There are over 20,000 recorded bee species found throughout the world. Bees can be black or brown with red, yellow or lustrous blue stripes. Bees are a necessary part of the aquiculture system because they are pollinators but that doesn’t mean you want them buzzing around your home and family. Bees are social and live in a caste system with the queen being the leader of the hive and the only one that lays eggs. Drones are the males and there to mate with the queens. They are around from late spring to early summer. The worker bees are females and are the smallest ones. They are the most plentiful and are responsible for all the work that keeps the hive running smoothly. Bees are ½ – 1 inch in size and have fuzzy bodies that allow them to pick up and carry pollen back to the hive. Hives are usually found at ground level and can be found in holes that have been left behind by other animals. They can also be found under sheds or in compost piles. Bees are always looking for pollen and will travel many miles from the hive every day looking for food. They are also attracted to sweet foods like ice cream, soda, fruit and juice. If you can remove these foods, you can cut down on seeing them buzzing around.
How Do You Get Rid of Bees?
There are a variety of factors in getting rid of bees that can make it a difficult task. The first step is to figure out which bee you’re dealing with. The bees you see around your home are typically carpenter, bumble or honey bee and the methods for each may need to be different to be effective. If you’re worried about those with allergies to bee stings, then you will need to get rid of them. Bee traps can trick the bees into coming into the hive through a small hole. Once inside, they fall into an empty bottle but isn’t effective because it does not get rid of the source of the problem. You will trap some bees but the infestation will not go away. You can use a vacuum to suck all the bees out of the hive or try putting a plastic bag over the hive and remove it. This again kills the bees instead of relocating them and can put you in the line of attack as it will anger the bees. Killer bees have chased people for over a ¼ of a mile after they have gotten irritated or angry! Never seal the exit hole of a hive because they will find another way out and it could be into your home. If you try to remove a hive before the wax decays, you put your home at risk of structural damage and a big mess of honey and wax that may attract other hungry insects!
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If you can, it’s always better to relocate bees instead of killing them because they are beneficial in the pollination process, but anyone that might be allergic to the sting of a bee should never be around them. You should always call in professionals to deal with a bee problem. They have all the right equipment and protective gear to remove the hive. Give A-Tex Pest Management a call today. We will conduct an inspection and if bees are found to be causing a problem, we will refer a professional beekeeper. If the stinging insects you are dealing with are hornets or wasps, we can safely remove them from your property to remove the risk of multiple stings from each wasp.