When you are faced with a bee hive or swarm, your first question is “who do I call?” and your second question is “how much does it cost?” At D-Tek Live Bee Removal, we understand that you want your bees removed fast, but without it costing an arm and a leg. For many people, the whole live bee removal process is a bit of a mystery – few people know what goes into a bee removal service!
So, it makes sense that they aren’t sure how much it should cost. If you are in need of bee removal at your San Diego home or business, check out some of the factors that determine how much your bee removal might cost. And for a free and accurate quote, contact the team at D-Tek Live Bee Removal right away. The sooner you get professional help, the better it is for you and the bees.
4 Factors That Determine the Cost of a Bee Removal
A common question we get is: “Shouldn’t bee removal be free?” While it is true that bees need to be protected and that many beekeepers would be interested in taking the bees off your hands, it’s not that simple. Live bee removal is a difficult process and should only be attempted by professionals. Incomplete bee removals result in structural damage, future infestations and complete and utter frustration.
When you are dealing with bees, considering these factors will give you an idea of how in-depth the removal service will be.
How large is the area they are inhabiting?
Honey bee colonies will continue to expand their hives until they’ve completely filled the space they are inhabiting. If they are living in a big space, such as an attic or under a shed, they could expand substantially, creating a huge job for a live bee removal company.
Colonies will divide once they reach max capacity. They instinctively know when it’s time to split, and will begin feeding some of the worker larvae royal jelly to create a new queen. After a new queen is produced, the old queen and half of the hive will leave for their new home. The new queen will remain in place. This cycle could happen many times over if the bees are not adequately removed and rehomed by a professional.
How long has the hive been in the location?
The longer the hive has been in a location, the larger it will be. Beeswax, honey and the bees themselves can add up to some significant weight. Heavy bee hives can cause some serious damage to the structure of your home or business. Your bee removal technicians may need to remove parts of the structure in order to access the bees. They may also need to remove damaged, rotting or otherwise unsafe building materials too. The older the hive, the more challenging the removal.
How high are the bees above the ground?
Bees tend to shift to the highest part of a structure. So, while you may see them entering into a small crevice in your ground floor window, with the right access path, they could actually be inhabiting your attic. The higher the bee hive, the more difficult and dangerous a live bee removal service will be for the technicians. And this can translate into a more expensive bee removal service.
How aggressive are the bees?
Honey bees are typically pretty docile creatures, unless they are disturbed or agitated. While our experts know how to safely remove bees and to do so with care, some Africanized species of bees can be quite aggressive, making the job that much more difficult.
San Diego County Bee Removal – D-Tek Live Bee Removal
The fact is that live bee removal is difficult and every job is unique. When you see the first signs of a bee infestation on your property, do not wait. The longer you wait, the more challenging the removal and the more potential there is for structural damage.
D-Tek Live Bee Removal is standing by to help you rid your home or business of a pesky honey bee situation. With one call, you can have a professional technician to your property to perform an inspection and to provide you with a quote for service.
Call D-Tek Live Bee Removal today at 760-224-3040 for all of your San Diego live bee removal needs.