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3 Reasons Not to Ignore Bee Infestations

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If you live in San Diego, you’ve probably had a few run-ins with honey bees. Bee stings are painful and can even be deadly for some people. But stings are not the only reason that bee infestations on your property should be taken seriously. When your San Diego home is suffering from an infestation of bees, you shouldn’t ignore the problem or attempt to remove the bees on your own. There are a number of potential dangers that could cause harm to your family or home. 

The first thing that smart homeowners do is call a professional bee removal company to handle the infestation as quickly and safely as possible. D-Tek Live Bee Removal has worked with homeowners across the San Diego area to rid their homes and properties of pesky bees. If you have a bee situation on your hands, give us a call for a free quote today. 

The Dangers of a Bee Infestation 

We all know that bees are an important part of our ecosystem and that they need to be protected. That does not mean that they aren’t a nuisance that could cause harm to people, pets and property. Let’s dig a little deeper into the reasons why you should never ignore a bee infestation on your property. 

Bees can destroy your property. 

It is not uncommon for bees to build their nests inside the walls, roof, attic or chimney of your home. They love protected, cool and covered areas that allow them easy access in and out of the hive. Large beehives can cause a great deal of damage to the structure of a home. The weight of a large hive can even be enough to bring down whatever they’ve built it on! 

In warm conditions, honey and beeswax can begin to melt and expand behind your walls. This can leave your walls with nasty stains and it can even cause them to rot! 

Bee stings can be life-threatening. 

Honey bees aren’t usually aggressive toward humans unless they are provoked. For many people, a bee sting is just a painful inconvenience that goes away within a few days. For those who are allergic to bee stings or those who receive multiple stings at once, it can be a different story altogether. 

Too much bee venom can cause someone to feel very sick with symptoms such as nausea, fever, dizziness and breathing difficulties. In these cases, the bee sting victim will need to get medical attention right away. For those who know they have an allergy, it is common to carry an EpiPen for immediate treatment. 

Homeowners may also face liability issues if a guest on their property has a negative reaction to a bee sting. At the first sign of a beehive, swarm or infestation, you must call a professional bee removal company to manage the issue right away.  

Bees can attract other unwanted pests. 

Bees are attracted to the pheromones left behind by other bees and beehives. When you ignore a hive in your home, the honeycomb remains – and so does the odor. This attracts more bees to the area and could result in more and more hives. 

The honey and odors left behind by the bees can also attract other pests to the area including mice, rats, cockroaches and other insects. These critters can create a whole other set of problems for you and your home. 

What to Do If You Have a Bee Infestation 

Ignoring a beehive on your property is never a smart idea. As you can see, there are a number of potential risks associated with a bee infestation outside of a nasty bee sting. 

If you notice increased bee activity at your San Diego home, don’t wait to call in a live bee removal company like D-Tek Live Bee Removal. We have the skills and experience to humanely remove any beehive and repair any damage they have done to your home. Our team can even bee-proof your home so you won’t have to worry about an infestation again! 

D-Tek Live Bee Removal Can Help! 

Let our team help you handle your bee infestation. We specialize in live bee removal, bee removal repairs and bee proofing services throughout the San Diego area. Give us a call today!