Almost 84% of crops grown for human consumption are pollinated by bees. And with spring having sprung, these tiny pollinators may come knocking on your doors looking for a new home. If you have spotted bees around your property, then you do not need to panic.
Because most swarms move-on in a while by themselves. Also, bees are known to strictly mind their own business. They won’t bother you or attack you unless you provoke them.
Despite being critical to the ecology and being an important link in the grand scheme of things, sometimes, you cannot avoid taking action. If you absolutely cannot tolerate the bees or someone in the family is allergic to bees, then here are a few ways in which you can safely remove the bees off your property without getting stung.
Identify the problem
The first step as always is to identify whether it is bees you are dealing with or other stinging insects like wasps. Believe me, people do make mistakes. The easiest way to do this is to find a bee (a dead one) and inspect. Bees have hairy bodies whereas wasps have smooth ones. Also, wasp and hornet nests are made out of wood and may have a papery appearance whereas beehives have a honeycomb formation and are made of wax. You will see a lot of activity in a honey comb during spring as this is when the bees collect pollen.
Beekeepers can help you relocate the bees to a more appropriate location where they are less likely to cause disturbance to humans and less likely to be disturbed themselves. Some beekeepers use smoke to pacify the bees. Others use a special vacuum that does not kill the bees.
It is better to use the services of beekeepers because they can also help to remove the beehive completely. If parts of the beehive are left behind, then it may attract wasps or other bees.
As the beekeeper tries to remove the bee hive, the bees may get agitated and it is recommended that you stay indoors with your family and pets. Beekeepers wear a specialized suit that prevents them from getting stung by bees.
Sometimes, it is not possible to safely remove or relocate the bees. For example, if the bee hive is behind a wall, it may be impossible to reach it without knocking down the wall, which is not a practical solution in many scenarios. If for some reason, you are unable to get the beehive removed, then you can call a bug removal Toronto Company who can help remove the bee infestation. In most cases, the pest control company will spray an insecticide which will kill the bees. However, it will require multiple treatments because new pupa emerges from the nests in two to three days. Once the bees are removed, you must ensure that there are no traces of the nest remaining. All dead bees and the traces of the nest must be scrapped off.
If you would like to know more about removing bees off your property, then contact a local pest control company today.