Beehives can be beautiful yet dangerous things. While most people are happy with the honey that bees produce, they usually don’t want a hive on their property. Bee removal is a popular service during a Texas spring. If you notice a hive forming on your property, don’t pick up the phone to call an exterminator. You want a professional that can handle the job the right way. You want to call a beekeeper.
1. Beekeepers Know Their Business
You may look at a bee and think you know what you are dealing with. However, not all bees are the same. Many have specific traits that, when understood, will help aid in successful bee removal. By working with a professional beekeeper, you will have someone who understands the ins-and-outs of all different types of bees.
A beekeeper will quickly be able to determine what bees you have on your property, what their hive mentality is, and how to safely and rapidly remove them from your home.
2. Eco-Friendly Bee Removal
Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. Therefore, removing them in a safe and eco-friendly way is the best route to take. If you find that you have bees on your property, please, don’t go for the bug spray. Get in touch with a local beekeeper and let them come out to assess your infestation.
A beekeeper will approach the situation with the professional’s knowledge and remove the live bees from your home.
3. Beekeepers Keep You Safe
DIY bee removal is never an excellent idea. Most people look at bees on their property and automatically assume that all bees function the same. In this case, most people would be wrong. Not all bees sting just once. Some can sting multiple times and release large amounts of venom with each sting. If you are allergic, DIY bee removal is hazardous.
A beekeeper will not only be able to remove or exterminate the bees on your property safely, but they will also be able to give you crucial information about the bees just in case a hive forms again in the coming seasons. A beekeeper’s goal is to keep both the bees and the client safe.
Bee Safe Bee Removal is a Team of Beekeepers That Take Care of Your Hive
DIY methods and poisons can be effective for removing a hive, but removal by a beekeeper is 100 percent proven to get the job done right. At Bee Safe Bee Removal, we believe in getting rid of your hive in the safest and most eco-friendly way possible.
Don’t let a hive continue to grow on your property. Get in touch with Bee Safe Bee Removal today. We offer bee removal, beekeeping, and wasp removal services that will make your home safe again. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and home visit to quickly determine the approach we will take to get rid of your bees.
On August 24th, 2020, Bee Safe Bee Removal received a call for an inspection in the eave of a house for insects flying around. After determining that this was a paper wasp nest, the wasp removal process began.
On average a nest can hold around 100 wasps, luckily, we caught this nest earlier that had a few more than twenty. Wasps can be very protective of their nests, if they feel threatened, they will sting. Like honeybees or yellow jackets, some people can have an allergic reaction to a paper wasp sting.
This can be extremely dangerous for loved ones or anyone living near the property. It is important to contact your local paper wasp removal experts before they lay more eggs.
To remove this insect nest, the Bee Safe Bee Removal team began by putting on their safety gear, which included a bee suit and gloves. They then treated the paper wasp nest and the surrounding area with pesticide dust. Once the paper wasps were exterminated, our removal team knocked down the nest with their extracting tool and destroyed it to prevent future infestations.
At Bee Safe Bee Removal, we offer affordable paper wasp extermination in the Mansfield, TX area and will remove any stinging flying insect safely and effectively.
It is that time of year when paper wasps start to swarm in your area and begin building nests. Paper wasps tend to build in high areas, from the eave in a house to the limb of a tree.
The process of creating these umbrella shaped nests starts with the wasps turning raw fiber into a paper pulp. The queen looks for wood from trees, fences, cardboard, or logs.Bee Safe Bee Removal received a call from a residential property of a possible hive. When our professional wasp removal team arrived, we found four wasp nests off a tree limb.
Paper wasp nests can house as many as 100 wasps in a season It is important to contact your local wasp removal company as soon as you notice them. Wasp stings are dangerous and can cause allergic reactions.
The process of a wasp extermination
To remove the paper wasp nest, the Bee Safe Bee Removal team began treating the nests and the rest of the surrounding eaves with pesticide dust. Once the wasps were exterminated, our removal team destroyed the nests with their metal scraping tool.
We offer affordable paper wasp extermination in the Dallas / Fort-Worth area and will remove any flying stinging insect safely and effectively.
On August 24th, 2020, Bee Safe Bee Removal was contacted to investigate a retaining wall of a residential home that had heavy wasp activity. The wasps were yellow jackets that made an in-ground nest near the wall.
A nest can hold several thousand wasps, if it is underground it will be harder to successfully remove. That is why it is important to call Bee Removal Specialist one of the best pest control team s in the Corpus Christi area.
Even though they resemble bees, yellow jackets can be more lethal due to their bite and ability to sting repeatedly. Try to wear protective clothing if you must go near the nests in the ground, but do not provoke flying insects. They are looking for a food source, but if they feel threatened, they will attack and that could be life threatening. This is especially important if you or a loved one have allergic reactions to a yellow jacket sting.
