Throughout North San Diego County, residents enjoy warm temperatures, ample sunshine and the lovely fragrance of a variety of flowers throughout most of the year. These same qualities that you may love about your community are also appealing to bees and other pests. Have you discovered a beehive on your property recently? The discovery can be alarming, so you understandably want to know how to remove the bees without getting stung in the process. At Pinpoint Pest Control, we provide you with a fast, safe solution for removing bees and their hives from your property.
Bees are often found in the garden and are the basic reasons why plants bloom and spread. However, there are times when these insects enter the home and become a threat. Besides common honeybees, African bees are becoming a tremendous problem in parts of California. When bees reproduce, they seek shelter away from the hive. Although usually found in hollow trees, they may enter the home's walls or attic and begin to nest.
Honeybees pose no risk to the home. Unlike other pests, they do not cause structural damage. However, carpenter bees may chew or eat wood. They enter through well-lit holes in roof eaves, decks, window sills, chimneys, or porch ceilings. Bees may cause health concerns as well. Many individuals are allergic to bees and may become seriously sick when stung. This is when it becomes necessary to eradicate the pests.
Plugging up the holes in the wall or ceiling will not work effectively. Bees will look for a new way out and may actually enter the living space of a home through the outlets, vents, or baseboards. Using caustic chemicals may be dangerous as well. The biggest problem comes when bees nest near homes and businesses. They can drive people who are allergic or afraid of bees away.
Why You Should Remove Bees from Your Property
While bees are critical to the ecosystem, you do not need to share your property with them. A hive can be home to hundreds of bees. They are easily agitated, so the possibility of you or your family members feeling the pain of a bee's sting is high when a hive is on your property. There are other reasons to remove a beehive from your property. For example, the honey in a hive can attract other pests that may damage your property. Because an empty hive can easily attract new bees to the property and because a decaying hive can smell foul, it is not enough to simply remove the bees. The nest or hive must also be professionally removed.
Common Places to Find Bee and Wasp Nests
There are several possible nesting sites for bees on a typical property in North San Diego County. Bees only require a small crack or crevice to enter your home, and they can create a massive hive in an empty wall cavity. Common places on a property that are suitable for bee activity are near cracks in brick masonry, in attics and near eaves and overhangs. Even a hollowed-out tree or an exposed cinder block could be appealing to bees.
Professional Bee Control
Some homeowners decide to treat the problem with insecticide dust. However, the safest and smartest way to get rid of bees is hiring a professional exterminator. These experts will know how to locate an infestation and stop the problem in a humane way. This professional will also know how to remove excess honey that has accumulated, which will keep other unwanted pests away.
Removing the bees and the hive are both essential steps to dealing with this problem fully. Avoid using insecticides or attempting to remove the hive on your own. The safest and most effective solution is to schedule professional bee control. One of the many specialized services that we offer at Pinpoint Pest Control is bee control.
Bee Removal in North San Diego County
If you live in the North San Diego County area, contact Pinpoint Pest Control. We are a family owned business that has over 40 years experience in the pest control industry. We have a nationally recognized IPM and honeybee instructor on staff. If you are in need of bee control, call us today for a free quote.