Bees and Wasps | Posted: April 29, 2022

What You Need to Know about Bee Removal

Most people have experienced the nerve-wracking feeling of hearing a loud buzzing noise near their heads and discovering the source is a bee. For many people, the initial response to these stinging insects is to panic–and that’s completely understandable. If you own a property or business, spotting a bee from time to time is inevitable. However, if you have spotted a partially or fully developed bee or wasp colony, it’s probably time to consider bee hive removal or other bee treatment strategies.

Bee removal is best handled by professionals.

First and foremost, we cannot emphasize enough that bee removal should always be handled by professional pest control companies. There are two main reasons for this:

1. Bee removal is dangerous.

Bees sting and removing a hive can be very dangerous. When a bee colony is disturbed and feels threatened, bees may emerge by the dozens and attempt to sting. Approximately 5% of the population is allergic to stinging insects. Allergic reactions can cause significant harm, especially because a swarm of bees can lead to multiple stings.

bee icon2. Bees are essential to our ecosystem and must be handled with care.

Several species of bees are considered to be endangered, but the truth is, we depend on bees. Honeybees and bumblebees play a significant role in pollination. Without them, we would face dire environmental repercussions. At Dodson Pest Control, we do what we can to ensure pollinators are removed with minimal impact on our clients and the bees.

What about DIY bee removal treatments?

DIY bee treatments may work but they can also cause more harm than good. Over-the-counter bee sprays are pretty widely available, and the truth is, they can be effective at killing bees. We understand that these treatments can be appealing due to their low-cost, and they can present a near-immediate solution that doesn’t require waiting for a professional assessment and treatment strategy.

However, using an aerosol can on a stray bee or beehive is not the best course of action. Bee sprays that can be accessed by the everyday consumer usually require you to be up fairly, increasing the chance of getting stung. Depending on the type of spray you buy, the pesticide may not kill the bee or wasp, and may instead anger the pest, triggering stinging instincts. DIY bee treatments simply aren’t foolproof, and with any dangerous pest, it’s better to contact professionals than risk your health.

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We have the knowledge and tools to perform excellent bee control services.

Bee removal services aren’t one-size-fits-all. When you reach out to a pest control company like Dodson to handle a bee problem, we will come prepared to first identify what kind of bee infestation we will be addressing. Different types of bees require different treatment strategies. Our bee removal experts have PPE (personal protective equipment) to safely remove beehives and live bees. Our team of professionals has experience removing honey bees, yellow jackets, hornets, carpenter bees, and other species in our service region.

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