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In the picture above you'll see different hives from different times of infestation; this can happen when bee control is used by a bee exterminator, or in some cases extracting the bees alive, but leaving the honey or honeycomb in the structure.
Bee Control Myths
If you have never had a bee problem before, you may find it odd to see a bee hive or swarm of bees on your property. Listed below a few common misunderstandings people have when they find bees on their property, as well as three effective methods for bee control.
A common myth to control bees is to limit the number of blossoming trees and flowers on your property. This is not true; honeybees travel miles in search of pollen and nectar. Limiting the number of flowers or blossoms on your property has no affect on controlling where bees build a home or where a bee swarm stops to rest.
A new beehive contains an average of 5,000 bees. An established hive has 20,000 bees or more. An established beehive has hundreds of new bees hatching daily. Often bees nest in structural cavities that provide protection.
Another bee control myth pertains to bees in your wall or structure. The myth is that when you have bees in your wall or structure, you can simply seal up the hole and let them die. This is very ineffective bee control, as it stops air circulation through the hive causing the honey to melt, set, and stain into the structure. In addition, bees dig through stucco, drywall, and other materials when sealed in or trapped. In a matter of days, the hive will have dug its way out of the structure. Finally, if and when the bee hive is removed, the old honey that had melted and set into the structure attracts new bee colonies. Bee control by sealing up the opening of a bee hive tends to creates more problems than you started with. Visit how to get rid of bees for more info on how to obtain effective bee control.
Bee Control Methods
Often people looking for bee control have recurring bee problems caused from an established bee hive was not properly removed. An average, a beehive has 50+ lbs of honey. Effective honey bee control is done by removing the honeycomb in addition to suppressing the removed bee nest, and performing exclusion work (methods of bee proofing a structure in a sound manner so that bees cannot return).
When seeking bee control, it may help to use a company that specializes in bee control. Find a company that does not use "killer bee scare tactics." If the bees are in a structure, it may not be in your best interest to use a novice, or a pest control company. Though live bee removal is the preferred option for bee control, a company advertizing live bee removal is not necessarily the best company for the job in terms of recurring bee problems! Make sure the company is prepared to remove the hive and warrantee the structure of future bee problems. Sometimes bees can be mistaken for wasps or hornets, view the bee id chart to identify your bees.
Adkins provides bee control in much of the US including these major areas: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento. Houston, Missouri, South Houston, Pasadena, Dallas Fort Worth DFW, Arlington, Carrollton, Plano, Austin, San Antonio. Tucson, Phoenix, Glendale. Miami Dade County, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Tampa Bay, Apollo, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Avon Park, Jacksonville, and Orlando. Denver, Akron, Aurora, and Colorado Springs. Atlanta ATL, Lawrenceville, Marietta, and more. If you live in remote areas of your county, call to check availability.
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The picture above represents a job that was referred to us from the local beekeeping supply company. The homeowners had a beekeeper that was extracting the bees and leaving the honeycomb in the wall. Each year they began to get more and more bee hives. Eventually the beekeeper disappeared and the homeowners were referred to us for their bee control. Within one year, we had removed 4 new hives that have moved back into the structure because of the smell of the honey from the prior hives left in the structure. The customer estimated that there were six to eight inactive bee hives throughout the house. At this point they began to realize it would be cheaper to bee proof the entire house. The cost of removing the four hives in the first year then later the cost of bee proofing the entire house was an expensive project for bee control. If the proper methods were initially used, it would have alleviated some unnecessary financial expenses.
By not removing the hive and comb, you are generally creating much bigger and more long-term bee problems. A very important part of bee control is to remove the honeycomb and suppress the smell. Honey bees may build a hive that could have of up to 200lbs of honey in the structure. This can create a lot of damage, and long term rodent, insect, and bee problems. In some cases, legal problems may arise when selling the house if honey is left inside the structure undisclosed. For more bee removal pictures visit the house if honey is left inside the structure undisclosed. For more visit the bee removal picturesgallary.
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