Bee & Wasp Removal
Understanding why bees and wasps are attracted to certain areas can help you prevent an infestation.
There are a lot of things that can attract certain bees and wasps, but it’s important to be able to tell the difference between an infestation—insects making nests—versus a couple of bees or wasps being drawn to a new source of few or threat.
Bees and wasps can be attracted by:
- Floral scents, including flowers, perfumes, colognes, and suntan lotions all have the potential to attract pollen-seeking bees and wasps
- Sweet foods and drinks
- Dark and bright colors
- Dry, unpainted, and old wooden objects, including fences, lawn furniture, windowsills, doors, roof eaves, railing, and decks. Carpenter bees, in particular, are fond of making their nests in this kind of wood, especially if it’s made of pine, fir, redwood, Cyprus, or oak
How do I know if I need bee hive removal or just a bee control service?
Many people associate bees and wasps with colony behavior and think that they all live together in hives. This isn’t actually true.
Take honey bees for example.
When honey bees outgrow their current hive, a swarm will leave to locate a new home. While they search, they’ll swarm around branches, shrubs, and other objects anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. So, a honey bee swarm may only indicate a temporary issue. Likewise, some bees are solitary and may not be present in great numbers, but could still prove problematic.
While bees and wasps are generally beneficial to the environment, their presence around populated and high-traffic areas can be a problem. Many bees sting and there are some who make their nests in unpainted and untreated wood, such as fencing or posts, thereby weakening structures and causing property damage.
TES can do an on-site inspection at no cost to you in order to determine the extent of the infestation and advise you on recommended treatment plans. If you’re only seeing bees or wasps around certain seasons or times of the year, our quarterly plan may work best for you.