During spring and summer, bees look for a new place to build a home. While residential homes and commercial properties are perfect options for the bees, it is not ideal for owners. Therefore, bee hives are a common issue where exterminators are called. But, that can be the worst thing to do for bees and for us as humans.
Bees are expert pollinators, helping mother nature to do what mother nature does best, thrive. Unfortunately, the colony collapse disorder is creating a major impact on bee life. It has killed 30-40 percent of bees worldwide in a year. Certain states like Florida have to cope with devastating hurricane damage and the bees feel that impact as well. Bees are blown off course, die of starvation or drown. All of which impacts bee farms that help to make honey or keep vegetation rich with pollen and nectar.
As a group of bees chooses a location to colonize they begin to swarm around a property. This is a very important warning you’ll want to pay attention to. Once they have selected a safe and secure place, they will begin the creation of their hive. This will happen until the Queen decides that she wants to build a second hive, leaving her daughter in care of the first hive. Bees are very possessive about their homes so if you stand too close to a hive, they will attack you.
The most valuable step you can take when you have a beehive on your property is to call in a professional. Removing a beehive is much better than exterminating one because the bees get to live. By exterminating bees, that only creates more of a problem when it comes to the increasing bee extinction rate.
Wildout Animal and Pest Control can help you to remove a beehive from your property in three simple and easy steps.
- We provide a free and thorough inspection of your property. Sometimes, a home or business owner will define that there is a bee issue, but cannot locate a colony. Our professionals will need to have the ability to thoroughly inspect your property to check for multiple colonies. A lot of the time, bees like to build their hives in an attic or a hole in the wall.
- Once the colony or colonies have been located, it’s time to get rid of the bees. We can do this by making sure to remove all the bees from where they have set up their colony. If the workers are removed but the queen remains, she will lay more eggs to rebuild. So the entire hive must be removed. We are able to identify the queen so that she can not rebuild. Once the hive has been removed, our team can seal up entry points so that it’s harder for bees to find a place to colonize.
- After the bee colony has been removed and entry points have been sealed up, it’s time for honeybee control. Since it rains quite a bit in Florida, there are always a lot of flowering plants that provide nectar. This means that it could be easy for bees to come back and set up a new colony on your property. Our professionals can help you to eliminate the problem before it really starts by offering quarterly inspections of your property.
Do you have an issue with bees around your home? Give us a call!