The process of removing yellowjackets
To begin the yellow jacket removal, the experts began by putting on their safety gear. This included a bee suit and gloves for protection. They treated the in-ground holes with pesticide dust. After the yellow jackets were exterminated, the removal team began to dig for the nest.
The large nest was pulled out with an extracting tool, it was destroyed to prevent future yellow jacket infestations.
At Bee Safe Bee Removal, we offer affordable yellow jacket extermination in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. We guarantee the removal of any flying insect that has made a home in your property.
Wasps are generally beneficial insects in the environment. They are flying, predatory insects that help them lead the crusade against other insects that people don’t want hanging around. Wasps are commonly solitary or social and live in nests that form in areas around the home or natural spots like heavily wooded areas. Even though many people know that yellow jacket wasps and other types of similar insects are thought to be good for the environment, the last thing that someone wants to see is a wasp’s nest forming near their home.
Unlike bees, wasps are capable of providing numerous painful stings when they are provoked. Sadly, provoking one of these insects is relatively simple because they are generally more hot-tempered.
What does a yellow jacket look like? These are what most people think about when these insects come to mind. Yellow Jacket wasps are typically found in the northeast, mid-east, and southeast areas of the United States. Most people tend to mistake these wasps for honeybees. It makes sense because the two have a similar look to them. However, one should note that honeybees will have pollen sacks on their back legs, and wasps do not. Other differences between yellow jackets and honeybees include:
Side to the side flight pattern
Nests in walls, voids, and attics
Found in parks and at picnics because they are scavengers
2. Paper Wasps
Paper wasps are generally considered to be the most social of the wasp family. They are one of the most common wasps found in the southern United States. At a glance, they look like their cousin in the bright jacket, but upon a closer look, there are some significant physical differences:
Paper wasps have rusty brown or black stripes
These types of wasps tend to nest in a grayish paper-like honeycomb-shaped nest. This is the reason why they are named the paper wasp. These nests can be found under the eaves of houses, attics, and trees. They have a painful sting and will attack outsiders when aggravated. It is not recommended that a homeowner trying to eliminate paper wasps go the DIY route for the job.
3. Dirt Daubers
These solitary wasps have a unique look in the wasp family. They have a needle-shaped waist and are commonly identified through the mud nests they make under eaves, walls, and attics. Of all of the wasps to have in the home, these are the least likely to disturb homeowners. These wasps seldom sting and enjoy spending their time preying on spiders around the vicinity of their nest.
Bee Safe Bee Removal Handles Yellow Jackets and More
If you are experiencing a wasp problem in or around your home and don’t know how to take care of it, give Bee Safe Bee Removal a call today. We have the training, expertise, and tools to get your wasps removed safely and efficiently. Our friendly service providers will be happy to set up an appointment to discuss our services.
Over the wintertime, the queen bee begins laying eggs in preparation for the coming months. With the arrival of spring and warm weather bees increase their outdoor activity; along with the hatching of new bees, the hive starts to become small and congested. Just as humans need more space to live and thrive, so do honeybees. Half of the honeybee colony begins to eat as much honey as they possibly can before they relocate into a new home. They will then protect the queen by surrounding her and keeping her in the middle, thus creating a honeybee swarm. When bees swarm, they will often pick a landing place to give their scouts time to gather information on nearby habitable nesting areas. This is when bees may choose to land on the side of your home or landscape.
Should I be worried about bee swarms? Are they dangerous?
Bee swarms usually gather and leave within about 24-48 hours. Bees are typically waiting on their scouts to come back with the location of a place deemed suitable to build their hives and honeycombs. Once the scout bees return the bee swarm makes its move. Swarming bees are surprisingly docile; they are focused on finding a new home; not to mention the fact that they are heavy and sluggish from having their bellies full of honey. That being the case, we still suggest that you call a professional bee removal company like Bee Safe Bee Removal. Although bees tend to be more docile during the swarming process there may be a few exceptions, and we value your safety above all else. It is also a great idea to call Bee Safe Bee removal if you feel or fear that a bee swarm is choosing to turn your home into their permanent nesting place.
Professional Beekeepers serving the great state of Texas
Bee Safe Bee Removal has vast experience in the safe & humane removal of beehives and bee swarms. Being worried that bees may make your home their potential nesting area is entirely understandable, and we can help. Bee Safe Bee removal values your safety and protection as well as the safety of your home. We have over 40 years of experience and know just what to do in every situation that you may encounter. Calling us early before bees have time to nest and create honeycomb may be the difference from a $300 job and a $1000 job. Once honeybees are established, they will tend to be more aggressive as they no longer are full of honey. This is yet another reason to take the proper precautions and call trained professionals. So, the next time you see a beehive don’t hesitate to a licensed professional bee removal company. Call 1-833-BEE-SAFE. Saving bees everywhere.
