Apiphobia, or fear of bees and their stings, is a fairly common phobia. And with reports on the spread of killer bees across the United States, more and more people subscribe to this phobia. The mere sight of a single bee in their backyard raises a red flag. Here, we will discuss the signs that indicate it is time to call in a bee exterminator's service. The professionals get rid of bees safely and effectively. Here's how and when to hire a professional for bee removal.
- If the bees' nest is dangerously near your home: Bees typically establish their nests in dark cavernous places. Some will build their nests inside house walls while others will situate underground or even abandoned open spaces like rotting logs or car tires. If you notice bees inside your home but are uncertain where they are coming from, then it may be best to call a bee exterminator. Check your local listings of bee removal services. It would be good to hire one that practices an environmentally-friendly methods by making sure that they will not utilize harmful chemicals.
- If you or your kids are allergic to insect bites: Bee stings can be dangerous to some because they are highly sensitive to insect bites. If you or your kids have this allergy, then it is not a good idea to do the bee removal yourself. Hire a professional to do the job for you.
- If your attempts at bee removal are not successful: Some will choose to do the bee removal on their own. The more common methods employed are killing the bees by suffocation. Some use expandable foam to seal off the entrance and exits points of the bees, others use sturdy adhesive to tape off the openings. This is not a very good idea though. Even if you successfully smother the bees, the remains of the nest and bee carcass will attract other insects and small animals if not removed properly. The smell of the honey left in the honeycomb will also invite other bees to collect it. Professional bee exterminators typically include cleaning up in their services, although covering up that busted wall to get into the nest may not be part of their job. So when you contact that bee exterminator, know the specifics about this. Also, ask how quickly they can respond to your call and how much their fees are.
Getting rid of bees is not always the best thing to do. Bees are extremely important to our environment because they are responsible for cross pollination. Before we call to hire that bee exterminator, another option is to call the local beekeeper in your area. Consider bee removal before you decide on bee extermination. They'll be glad to remove the bees for you at no cost.