We’ve talked a lot about the importance of protecting honey bees because of their vital role in food production. Even though we want to keep them safe, it doesn’t mean that we want bees infesting our homes and businesses.
Do you suspect a bee hive on your property? Is it located in a place that could cause harm to people or pets? Is there a swarm buzzing near the entrance of your business that is making your customers feel unsafe?
If you have a bee infestation on your property, you have several options: live bee removal, bee extermination or ignoring the problem. Let’s take a look at these options so you can make the best choice for you. We have a feeling that after reading this article, you will feel confident that live bee removal is the safest and most humane option available.
Options for Dealing with a Bee Infestation
Ignoring the Problem
Many people are tempted to ignore their infestation, hoping that the bees will move away on their own and the problem will solve itself. While this might be the case for bee swarms, if you have a colony on your property, they will not go away without an intervention by experts in bee removal.
Bee hives built inside the structure of your home can cause serious damage. Large hives can be very heavy and cause stress on the frame of your house. As they expand, they can bust piping and wiring, resulting in expensive repairs. Plus, dripping honey and melting beeswax can seep into your walls causing a frustrating mess. The longer you leave a hive, the larger it will get. That’s why it isn’t recommended that you ignore a bee hive on your property.
While exterminating bees might get rid of the problem, it has negative consequences on the environment. In a typical extermination service, the technician will treat the area with a chemical insecticide. The impact of the insecticide will not just be felt by the hive treated. It can have devastating effects on bee colonies in the surrounding areas.
After a chemical treatment, the hive will have no protection against other bees who are attracted to the scent of the honeycomb. As these new bees enter the hive, they will pick up the chemicals and transfer them to their hive upon their return home. The transfer of the nasty chemicals can have a widespread negative impact on all bees in the local area.
Live Bee Removal
Live bee removal differs from bee extermination in a few key ways that make it a superior method of managing honey bees. When you hire a live bee removal company, you can feel good knowing that you are choosing a safe and humane method of bee control. The technician will arrive at your property ready to remove the bees alive and safely relocate them to a local apiary. The bees will get another chance to contribute to the environment through their pollination efforts, and you will have peace of mind knowing that your bee issue is solved in a nontoxic way.
Some benefits of choosing live bee removal include:
Deterring future infestations: During a live bee removal, your technician will remove the bees, the hive and all traces of beeswax. By doing this, you are eliminating the scent that would attract new bees in the future.
Non-harmful removal techniques: Live bee removal does not use any pesticides, so it is safer for bees, people and other critters that live in the area. The process itself uses a specialized vacuum system that eliminates the possibility of harming bees during the removal process.
Do you need a hive or swarm removed from your San Diego property?
Caring about bees means choosing to have them removed in a safe and humane manner. When you have a bee problem, do not ignore the issue or hire an exterminator who uses harmful chemicals. Instead, make the humane choice by calling the experts in live bee removal at D-Tek Live Bee Removal. With one phone call to our office, we can help you understand the bee removal process and provide you with an inspection and quote.
At the first sign of a San Diego bee infestation, contact D-Tek Live Bee Removal at 760-224-3040.