The cost of bee removal is dependent on three things:
The location of the bees
The size of the beehive
Height of the removal process
Swarm Removals are various price ranges. You should expect to add another 50 to 100 dollars or possibly more for swarms located on a tall tree or buildings. You will also have to pay more for the accessibility of the bees. In other words, the harder the bees are to get to, the more you will have to pay to get them removed. Swarms are big bundles of bees looking to set up a brand new hive once their original hive has grown too big. We do not recommend attempting to remove them yourself as they may become very aggressive and attack, call Bee Safe Bee Removal. Prices vary depending on the size of the hive and the complexity of the removal process.
Beehive Removal Without Construction
The second type of bee removal that we offer here at Bee Safe Bee Removal is a hive removal without construction. Bee relocations of this type include water meter boxes, trees, trash cans, and any other hollow structures. These types of removals are prevalent during the springtime as bees are fresh off of being dormant for the wintertime. Prices vary depending on the size of the hive and the complexity of the removal process
Beehive Removal Without Repair
The third type of beehive removal is removal that does not involve any repairs. Often, customers will decide to go ahead and remodel a specific section of their homes after we perform an extraction. In this case, we go ahead and open up the building, remove the bees and leave the area open for their contractors to go in and start their remodel. Prices are typically a little bit lower than the full hive removal requiring construction, where our team seals the area with insulation and replaces the removed portion of the building. Prices vary depending on the size of the hive and the complexity of the removal process.
Beehive Removal With Construction
The fourth type of bee removal that we offer is bee removal requiring construction. Bee Removals that need construction are more costly due to the intricacies of the process. This would involve potentially having to remove drywall, chimneys, roofing, and then correctly sealing the area where the bees were extracted. These are very important as many people often times call exterminators to kill the bees and thus leaving the honeycomb inside the walls of their home. This leaves behind honey, which eventually rots and attracts rats, birds, and eventually beetle larvae. Prices vary depending on the size of the hive and the complexity of the removal process.
Avoid this issue by calling one of Bee Safe Bee Removals professional beekeepers to resolve your issue.
You can call a pest control company, possibly a carpenter, or you can call a beekeeper to remove bee infestations. A carpenter won’t know how to properly remove the bees, and a pest control company will come and kill the bees, but they won’t remove the hive, comb, dead bees, honey… This will eventually create a disaster, leaving you with a huge mess, and most probably damage to your home – a lot of damage – that will require a lot of money to fix. So save yourself aggravation, time, and money and call the right people from the beginning to remove bee infestations. Call a bee removal company that employs a beekeeper.
There are generally three types of beekeepers:
The Part-Time beekeeper
The hobbyist beekeeper
This person is more than happy to come to your property and remove the bees to relocate to an apiary that they are building. Most hobbyist beekeepers are not licensed, nor are they insured, and most of them do not have construction experience. They probably won’t remove the hive, comb, and honey – but they may. They won’t bee proof your home, and you will just end up with another beehive.
The part-time beekeeper
The part-time beekeeper removes bees from structures that have some knowledge of construction, but in all honesty, has limited experience, and may not be licensed, or insured. They are more concerned with retrieving the bees than they are in doing as little damage to the property as possible. Thus resulting in the destruction of the property, or ruining the property integrity.
The professional beekeeper
This beekeeper will be licensed, and a good company will also be insured. Professionals come with varying years of experience. A licensed beekeeper in Texas will be licensed through the Texas Department of Agriculture, which will also mean that they have a Pest Control license. It’s important for a beekeeper to also be qualified to use insecticides as this is an important step in bee infestations. There are always some worker bees who are out working when their hive is removed and relocated. Unfortunately, these strays don’t know where their community has moved, so they’ll try to re-establish in their old location. The insecticide is an unfortunate necessity to keep this from happening. A professional beekeeper will train their people in proper removal techniques, and they also abide by a set of standards, ethics, and integrity. They also use professional equipment, for example, Bee Safe Bee Removal employs the use of infrared cameras to locate the hive within a home or building. This camera lessens the damage done to the property.
Can you imagine the damage done to your property by a beekeeper who is punching holes into your ceiling, or walls, on the hunt to locate the hive? A professional beekeeper knows what precautions to take – they know how much of an area to cordon off for people’s safety. They will know when it’s necessary to ask people to leave an area. A carpenter, won’t know how to do this, and a pest control company definitely won’t do it, because, well – they exterminate. Smoke is used when relocating a hive. This can be dangerous, and can, if improperly used, result in a structure fire. This is another great reason why it’s not only important to use a licensed beekeeper, but also an insured company.
