Have you spotted a large number of bees on your property?
Have you been worried about getting stung?
It’s important that safety is your #1 priority when dealing with bees or wasps. However, something has to be done about it especially if it affects your daily life, pets, or your business. To help you determine your first steps towards removing a bee infestation in your property, here are the quick and easy steps you can take before getting the professionals to come in…
Find the source and entryway of the bees
When a beehive isn’t in the most visible area of the property, you will need to locate the source of the bees. Knowing where they’re coming from will eventually lead you to find where their hive is. Once you find it, be careful and avoid approaching it. Block access from family and pets to avoid unnecessary harm such as allergy from bee stings or accidents. It is also a good idea to avoid touching the beehive or blocking its entryways as the bees might find a way to get into other areas of the property.
Know your (and your pet’s) boundaries
The best thing to do when you spot a beehive is to avoid it at all costs. This includes your pets, employees, and clients as well. Bees can become very aggressive and territorial once they receive threats that may damage their nest or their queen. When bees are threatened, they can gather, form a swam and attack anything that they perceive to be threats. They can leave painful stings that could lead to life threatening reactions.
Avoid using chemicals
Like any pest around the home, it’s easy to think that their existence can be resolved with the use of chemicals. But unfortunately, using chemical products or setting up traps will only make your bee problem worse. If you use chemicals, you could cause the bees to attack you as well as those around you. Some chemicals are also illegal for use and are therefore should not be used for extermination purposes. Using traps is a different, more dangerous story. Trapping bees in a container and releasing them in another area will not only anger the bees, but will create problems for neighbours and other nearby establishments, people, and animals as well.
Let the specialists help relocate your bees
Specialists have the tools and knowledge needed to safely relocate bees. There are 2 kinds of specialists you can contact for your bee problems: Local beekeepers or pest exterminators. Asking a local beekeeper to help relocate the bees is an environmentally-friendly way to avoid harming the bees and finding them a much more suitable home. They may cost you little to no expense, but they won’t be able to guarantee that these insects won’t be back to create a nest in your property again. For a more long-term solution, contact pest controllers who can do the job safely. These professionals will make sure that these insects won’t come back again by doing inspections and using products that can help make your area less homely for bees.
Are bees causing a buzz in your property? Don’t wait for the swarm to bite! Contact a professional today and let us effectively deal with any bee related problems.