Honey bees will defend themselves if threatened. Avoid disturbing a bee colony. If you see bees entering your home or any object contact, Coastal Pest Control of the Treasure Coast, Inc. and report your issue we will have it dispatched and taken care of immediately.
Bee hives can be constructed in houses, and other structures in many ways such as:
- Under an overhang.
- Inside the soffit.
- Inside an exterior or interior wall.
- Inside the attic.
- Inside a bucket or other small object around your property.
Coastal Pest Control of the Treasure Coast, Inc. can access the bee hive for removal with the smallest amount of disruption to the area of your home where their located.
Do not spray the bees with any products that may threaten the bees or kill them. There are many problems with killing bees in a structure. Dead bees will begin to stink when it gets hot and the odor will last for quite some time. Dead bees, honey and wax will attract other pests such as ants and wax moths.
The smell of honey, wax, pollen and propolis will attract new swarms to move into the old nest unless the voids and entry points are sealed. Honey and wax will melt and run down the walls and may penetrate your wall coverings. Honey may stain your wall coverings even further coastal pest control will guarantee we control the bees and remove all of the hive, honey, and dead bees. Then our technicians will seal all points of entry to prevent re-infestation from bees.
Same day service on bee issues that present any safety issues for people or animals.
The professionals at Coastal Pest Control of the Treasure Coast, Inc. will locate the hive and explain your options for safe control and removal.
It is not illegal to kill honey bees. Honey bees can be a nuisance, and in some situations, killing them and removing the hive and honey is the best option. This is especially true if the bees are stinging family members or pets or neighbors.
As much as we might want to save the bees it is not always practical.
We do not relocate bee colonies because relocated bees do not do well. Bees removed from a property’s structure with the honey, beeswax and pollen rarely will survive unless the beekeeper pays close attention to the needs of the bees. It is not economical for beekeepers to spend this much time on a hive that may die anyway.
It is difficult to remove a hive from within a home or structure and keep it alive without detailed management practices. Each bee colony in a structure is different.
When honey bees swarm, the old queen leaves the hive with most of the bees. They usually cluster on a limb of a tree for several days while scout bees search for suitable cavities to nest in. If the bees pose absolutely no threat to people or animals they can be allowed to find a nesting site. This is decided by the size and location of the transfer swarm. In most cases, if the transfer swarm is noticed then it is close to people or animals and may have to be killed.