Bee Pest Control

Bee pest control should always be your last option–used only when bees have become territorial about an area that you, your children, or pets frequent. Spring is coming and with it comes the bee population including bumble bees, honey bees, yellow jackets (actually wasps), and carpenter bees.  Bees are beneficial, even necessary insects, especially in your garden area; they pollinate flowers and plants and are very desirable for your garden. Bee pest control has many ways of avoiding the “bees” mentioned above including these options:

  • Ridding your lawn area of unwanted debris and mulch where many bees like to nest.
  • When outside be cautious when in your garden and flower bed areas – also be careful when handling any flat boards, bricks, etc., because there is a possibility of a nest located in or close to these places.
  • Reduce the chance of bees nesting close to home or garden area by removing any flat boards, bricks or stones.
  • If by chance you come in contact with a nest it is actually best to leave it.
  • However, if children and pets are in this area a lot, you will have to remove the nest or have it removed.

It can be extremely hazardous to people and pets if the bees become enraged which they do when they feel their “home” is in danger.  If you, your children or pets come into contact with a nest, LEAVE THE NEST ALONE! As soon as possible, at night, you will need to eradicate the nest, especially when its location is harmful to you or others.  Yes, bees can be beneficial but when they feel their nest is in jeopardy, they can definitely become agitated! Bee pest control is certainly recommended when this happens.

To address abee hive, you have to be very cautious and understand certain insecticides are used along with techniques and that timing is crucial as well.  If you somehow use the wrong products for removal of the bees during the prime time of activity, then you may cause a bigger problem than you had to begin with. That is definitely a mistake that you do not want to make!  When timing is mentioned, bees, including wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, are very active in the daytime and tend to be inactive after the sun goes down. The nighttime hours are the best time to locate the nest and treat it with chemical or non-chemical pesticides, whichever you prefer.The time to treat a nest of active bees is NOT in the daytime because you are taking a great chance in being stung.  Also, by treating after sundown, you will catch almost all of the bees while they are in the nest and will have a better chance of eradicating the entire colony.

Some bees like to nest in wall voids and in mulch and grass, while the others like to nest in trees and under flat boards.  Pump sprayers or insecticide powder dusters can be used for the bees inside the walls or inside a tree trunk, to get the insecticide to the entire colony. Again, begin the treatment in the evening hours.  Bee pest control is not easy and sometimes it is downright frustrating, but it is very crucial, especially during the spring months when bees are foraging everywhere for food and water sources.

Remember, though, that unless they are upset, bees are beneficial to gardens and plants and are good to have around.  It is only when humans or pets come in contact with their nest, that they get agitated and attack. Find out everything you can about bee pest control and be sure if you are using pesticides or insecticides to read the products very carefully to make sure that you are properly and safely applying the pesticide you have chosen.

A good do it yourself pest control company will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will also let you know what methods and bee control products have been working best in your area. They are also well informed as to the best methods of rodent control, ant control, lawn pest control, and cockroach control that will suit you and your preferences.