As good citizens, we should do everything possible to save bee colonies that become a nuisance, or are located within structural walls. This being said, there are many instances when this is not possible. Property owners have the right, and even the responsibility to treat even honey bees as pests when they have selected an urban area to create a new hive, especially when people or animal's safety may be compromised.
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If a property owner suspects that a bee colony has entered the wall of a structure, They should immediately call an expert in bee identification and removal. Here in Philadelphia, we are the premier bee experts, providing our friends and neighbors with over 25 years service and experience. We are not only bee identification and removal experts, we are also beekeepers and carpenters. We are trained to remove bees live, often to our beekeepers own bee farms or apiaries. In more complicated situations, we can also provide bee removal using chemical eradication. Always we have the hive removal and carpentry skills to open any structure, expertly removing bees, debris, hive, wax comb, honey and brood. The void is then cleaned, treated, filled and repaired. We are licensed, insured and second generation experts in all manners of beekeeping, bee removal and hive removal.
We also provide expert advice with regard to wasp, hornet, and yellow jacket eradication. We provide bee and wasp prevention services and all manners of live bee removal and extermination of pest or aggressive insects that fly and sting.
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.