Bee Safe Bee Removal is insured up to two million dollars per location.
It’s important for the company that you choose to be a member of multiple associations. Examples of the type of association you want them to be affiliated with are, the Trinity Valley Association, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Dallas Apiary Society. Having an Inter-state Transportation Permit is highly recommended and a good keeper will have this. Another important license to have is a Pesticide Application License – you really shouldn’t hire a beekeeper who doesn’t have this essential license that can not prevent a bee infestation. Look for a company that has a great online reputation with an ability to remove bee infestations. A company that has a five-star rating, a company that has longevity, how many good vs. bad reviews do they have? Look for a company that is rated by Google Guarantee (an insured program,) that is a Yelp Premier customer, that has a BBB A+ rating. This will ensure you get a removal that can stop bee infestations.
Checklist for choosing a bee removal company:
Are they a pest control company, a carpenter, or a licensed beekeeping relocation service? (In case you haven’t figured it out – you want to use the licensed beekeeping relocation service.)
Is the beekeeping company licensed, and are they insured?
How long have they been in business?
How much experience do they have removing bee infestations?
Do they have a good online reputation?
Who are they rated with BBB, Google, Angie’s List, and what are those ratings?
What associations are they a member of?
Can their memberships be easily found on their website?
Are their memberships in local and/or state beekeeping associations?
What licenses and permits do they have?
A Pesticide Application License?
An Inter-state Transportation Permit?
Licensed through their state agriculture department?
Why it’s important for a bee removal company to hold a pesticide applicator license.
It’s important to know why a company needs a pesticide applicator license. Some companies may decide that it’s easier to exterminate, rather than relocate. At Bee Safe Bee Removal, we have a pesticide application license because it’s one of the steps we employ in our removal process. We do not kill the bees in the hive. We safely remove them and relocate them. Once the bees are relocated from the property, the hive, comb, and honey are removed. Then, and only then is pesticide applied. The only reason we apply the pesticide is so that any strays that come back to the location of their hive cannot start a new colony. I guarantee that a carpenter, and a pest control company won’t meet many of the above checklists. Really, your best option is a beekeeping relocation service that meets that the high standards discussed in this article, and will also properly bee proof your property or remove bee infestations.
Wasps are pests that every Texas homeowner has to deal with at some point in time. These threatening insects like to make their nests in hollow spaces near or in your home. Unfortunately, unlike the honey bee, wasps will survive after stinging you. A single wasp can attack a person multiple times. This is why it’s essential to practice safe and effective wasp control.
If you are allergic to wasp venom, then having wasps around your home is a real danger. Spraying bug spray may kill them, but it also adds pollutants to the air and doesn’t guarantee that they won’t be back next season. Here are five forms of wasp control that will help you keep the environment safe and keep wasps away.
5. Use Plants as Wasp Control
You may think that your landscaping may be what is attracting Yellow Jackets and other wasps. While this can be the case, you can naturally repel wasps by planting suitable foliage in your yard.
Some plants that deter wasps include:
When you plant these greens, make sure to move hanging, bright, sweet-smelling flowers from areas where you don’t want wasps to hang out and form a nest.
4. Peppermint Oil
Much like spearmint, peppermint is also a significant deterrent for wasps. According to the Journal of Pest Management Science, a few drops of peppermint oil can keep wasps away from your home. After sprinkling a few drops of oil on a cotton ball, you can place the pads around the outside of your home, where wasp’s nests usually occur.
These areas can be found in:
Attics and more
Knowing the type of wasps you are dealing with is key to placing the cotton ball repellent around your property.
3. Hang a False Nest
Wasps are naturally unlikely to build a nest near another nest that they have created. One way to move wasps away from your property while you wait for a local wasp control professional is to hang a false nest near the house and away from your family. Materials for a fake nest are easily found in many hardware stores. The look of an actual nest may not fool all wasps, but most of the time, this method can be successful in keeping them off your property.
2. Non-Toxic Sprays
If you must insist on spraying a nest, try out a natural insecticide. These are made from 100 percent natural ingredients and can be used in the same way as a standard poisonous spray. Most of these are made with essential oils. So, not only will your home be free of wasps, but it won’t smell toxic!
1. Call Bee Safe Bee Removal For Texas Wasp Control
DIY methods for wasp control can be effective but also extremely dangerous for you and your family. We recommend staying away from a wasp’s nest and refrain from trying to smoke or drown it out. By not contacting a professional for complete wasp removal, you are putting yourself at risk.
Bee Safe Bee Removal handles wasp control throughout the state of Texas. We will even schedule you for regular preventative maintenance should you want it. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.