Bee Pest Control and Control Service

Bees play a critical role in their environment as pollinators. With nearly 4,000 bee species in the U.S., it’s not uncommon for bees and humans to interact. While bees are generally docile, they will defend their hives when they feel threatened. This can pose a risk, especially to those with bee sting allergies, as their stings can lead to painful and deadly complications. It’s essential to accurately identify the species, as bees are sometimes confused with other stinging insects and each species demands a distinct treatment approach. The most effective way to address a bee issue is to remove the hive entirely. Given the potential dangers, letting the highly trained pest professionals at Absolute Pest Management handle it is recommended. Our experts are well-versed in eco-friendly bee control solutions which ensure safety for both you and the environment while adhering to state and local regulations.

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Bee Control Treatment Options

Identification

Identification

Our certified technicians are experts at identifying different bee species and determining the most appropriate intervention.

Removal

Removal

After identifying the bee species, they consult with property owners to discuss the best treatment options. In some cases, collaboration with a beekeeper to remove the bees might be the best approach.

Extermination

Extermination

When nest elimination becomes necessary, it is usually because it poses a significant health risk.

Absolute’s Pest Free Process

Pest Inspection

Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.

Pest Treatment

Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.

Pest Prevention

After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.

Follow Up

We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.

Pest Maintenance

The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.

Types of Bees

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Slender with yellow and black coloring

Docile but defensive about their nests but essential for the ecosystem

Beehive removal often requires special care and attention

Bumblebees

Bumblebees

Large yellow and black bodies covered in hair

Typically nest underground

Generally peaceful unless provoked

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Resemble bumblebees with smooth abdomens.

Solitary bees that can be intimidating but rarely sting

Known to bore into wood and cause damage to wooden structures

Africanized honeybees

Africanized honeybees

Look similar to regular honeybees but are notably more aggressive

Defend a larger territory and attack perceived threats in large swarms

If encountered, it’s essential to find shelter quickly and seek medical attention for stings

How Do I Get Bees?

 

Typically, honeybees establish their nests in natural settings like hollow trees. However, when their habitat becomes crowded, some bees branch out and seek new nesting sites. This can lead them to human dwellings or other structures. Bees often venture into homes in search of a place to create a new colony and tend to gravitate towards dark and sheltered spaces such as wall voids or chimneys. Homes with openings exposed to the outdoors like cracks in walls, open vents, or electrical outlets are particularly susceptible to bee infestations.

What Attracts Bees?

 

Flowers

Flowers

They are a primary source of nectar and pollen which are essential food for bees

Sweet Scents

Sweet Scents

Items like fruits, sugary beverages, or fragrant candles can draw honeybees because they smell like flower

Standing Water

Standing Water

Bees often seek out stagnant water sources for hydration.

Untreated Wood

Untreated Wood

Carpenter bees, in particular, are drawn to untreated wood as potential nesting sites.

Understanding these attractions can help in managing and potentially reducing unwanted bee activity around your premises.

How Serious Are Bees?

 

Bees, while environmentally beneficial, can pose challenges when they establish hives close to homes. Most bee species are not aggressive and only resort to stinging as a defense mechanism. However, there are species, like Africanized killer bees that are much more aggressive and dangerous. Most individuals experience only mild pain from bee stings, but others might suffer allergic reactions. Hives like those concealed within wall voids can also present additional problems. Over time, the honey within these hives may ferment which can lead to drawing other insects, compromising structural integrity, and causing stains on adjacent structures.

Signs of Bee Activity

Active beehives

Active beehives

Discovering nests in locations such as trees, wall crevices, roof eaves, or underground suggests a potential bee issue.

Bee Swarm

Bee Swarm

Observing a congregation of bees might indicate they’re scouting for a new nesting site

Indoor Bee Sighting

Indoor Bee Sighting

Encountering bees inside your home, especially in significant numbers, can hint at a nearby nest.

Stained walls or ceilings

Stained walls or ceilings

Unusual dark spots might be a result of honey leakage from an internal beehive.

Wood Openings

Wood Openings

Unusual dark spots might be a result of honey leakage from an internal beehive.

