Frequently Asked Questions
Key factors affecting the cost of a bee removal
People often search online for how to get rid of bees. But unless you’re only dealing with one or two bees inside your home, then it’s best to call the professionals. Bee removal is extremely dangerous when you don’t have the proper equipment, training or knowhow. And if you choose to ignore the problem, it could get even worse as the colony multiplies during the warmer months.
If you’re dealing with a frustrating bee problem, here’s the right way to get rid of them:
Identify the problem to get rid of bees
Before you call a bee exterminator or wasp exterminator, take a moment to consider the scope of the problem and the type of insect you’re dealing with. These questions will help your pro determine the best removal methods.
- Where are bees / wasps coming from? Which spaces are they invading?
- Do you know where the hive or nest is located?
- What do they look like? For example, “hairy” or smooth on the back?
- Are they posing an immediate risk to you and others?
- Does the colony seem to be multiplying? (Has the situation gotten worse?)
It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. Our bee and wasp nest removal specialists will be happy to inspect the problem for you.
All beehives and wasp nests present a danger when located in proximity to human spaces. While these stinging insects typically won’t harm you unless you bother them first, there’s always a risk of being badly stung if you come too close to the hive. Once they perceive you as a threat, you could be stung hundreds of times in just minutes. This is why it’s best to call a professional anytime you discover an active hive or nest on your property.
Call Bee Safe Bee Removal to get rid of bees
Our experienced specialists will come out right away – often the same day you call. Armed with specialized tools, equipment and decades of experience, we will promptly remove all the bees or wasps, as well as their nesting sites.
At Bee Safe Bee Removal, safety is a top priority! Have peace of mind knowing that we’ll remove the bees without anyone getting hurt. And unlike general exterminators, we don’t use harsh chemicals that pose a risk to your health or the environment.
Sit back and relax. Don’t DIY!
No matter how fed up you are with the bees, resist the temptation to handle the problem yourself. Without the proper equipment of knowledge, you risk severely injuring yourself or others.
- Use bug spray or other chemicals on the hive
- Hose the hive with water
- Throw rocks or other objects at the hive
- Knock, poke or hit the hive with a long pole
- Set the hive on fire
Believe it or not, people use these crazy tactics all the time. More often than not, they end up in the emergency room from their stings. Worse yet, they do nothing to actually solve the problem, so they still have to call a professional.
Bees and wasps build their colonies in different locations depending on the species. But in general, they all prefer locations that they deem safe, quiet and undisturbed. Most common locations for hives and nests include:
- Trees and shrubs
- Under eaves
- Wall voids
- Below ground (old rodent burrows or other cavities)
We use eco-conscious methods to remove live honey bees without killing them, whenever possible. We transfer them to our own apiary or another beekeeper in Houston or Fort Worth, so that they can continue to benefit our natural world. Our Dallas honey bee removal services use eco-conscious methods to remove the bees without killing them. An inexperienced bee exterminator may use harsh chemicals that are potentially dangerous to your own health. Not only that, those chemicals are often completely unnecessary and less effective than the eco-friendly methods we use at Bee Safe Bee Removal.
We are more than just a bee removal company. We’re beekeepers, too! Rather than killing the bees, we try to save them at every opportunity. We use specialized equipment, such as bee vacs and boxes, to collect the live bees. Bees are then transferred to our own apiary or another beekeeper in Dallas.
Absolutely! After collecting the bees, we will also destroy and remove all traces of the hive. If the hive has also caused damage to an attached structure, we may also be able to repair it for you.