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The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Honey Bee Removal

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Honey bee swarm

When it comes to honey bees, many people think that they are harmless creatures. After all, they are often used in commercials to sell honey and other products. What many people don’t realize is that bees not living in a hive can be quite dangerous. If you have a bee problem on your property, it is best to call a professional pest control company rather than try to remove the bees yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of do-it-yourself honey bee removal and why you should always leave the job to the professionals!

Dangers of Honey Bee Swarms

Homeowners often encounter honey bee swarms when they are in search of a new hive.  Swarms are generally docile, but can exhibit defensive behavior if provoked by hitting them with sticks, rocks, or spraying them with a hose.  When they have found a new location for a hive, they will instinctively protect it and can become agitated and aggressive.  This is especially true when their hive has been damaged or destroyed. Attempting to remove bees on your own without any personal protection can be extremely hazardous as swarming bees may result in multiple stings. What’s more, some people may also have an allergic reaction to bees, which can be deadly if left untreated.

Honey Bee Removal

Some cheap pest control companies will simply spray bees, but that can lead to problems.  Bees sprayed with pesticides will end up rotting in place potentially leading to a bad odor. Left over honey can ferment causing wax comb caps to burst and the honey will eventually leak out of the comb and settle on a horizontal plane.  If that is in your home, the moisture, odor, and resulting damage can result in extensive and expensive repairs.  Our honey bee removal process includes the following steps:

  1. Determine the location and extent of the honey bee hive.
  2. Safely spray pesticides to kill the honey bees.
  3. Open up the cavity as carefully as possible to remove the dead bees, combs, and honey to avoid any leftover problems.

Honey Bee Prevention

Furthermore, bees often return to the same area they were removed from, making do-it-yourself honey bee removal a risky and futile endeavor. Professional pest control companies have the right equipment and expertise necessary to safely exterminate bees and keep them away for good.

Remember, attempting to remove bees without any protection on your own is a dangerous decision. Always call a professional pest control company for honey bee removal to ensure the bees are taken care of safely without anyone put in harm’s way. Doing so will also make sure that the bees will not return to the same area once they have been removed, guaranteeing peace of mind for you and your family.  Call Bricker Pest Control today at 979-244-5811!

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