Who Should I Call for a Bee Infestation in My Yard?
Finding any sort of stinging near your property can be alarming, especially if you have children or there is an allergy risk in your family. But bees are good for the environment. While wasps are more aggressive and their nests should be removed, bee hives are a bit more complicated.
Professional pest control companies can identify whether or not a nest needs to be removed. We can determine whether they are bees or wasps, how safe your family is from the nest, and whether or not it makes sense to take out the nest or leave it there.
How a Pest Control Company Treats Bees
One thing you should never do if you notice a beehive in your yard is an attempt to remove it yourself. Bees, especially compared to wasps, are generally harmless. But they can become dangerous if they feel threatened. Since some wasps look like bees, it may be even more dangerous if they are identified incorrectly. For safety reasons, you should always trust bee removal to professionals that will:
- Identify the Type of Bee – A pest control technician will use their knowledge of bees in NYC to determine which species you have on your property. Some bees are mostly harmless whereas other bees, like carpenter bees, can damage the wood on your property. They will also make sure that the insect present is not wasps, which will almost always need to be removed.
- Determine If Removal is Necessary – Not every bee infestation necessarily needs to be removed. Your pest control company will help make the right decision regarding bee removal by considering factors such as how close the hive is to your home, the size of the hive, and the ecological impact.
- Bee Removal – For carpenter bees and wasps, a pest control company can provide treatments designed specifically for the particular type of stinging insect to safely get rid of them around your home.
- Bringing in Local Beekeepers – If you have a hive of honeybees or bumblebees at your home, a pest control company can give you further direction on local beekeepers to call to safely remove the hive without causing any harm to the bees.
Using these steps to manage bees whenever you notice a swarm, beehive, or increased activity from stinging insects will limit your risk of stings. With our 24/7 emergency support, 24 Hour Pest Control can help with stinging insects and NYC whenever you need it most. Call us to get the help you need.