Shouldn’t Bee Removal Be Free?

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At D-Tek Live Bee Removal we get plenty of calls from San Diego residents and business owners who have a honey bee situation on their hands and need help fast. They call offering us their bees in exchange for a free bee removal service. While we understand where this idea comes from, we must inform them that live bee removal is not, and should not, be a free service.

Bees are a species that should be protected. And yes, beekeepers can make money from the honey that their bees produce. However, that does not mean that the process of removing bees from your roof, attic or the walls of your house should be free of charge. The live bee removal process is difficult, dangerous and requires a unique set of skills and knowledge to be done correctly. Bees rarely build a hive in an easy to access place! Removing them is not a 20-minute endeavor and, to do it right can take a significant amount of time and skill.

Many San Diego residents would rather choose a live bee removal company to protect the bees and wrongly assume that the company will keep the bees to use for profit in some way. This is simply not the case. Beekeepers and other bee enthusiasts have many other means of obtaining a colony that does not include the arduous process of removal and transport. Plus, removing bees is not easy and should not be done by a novice.

How about an exterminator?

Your local exterminator will gladly come to your home, charge you a lot of money and spray your bees with harmful insecticides. The problem with this is that you will decimate the colony and other colonies in your local area. You see, other bees will be attracted to the defunct hive because of the leftover pheromones and the scent of honey. Without knowing it, they will pick up those chemicals and poison themselves. Or worse, they will bring those chemicals back to their own hive, decimating their colony in the process.

Most exterminators are not experts in honey bees, so they often miss the mark when doing a extermination service. If they leave any of the honeycomb or honey behind, it will attract other bees and pests to the area. What can be even more troubling is that leftover honey that remains inside the structure of the building can be very heavy. Temperature changes such as high heat, can cause the honey to seep into the walls and other building materials causing extensive and expensive damage.

Specialized Live Bee Removal

The bee removal experts at D-Tek Live Bee Removal understand bee behavior and know how to remove your colony or swarm in a humane way that will also deter future infestations. They will carefully inspect the area to remove all signs of the prior colony, including the honeycomb and honey. They will eliminate odors that could attract other bees down the road.

In addition to safe and humane live bee removal, we can handle all of your bee removal repairs. As we mentioned earlier, bees often choose to build a hive in a difficult to reach location. A large hive inside your roof or the walls of your home can cause some serious damage. During the removal process, it may be necessary to remove pieces of your wall or roof in order to access and completely remove the infestation. Luckily, our team knows how to make repairs to ensure your structure is brought back to a safe and sound condition. 

San Diego Live Bee Removal

Live bee removal technicians must use specialized equipment and environmentally friendly products to perform their live bee removal services. In order to do this job right, our team has years of experience and knowledge that they bring to each and every property. Transportation, equipment, materials and the peace of mind that you get knowing that you are working with a highly skilled professional means that there is a value to this service. Be wary of companies offering free bee removal. You just may end up with another bee infestation in a month! 

If you live in the San Diego area and have a bee infestation that requires the help of a professional live bee removal company, give us a call today. Our team will come to your property to assess your situation and provide you with a free and accurate quote for services. By working with D-Tek Live Bee Removal, you can feel good knowing that you are doing your part to protect your local bee population.