How to Safely Remove a Beehive from Your Property

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How to Safely Remove a Beehive from Your Property

Beehives are not only a nuisance, but also a potential hazard for you and your family. Bees can sting, cause allergic reactions, and damage your property with their honey and wax. If you find a beehive on your property, you may be tempted to get rid of it yourself, but this can be dangerous and ineffective. Here are some tips on how to safely remove a beehive from your property and why you should trust Atlantic Pest Control for professional help.

Identify the Type of Bees

Not all bees are the same, and neither are their hives. Some common types of bees that may build hives on your property are honeybees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, and wasps. Honeybees are beneficial for the environment and pollination, but they can also form large colonies inside walls, attics, or chimneys. Bumblebees are fuzzy and black-and-yellow, and they usually nest in the ground or in cavities. Carpenter bees are large and black, and they bore holes in wood to lay their eggs. Wasps are aggressive and can build paper-like nests under eaves, decks, or roofs.

Each type of bee requires a different removal method, so it’s important to identify them correctly before taking any action. You can use online resources like Honeybees 911 to compare images and factsheets of different bees, or you can call a professional beekeeper or pest control company to verify.

Determine the Location and Size of the Hive

The location and size of the hive will also affect how you should remove it. If the hive is outside and exposed, such as on a branch or a fence post, it may be easier to remove than if it is inside a wall or a chimney. The size of the hive will determine how many bees are inside and how much honey and wax they have produced. A larger hive will be more difficult and dangerous to remove than a smaller one.

If you can see the hive from a safe distance, you can estimate its size by its shape and appearance. A honeybee hive can look like a cone or a ball of bees hanging from a structure, while a wasp nest can look like a gray paper lantern. A bumblebee or carpenter bee nest may not be visible at all, but you may see bees entering and exiting a hole in the ground or in wood.

Call a Professional for Hive Removal

The best way to safely remove a beehive from your property is to call a professional who has the experience, equipment, and knowledge to do it properly. Trying to remove a beehive yourself can be risky, as you may provoke the bees to attack you or spread to other areas. You may also damage your property or leave behind honey and wax that can attract other pests or cause mold.

A professional bee removal service like Atlantic Pest Control can assess the situation and determine the best course of action for your specific case. We can safely remove the bees and their hive without harming them or your property. We can also relocate the bees to a suitable environment where they can continue to pollinate and produce honey. We can also clean up any residue or damage left by the hive and prevent future infestations.

Don’t let a beehive ruin your peace of mind or endanger your health. Contact Atlantic Pest Control today to schedule your free estimate and get rid of your bee problem for good.

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