professional bee control company.
Once you've spotted the nest, now is the time to call the professionals. They will use their expertise and special equipment to remove the bees and the hive from your property. Don't worry if you haven't found the hive yet. If you have a swarm of bees around your home or business, the experts should be able to determine where they are living.
If the company is also a beekeeper, like the Bee Removal Specialist, then they will not try to kill the bees. Instead, they will use a special vacuum for collecting the bees, or they will shake the bees into a bee box while wearing protective gear.
Stay away from the hive.
While you're waiting for the professionals to arrive, keep your distance from the hive. Inform your family, visitors and neighbors about the hive's location and instruct them to stay as far away from it as possible.
Remember: the bees won't disturb you if you don't disturb them. Make a concerted effort to avoid the nest until the professionals can come to remove it.
Don't attempt to fix the problem yourself.
Every year, many people make the mistake of thinking they can fix the problem themselves with their DIY contraptions. They spray the hives with garden hoses, they hit them with long poles and sticks. They shoot insect repellent at them.
As you've probably guessed, these scenarios don't generally turn out well. The instigator gets stung, the beehive is left intact, and the bees are still there. This is why it's so important to call a professional.
The Bee Removal Specialist is your professional solution for fast, effective bee control . Led by second generation bee expert Harold Wright, we are an experienced team of bee removal pros located in cities around the United States.
When you call us for bee removal, we do our best to remove the bees and the hive from your property that very same day. And since we are also beekeepers, we do our best to preserve the bees, and transfer them to our apiary or another local beekeeper.
No matter how big or small your bee problem, our experts have a solution, and we guarantee your satisfaction!
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