According to the Center for Biological Diversity, more than half of North America’s 4,000 native bee species are in decline, with one in four species at risk of extinction. At Pestech of Greenville, we understand bees are essential pollinators and play a crucial role in the ecosystem. That’s why we use only the safest methods to remove and relocate hives.
Facts About Bees:
Lifecycle of Bees
Although various bumblebee and honeybee species both belong to the same family, their appearance is different. Bumblebees are round and fuzzy. Honeybees are smaller, thinner, and can often be mistaken for wasps. Another big difference is that honeybees can only sting once before dying. Bumblebees can sting multiple times but don’t form swarms like honeybees, and they only sting when truly provoked.
Swarming is a natural part of the honeybee life. During this time, the old queen and about half of the worker bees leave their former nest searching for a new home. That’s why it’s normal to have swarms of bees on your property or around your house.
Bees In or Around Your Property
Honeybees prefer dark openings with an easily defended entrance that is above the ground. While a hollowed-out tree makes an ideal site, sometimes honeybees make their homes inside walls, chimneys, fences, utility boxes, grills, or under decks. Although colonies may do no structural harm to these places, they can use water to soften sheetrock and remove it to expand their nesting area.
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine whether a honeybee cluster is simply resting or moving in one by one. If the cluster size is shrinking but hasn’t flown away, chances are they’re moving in.
Safely Relocating Bee Populations
We understand that bees living in or around your home isn’t ideal; however, we are dedicated to solving your problem in a manner that is safe for them. When you contact Pestech of Greenville, we take care of any bee problem without hurting the colonies. Instead of using extermination methods, we work with an experience beekeeper to successfully remove and relocate the bees from your property.
This organic relocation method can help ensure that the odors left by the hive are appropriately treated after a beehive is removed. If the hive odors are not properly masked, bees will return to former hive locations and establish a new hive.
It’s never safe to attempt to treat or remove a nest on your own, even if you think you’re taking the proper precautions. When you choose Pestech of Greenville for your pest control services, you can be sure we will handle the problem safely. You’re also choosing a company that cares about our environment and the creatures in it.
For the utmost quality, care, and experience when it comes to pest management, call Pestech of Greenville at 252-353-4760. Your East Coast exterminating professionals are honored to serve you.