SAVE THE HONEY BEES!
As one of the most beneficial insects on the planet, we do our very best to save a colony of honey bees. Many crops are dependent on pollination from these bees to produce a good crop. We only treat for honey bees if the nest is in a wall void which a beekeeper cannot remove. A beekeeper can only remove a colony if you suddenly see a swarm of bees that seem to be deciding if your home is the right place for their new home.
If you see a swarm of bees please call us ASAP!
We have a list of area beekeepers who will come to your home or business and work to remove the queen and her workers to rehome them to a safe place thereby keeping you safe as well.
Honey Bee Removal
Our treatment plan will typically require two to three applications to eliminate a colony of honey bees because often the colony is well established before you discovered it and there will be several layers to this colony including honey. We will inject a residual powder into the nest entrance which the bees will get into as they come and go. We find this will eventually eliminate the colony. After we’ve removed the colony, you or a contractor should repair or plug the old entrance area; otherwise, a new colony may attempt to use that old nest in the future.
Carpenter bees look a lot like bumblebees in size and appearance, but that’s where the similarities end. Carpenter bees behave completely different. They make their nests by drilling holes approximately 3/8” round into wood siding, wood decks or the wood trim of homes. If you notice a large, mainly black bee, hovering around your floor or even primarily in the Spring it is most likely a Carpenter bee, and they have made a nest nearby. One positive thing about carpenter bees is that typically they do not sting.
Carpenter Bee Removal
We can treat with a water-based material on all the areas where you see the bees and areas where we know they like to nest. Particular attention will be given to the underside of decks, wood trim and wood eves. We also have insecticide dust or residual aerosol that we will inject into the holes that the bees have already made.
Because Carpenter bees will continue to build their nests for several months starting in the Spring we recommend monthly service to the exterior of your home for April thru September. Not only will the Carpenter bee issue be eliminated but the other pests that come along in the summer months like spiders and wasps will be controlled as well.