Honey bees are necessary to pollinating crops and flowers and are welcome additions to fields and gardens. When they invade your home or barn, it’s another matter, that warrants a call to Budget Pest Control, your experts for beehive removal.
Dangers Of Honey Bees
About 1-2% of the population are hypersensitive to honey bee stings and experience a life-threatening reaction that requires immediate medical treatment. For the average person, being stung by a bee causes irritation, redness, and itching, but a bee sting is seldom fatal. In fact, you could “safely” sustain 10 stings per pound of body weight. (That equals 1,100 bee stings to kill an adult or 300 to kill a child.) Unless you are allergic, you can remove the stinger and treat the sting at home, only seeking medical attention if the swelling has not gone down in a few days.
Honey bees go about their business and do not attack humans unless provoked. If you make one mad or attack their hive, they go for it. Swarming bees are angry bees who could inflict multiple bites. Often, they swarm to protect their queen or when relocating to a new hive.
Bees are often call “opportunistic builders” who make their nests on horizontal structures inside and out – or move into abandoned nests. Internally, this might be in attics near vent holes or accessible chimney joints, electrical boxes and plumbing openings, crawl spaces. They build wax honeycombs to store the honey.
If honey bees nest in your home, you risk structural damage. Bees don’t eat wood, but they leave honeycombs and honey deposits that can drip, rot, and attract other pests who might love the taste of your home. However, they do have an appetite for drywall, so can be pretty destructive in your walls.
When hives are outside, you should leave them alone if they are 100 feet away from humans, or positioned more than 40 feet high. If you see bees swarming around your eaves or roof line, they may have found an entry point to your home.
How Budget Pest Control Can Help With Bee Hive Removal
Since an average bee hive might house 10,000-50,000 bees, you should think twice about attempting do-it-yourself bee hive removal. Given that bees are helpful creatures, you may want to have the bees relocated rather than killed. If so, contact a local beekeeper to do this job.
Once the bees are gone, you should still have the professionals from Budget Pest Control ascertain the damage, remove abandoned combs and honey, and treat the area to ward off future infestations. Then, you may need to call a contractor to open up the walls and then eliminate the access points and close up holes AFTER you are sure the bees are gone.
Knowing that permanent honey bee hive removal can be difficult, Budget Pest Control offers a six month warranty against future visitors in the same spot – three months longer than for other pests. They offer same day service so you can serve the bees a quick eviction notice.
Though helpful partners in the food chain, honey bees can cause serious problems when they regard your home as a Motel 6.If you hear buzzing in your walls or see bees congregating at what could be an access point, call Budget Pest Control at (303) 790-7378 for bee hive removal.