Honey bees will normally build a hive in an open covered area of your building where there is no insulation. If you believe you have a hive of honey bees in your Leesburg home more than likely they are in between the floors of your home. Our process for removing the honey bees is to go into the hive from underneath keeping your repair bill down with only drywall repair.
Even though the honey bees are entering your Leesburg home at one place does not mean that is where the beehive is. They can travel behind the wall all the way up to the soffit.
It helps if you can take pictures of the area they are entering your home and send them to us. We can do a lot of assessment with your pictures before we arrive. We will ask you questions when we call about the structure so we can be ready with the tools needed to do the bee removal job properly in Leesburg GA.
Tips to Remove Bees
There are approximately 20,000 species of bees around the world on almost all continents except for Antarctica. While some people consider them an annoyance bees do play the part of pollinators in our ecosystem. Bees also make beeswax and honey. For some people they are allergic to bee stings and if they get stung, it can cause itching, swelling, and if not treated it could cause death. This is why some people want beehive removal if the hives are near their home. To ensure that it done correctly and safely it is advised that you have a professional do the removal or you can do it yourself.
Beehives consist of hexagonal cells that are densely packed and made of beeswax. Normally they will make their home in an empty space that is enclosed like a wide crack in the wall or foundation of buildings in [post_name], the hollow of a tree and other openings. One way to find the hive is to watch to see if bees are swarming around a particular location but you should do this late in the evening or in the early morning before the sun rises. The reason is that bees are diurnal insects, which means they are active during the day. During the early spring or late winter, the population of bees in the hive will be low so this is also another good time to do beehive removal.
You will need to use a good insecticide to kill the bees, which experts recommend insecticide dust. Once you are ready, make sure that you are wearing protective clothing. It is advisable to wear clothing that are light colored and has a smooth texture. You will need to protect your face, which a beekeeper's veil will do along with wearing leather gloves. Make sure that when you go near the hive you are not wearing any scented product on your body like perfumes or scented deodorants.
When you are ready, you need to spray a thick layer of insecticide dust on the hive, especially in the opening. Keep your distance because some bees will come out. To eliminate all the bees it may require another application of insecticide. Once the bees are all dead, the next step to beehive removal is to take and burn the hive. If you do not burn it put it in a trash bag, tightly tie the bag, and then get rid of it. Clean the area with soapy water, and seal the area so the bees cannot infest the area again. Having to use insecticides, wear protective clothing, and safely destroy and dispose of the hive are three good reasons why you should have a professional do the beehive removal. If you have an allergy to bees hire a professional beekeeper in [post_name] GA.
Honey Bees or Africanized Honey Bees? Know the Difference
Not every insect is a pest.
Honey bees - especially those cultivated by professional beekeepers - are quite possibly the most important beneficial insect species we have. There's more to it than just the honey, too. According to the USDA, roughly one-third of our diet is made up of crops that are pollinated by bees. Many plants wouldn't produce vegetables and fruit if it weren't for the work done by honey bees.
Unless there is a colony or hive located near people or pets, it's best to leave well enough alone and let the honey bees do their thing. If you find a hive in a spot that's troubling, a reliable exterminator can eliminate the colony or, in some cases, move it to a safer place.
With all that said, however, there are instances when bees can be a serious threat. "Killer" bees are not just a myth - they are a real phenomenon known as Africanized honey bees.
So how do you tell a normal honey bee and its hive from one that's Africanized? You can't, and that amplifies the danger. It's only been recently that state and federal officials have added Arkansas and Oklahoma to the list of areas that AHBs now inhabit. They were first found in southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas in 2005, but they have steadily moved into broader areas of both states.
Today, you should consider any bee and its colony to be Africanized, just to be on the safe side. If you see a hive, move away quickly and contact a trusted pest management agency and your local county extension office. If you are stung, RUN and don't stop running until you are safely indoors or in some other enclosure, like your car.