How to Get Rid of Bees

 Addressing a bee infestation requires a nuanced approach because of the ecological significance these insects have on their environments. The method of bee removal largely depends on the nest’s size, its location, and the bee species in question. It’s important to enlist the help of a professional bee removal expert who is equipped with the necessary tools and training to ensure both human safety and the well-being of the bees. Honeybees are instrumental in supporting our ecosystem and aid in the pollination of gardens and crops. Ideally, these bees should be relocated without harm using tools like bee vacuums or traps. For protected bee species, such as honeybees, specialized techniques are employed to minimize the environmental impact of using harsh pesticides. Collaborations with local beekeeping collectives can also be beneficial. If honeycombs form within walls, they should be removed entirely because residual pheromones might attract other bees. This process might necessitate the expertise of a beehive removal expert to access and clear the honeycomb.

How To Get Rid Of Bees

Preventing bee infestations is achievable with a few proactive measures. Here are some steps to deter bees from setting up residence on your property:

  • Debris Removal: Regularly clear your property’s exterior of any debris, including landscaping equipment or other items that could serve as potential hive sites.
  • Garbage Management: Ensure garbage cans have tightly sealed lids. Bees are often attracted to waste, especially if it contains sweet residues.
  • Seal Entry Points: If bees are infiltrating your interiors, it’s crucial to identify and seal any gaps or cracks in roofs, siding, and windows. Regularly inspect for potential entry points, especially if you’ve had past infestations.
  • Monitor Bee Activity: Stay vigilant and observe bee activity. Their flight patterns can offer clues about potential nesting sites including those underground.
  • Food and Drink Cleanup: Avoid leaving food or beverages outdoors. A clean environment is less enticing to bees.
  • Address Past Infestations: If your property has had bee issues before, ensure all remnants are thoroughly removed to prevent attracting new swarms.

If you notice a bee swarm or hive formation, it’s essential to approach the situation with caution. Honeybees are typically non-aggressive but can become defensive if their hive or queen is threatened. For safe and humane bee management, it’s best to consult pest control experts at Absolute Pest Management.

Why Choose Absolute Pest Management

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Effective Treatments

Our advanced bee control techniques are designed to thoroughly eliminate your bee problem, making your property safe and comfortable.

Service Guarantee

We won’t rest until your bee problem is entirely resolved. Our guarantee is a commitment to delivering the results you deserve.

Affordable Pricing

We make top-tier pest control accessible to everyone, without ever compromising on quality.

Expert Technicians

Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained in the latest pest control methods to ensure efficient and effective service.

Free Inspections

This crucial first step allows us to identify any bee issues you may have and devise an effective treatment plan.

Friendly and Prompt Service

Your time is valuable to us, and we strive to provide swift, professional, and courteous assistance from start to finish.

Absolute Pest Management Guarantee

 

Effective bee treatment designed to last

 

Guaranteed to remove bees in and around your home

 

Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective

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We just moved into a newly built home, and there were ants, roaches, and spiders everywhere! We gave Absolute a call and they were out within a few days of setting up service, and had the best value (I called and got quotes from three other local providers).
Our technician, Kenny, came out and was absolutely amazing

Alexis Taylor

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From day one we have been very happy with the detailed inspections of our home and landscape. Josh, our current technician is a great customer service representative. Easy communication and thorough. We appreciate the detailed summary of service and list of applied products provided after each visit. No pest control issues!

Larry James

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Very Effective!
They’ve been coming by for almost a year with easy-to-book quarterly appointments. At the beginning, since I had just moved in to a new house, it required a few reservice appointments. They quickly added me to the schedule and didn’t give me any hassle about coming back. Everyone has been friendly!

Emily Thompson

Convenient Locations Near You

Austin, TX

Buda, TX

How much is pest control for bees?

The cost of pest control for bees varies based on several factors, including the size and location of the hive, the species of bee, and the region or country you’re in. Based on national averages, professional bee removal services can range from $200 – $800, with more complicated extractions leaning towards the higher end. However, Absolute Pest Management offers extremely competitive pricing that provides significant value.

How can I get rid of bees?

To safely get rid of bees, it’s recommended to consult a professional bee removal service like Absolute Pest Management as we have the expertise and equipment to handle bee colonies without causing harm. If the bees are honeybees, relocation is often preferred due to their ecological importance. For a temporary solution, avoid strong scents and seal off potential entry points but remember that complete removal or relocation is best left to professionals.

What do bees hate most?

Bees tend to dislike strong and pungent odors. Common scents that repel bees include peppermint, citronella, eucalyptus, and tea tree oils. Additionally, bees usually steer clear of smoke which is why beekeepers use smoke to calm bees before accessing the hive.

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