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As the leaders in live bee removal in the San Diego area, we get a lot of questions from concerned residents and business owners. They want to know how to identify a bee infestation or swarm and how to remove it safely and humanely. At D-Tek Live Bee Removal, we love sharing information about honeybees with our customers. We care about educating people about the many benefits of honeybees, with the hope that they will help us in our mission to protect bees. 

In this article, we are going to answer some of the most common questions we get from our San Diego neighbors and customers related to honeybee behavior and live honeybee removal. Let’s dive in! 

How do I know if I have a bee infestation in my home? 

The biggest sign of a bee infestation in your home is bee activity! We don’t mean the occasional honeybee stopping by your garden for a bite to eat. Unusual honeybee activity would be defined as multiple bees entering and exiting the same spot in a structure with frequency. You may see this activity near the roof of your home, chimney, in between pieces of siding or in soffit areas. Generally, the activity will be above ground giving the bees additional protection. 

Why do bees build their hives in homes? 

Homes and other building structures provide ample locations for honeybees to build their homes. Even though it might not look like it, there are plenty of gaps, cracks and crevices big enough to allow bees to enter and exit. Bees love to build their hives in protected, ventilated spaces that give them enough space to expand their colonies. They also love to choose places that give them easy access to sources of pollen, nectar and water. 

Why is live bee removal better than a typical exterminator? 

The live bee removal process can be difficult, dangerous and pretty complicated. That’s why it is always recommended to hire a professional for all of your bee removal needs. Many people just want the situation taken care of quickly and cheaply, so they call the first exterminator they find on Google. 

However, if you want to do it the right way, you should always opt for a reputable company that specializes in live and humane bee removal services. Live bee removal does not use harmful chemicals or pesticides so you don’t have to worry about harming your family, pets or the bees. With San Diego live bee removal, the bees are completely removed without harm and then rehomed in an apiary where they can continue to live and pollinate. 

How do I know that the bees won’t come back? 

Many bee removal customers are worried that even after the time and expense of hiring a bee removal company to eliminate an infestation, the bees will return. This is a common concern, and we understand why! A bee swarm or infestation can damage your home and be downright scary. When you hire a professional San Diego live bee removal company, they will take measures to ensure that the bees won’t come back. Technicians will remove the bees as well as the entire hive, which has the potential to attract bees, other insects and rodents to the area. Any remaining honey and honeycomb will also be removed to eliminate the potential for mold and the scent of honeybee pheromones. Finally, the technician will fill any gaps with a special, humane substance that will prevent bees from reentering the area. 

Why should we protect honeybees? 

Honeybees are one of the world’s primary pollinators. Bees travel from flower to flower, spreading pollen and helping plant species reproduce. This process is what produces much of the food we eat today. By protecting honeybees, you are doing your part to maintain this vital component of our ecosystem. 

While a honeybee infestation may seem like a big hassle, it doesn’t have to be when you work with a professional bee removal company. D-Tek Live Bee Removal has been serving the San Diego area for almost 20 years. We are proud to provide the leading bee removal, bee repair and bee proofing services in the county. Contact us today for a free quote!