Three Steps To Dealing With A Potential Bee Infestation

Posted on: 11 January 2016

Whether you are allergic or just uneasy around bees, it can be a scary experience to have your property infested with them. Because of this, you should understand a few considerations that will help you identify them properly, weigh the costs and get them removed from your property quickly and conveniently. With this in mind, read on and follow these steps, in order to handle any kind of bee issue that you have today.  

Step #1: Properly Identify The Bees

The reason that most people are afraid of bees is that they confuse them for wasps or yellow jackets. While wasps are incredibly aggressive and potentially harmful, honey bees are naturally gentle and will only sting if their nest is threatened. Wasps and yellow jackets can also sting multiple times while honey bees die after one sting. There are a few things to consider when attempting to identify them. 

For one, if they are instantly beaming toward you on sight, they are likely more agrees breeds of the insect. Bees that produce honey are more stubby and have a fuzzy exterior while wasps and yellow jackets are longer, thinner and have smooth bodies. Wasps and yellow jackets also typically have pronounced black stripes and longer, more jagged wings -- almost as if they are armor-clad. Figuring out this difference will let you know how to proceed. 

Step #2: Call Up A Beekeeper's Organization (If they are bees!)

After identifying the nest, you are in luck if they are, indeed honey bees. You can reach out to a local beekeeper's organization in many cases to have them remove the nest for you. There have been shortages of bees all over and many organizations are glad to help so that they can sustain the nest as opposed to killing it. They will also come out to inspect it for you in order to confirm whether they are bees or a more aggressive species. If they are wasps or yellow jackets, however, it's time to call in the pros (Step #3). 

Step #3: Hire Professional Wasp And Bee Removal Contractors

Call around for some quotes from professional removal companies (such as ASAP Bee Removal). They will typically need to come by and check out the infestation to give you an idea of how much you might expect to pay. This might cost you anywhere between $75 and $200, depending on the nature of the job. 

Follow these three steps in order to get rid of this pesky problem.