Bees and wasps can be a nuisance to the people who live or work in a property. More than just the bothersome encounters when you come across them, there is also a danger that some species will sting and cause allergic reactions to certain individuals, which may require medical attention. However, to effectively manage the presence of these insects, you may need the help of a trained expert to correctly identify the species, locate their nest and come up with a comprehensive plan to deal with their swarms appropriately.
Honey bees play a significant role in the environment, hence it is necessary that they maintain beehives for breeding and fulfilling their environmental roles. There are instances though when bees escape their natural habitat or commercial beehives, and end up near or in your property. Sometimes they build their hive in a nearby bush or tree; other times their colonies may be inside the building – in wall cavities or roof voids.
It is not always necessary that beehives are killed, but when needed, our technicians from Termex Pest Management can determine the most efficient method that can be used. If the colony inside the wall, a cone device, usually made of cardboard, can be placed on the wall. The cone is designed in a way that it allows the bees to leave the hive but not re-enter the colony.
If the hive requires to be eradicated, due to the likelihood of allergic people being stung, chemical treatment can be undertaken. Approved insecticides, such as dichlorvos, can be forced into the hive with by drilling a hole into the wall. The hole may then be closed if the entire hive is killed during the treatment process. To ensure that majority of the hive is eliminated using this technique, it is advised that the treatment be done at night, when most bees are inside the colony.
When there is honey in the hive, this attracts ants which can be an additional burden to your pest problems. Inspectors who are carrying out the pest treatment will provide methods that will eliminate the ants as well.
Getting Rid of Wasps
Bees are sometimes mistaken for wasps, and wasps for bees. But the difference between the two is that bees usually only attack and sting when provoked, while wasps are more aggressive naturally. This means that it is more likely for you to be stung by wasps than bees through simple encounters. Wasps may also sting several times and the sting is noticeably painful.
In order to completely eradicate wasps around your property, Termex Pest Management will locate their nest and identify their species. After which, they will be controlled using insecticidal dusts or foams.