The Dangers of Bee Infestations

March 18th, 2015

Have you noticed a bee infestation in or around your home? At first, the hive itself may be large enough to warrant action. However, it’s important to take action as soon as possible after noticing a bee infestation. A quick search of the Internet will show you some DIY bee removal methods, however, the best solution is to hire a professional pest management firm that specializes in bee removal in your area.

But first, why should you remove bees from your home? It’s common knowledge that bees sting, however, what are some of the other risk factors?

Bee Allergies

Those who are allergic to bees should take extra precautions if they begin to notice a beehive formation around their home. Bee stings, for those who are allergic to them, can cause serious symptoms. These include vomiting, nausea, fainting, or throat closing.

Bee Stings

As mentioned above, it’s common knowledge that bees will sting if they feel threatened. If stung by a bee, you will experience pain and swelling. While not life-threatening in most cases, medical action must be taken. One of the bigger threats with bee stings is the potential to get stung by multiple bees at one time. Thus, if you notice a growing beehive, it’s best to get it taken care of as soon as possible.

Proper Steps for Bee Removal

Removing a beehive or bee infestation is not a simple “one-and-done” procedure. Once the beehive has been removed, the honeycomb should also be taken care of. If the honeycomb is not removed, then problems can arise again as new bees create their hive after the others have been removed.

Additionally, common pests such as rats, wax moths, and ants can be attracted to a beehive and will take the opportunity to feed on the honey.

To prevent further damage to a structure, the honeycomb should also be removed because it can melt in the heat (especially in our Southwest Florida summers) and drip down the walls.

Bee Hive Removal in Fort Myers, Naples

We are proud to say that we now offer bee removal services in Fort Myers, Naples, and all of Southwest Florida. While this is a new service offering, our team of wildlife and pest removal experts has years of experience in the field.

Our bee removal services are comprehensive and holistic to ensure that once a bee infestation has been taken care of, it does not happen again. Our licensed wildlife and pest experts are trained properly to eliminate any/all indications of a bee infestation.

If you’re worried about a bee infestation in your Fort Myers or Naples home or business, call us today at (239) 214-7928 or contact us via our website here.

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