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Do you have a bee problem that keeps coming back year after year? Are you wondering why bees keep returning to your home? If so, you are not alone. Many San Diego area residents call us because they have this same exact problem. They call an exterminator or a professional bee removal company only to be faced with another bee problem shortly down the road. 

Why do your bees keep coming back? There are a few reasons why you might have persistent bee infestations at your San Diego home or business. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the possible reasons why they keep targeting your property.

Whenever you notice increase bee activity on your property, don’t wait to call in the professionals. The longer you wait, the greater the chances that bees will build a large hive that could cause damage your structure and harm your family or customers. Rather than waiting, call a professional, live bee removal company like D-Tek Live Bee Removal. Our team of expert bee technicians can be deployed to your property right away. They will assess your situation and give you honest to goodness advice on the best way to handle it. 

3 Reasons Bees Return to Your Property 

They were never completely removed in the first place. 

You’ve noticed a lot of bee activity around your home. You think you’ve pinpointed where they are going, so you call in an exterminator or bee removal company. A couple of days later you see buzzing bees making their way back to that same exact spot. 

Most likely the company you hired did not do a thorough job. Very often, exterminators will spray the area with harsh chemicals and then head out to the next property without checking to ensure they did the job right. Not only will this not get rid of your bee problem, but it will unnecessarily kill bees. Inexperienced bee removal companies may do the same thing. They don’t have the experience, knowledge or skills to determine if they have removed all of the bees in the hive. 

Honeycomb was left behind. 

Sometimes a novice bee removal company will come in and seem to do a thorough job . But, a week or two later you notice bees buzzing back to the same location. Removing the bees is not enough to rid your home of an infestation or prevent a future infestation. A beehive is made of honeycomb. The honeycomb contains odors that are very attractive to other bees. If the honeycomb and all other remnants of the hive are not completely removed, the remaining odor will attract bees from other colonies to the same location. That is why it is critical that every trace of your previous infestation is removed, or else you could be facing another bee problem down the road. 

At D-Tek Live Bee Removal, our bee technicians are experts in bee behavior and biology. They know that removing the bees safe and sound from your home is just the first part of the job. They must also remove all traces of honeycomb and honey from the area to eliminate odors that attract other bees. 

Proper bee proofing was not done. 

Even if all traces of a colony have been removed from the area, you may still face a bee infestation in the future. Why? Bees choose locations to build their hives that are secure and safe from potential predators. They also choose locations that are easy to get in and out of so that they can go on their many foraging trips during the busy season. Plus, they build their hive in an area that keeps them warm in the winter months. 

The reasons that the first colony chose this location will be the same reasons why the next will choose to build their hive in your home. Unless you do something about it. A reputable company will also perform bee proofing services to ensure the bees cannot access the same location again. They will use sealants to block any cracks or seams that could provide easy entrance for bees. They will check the area to ensure that there are no hidden access points that could cause you a problem down the road. 

At D-Tek Live Bee Removal, we do a thorough bee proofing after all of our removal services using safe sealants that do not harm bees. By doing this work now, you can save yourself time, money and frustration later. 

San Diego Live Bee Removal Services 

If you were wondering why bees keep coming back to your property year after year, call the professionals at D-Tek Live Bee Removal. Our technicians can come to your home or business right away to assess your bee problem and provide you with a free and accurate quote. 

Live bee removal is the safest and most humane solution for removing bees from your property. Call our office today to schedule a visit with one of our bee professionals.