Why Bee Infestations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

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Honeybees are a part of life in Southern California. They are common guests at outdoor BBQs, baseball games and backyard gardens. For the most part, bees are not a threat to humans. They prefer to spend their days collecting nectar and pollen to bring back to the hive. To avoid a nasty sting, the best advice is to leave bees alone and let them do their thing. 

The occasional solo honeybee is easy to avoid. But if you have a bee swarm or infestation on your property, you know that those bees are hard to ignore. The buzz of thousands of bees can be deafening and really scary! Bee infestations at your home should be handled with care by the professionals. Large numbers of bees can cause some serious problems for your home and your family that can be downright dangerous.   

At the first sign of a honeybee swarm or hive on your San Diego property, call in the experts at D-Tek Live Bee Removal. Our professional technicians can be deployed to your home right away to assess your bee problem and safely remove them. Plus, our team can repair any bee damage that they may have caused to your structure – and bees can be pretty destructive!

Why Bee Infestations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

While ignoring bees is good advice most of the time, when you have a swarm on your property or a beehive in the structure of your home, you need help. Instead of calling your run-of-the-mill exterminator who will use harmful chemicals and pesticides, you need to consult with the best in live bee removal. With live bee removal techniques, the bees will be removed safely, humanely and without the use of pesticides. And we all know that preserving and caring for our honeybees is vital for the health of our ecosystem! 

So, what damage can large numbers of bees do to your home? Let’s find out! 

Bees can be destructive home builders. 

Bees love to build their homes in protected locations that keep them safe from predators. They also choose cool and cozy spots that will help them maintain their ideal temperature. Where can they find a construction site that meets both of these requirements? Your home! 

Honeybees commonly build their hives inside walls, roofs and attics. Large colonies can build heavy hives that can break beams, tear down sheetrock and cause framing to give way under the pressure. Melting honey and beeswax can seep down walls and expand, causing staining and rotting.  

Honey can attract pests. 

Speaking of honey, the sweet smell and robust food source can attract all sorts of other critters looking for a meal. After a colony leaves a hive or is removed by an inexperienced bee removal company, honey may be left behind. The honey and pheromones can attract rodents, insects and other bees to the area, causing even more damage to your home. If bee removal is not done correctly, you could have more bee problems in your future! 

Multiple bee stings can be life threatening. 

Bee stings are very common and usually result in fairly mild symptoms like swelling, redness and mild pain. However, if you threaten a bee hive or swat at a swarm, you risk the chance of being attacked by thousands of bees. One bee sting is painful enough, but imagine hundreds of them!

The average adult can withstand about 10 bee stings per pound of body weight before the bee venom becomes lethal. For those who are allergic, even a small amount of bee venom can require immediate medical attention to avoid a serious medical emergency. Never mess with a swarm or hive! 

Need Live Bee Removal in San Diego County? Call D-Tek Live Bee Removal

When you have a honeybee swarm or established colony on your property, do not attempt to remove them on your own. Instead, call the professionals in San Diego live bee removal at D-Tek Live Bee Removal. 

Our experts can safely remove your bees so you can avoid further damage to your home and protect your loved ones from painful bee stings. We have the experience to get the job done right, while protecting honeybees throughout the process. After our removals, the bees are rehomed to a local apiary where they can continue to pollinate local crops and contribute to the San Diego ecosystem. 

Contact D-Tek Live Bee Removal today for a consultation for bee removal, bee repair and bee proofing services for your San Diego home.