If you get a large infestation, it is better to be safe than sorry so call a pest control expert who will be able to identify the insect and perform necessary methods on how to keep bees away.
Many people run and hide or swat above their heads the moment they hear a buzzing without even checking what it is. There is a range of insects that buzz and the majority aren’t harmful at all.
Also, many people get confused with the difference between bees and wasps and can end up killing bees that contribute to our eco-system or that belong to someone else.
There are several varieties of bees but most people are more familiar with the Bumble Bee. This is a large round bee like the type that is often depicted in children’s cartoons.
These bees can sting however they are unlikely to unless defending themselves. They generally go about their own business pollinating flowers.
You should contact a professional bee removal company if:
- You or someone in your household is allergic to bees.
- You have a very large bee’s nest that needs to be removed.
- You have several nests that need to be exterminated.
- The bees have built a nest inside your home.
- You are too frightened to remove the bees on your own.
- You are uncertain of where the nest or nests are located.
- The nest or nests are located in an area that is difficult to reach or is in a high location.
There is also a bee known as the Mining or Mortar bee. These bees do not swarm and actually tend to live alone. Mining bees are the first out in the year appearing as early as April depending on the weather.
These bees are very large, larger than a honey bee, and can be confused with a wasp. In order to stop mining bees from breeding in your home, you should identify where the nest is – it won’t be huge like a wasps nest – and close up the hole.
However, the honey bee is often mistaken to be a wasp. Honey bees are the type that is kept by beekeepers in hives.
They are much less like a bumblebee as they are thinner in shape. They fly around in swarms and can often get lost from their hives and end up in someone’s loft or house.
You should not harm these bees at all but instead, you should contact a pest controller. If you do tackle them and kill any, you can be taken to court and even end up with a custodial sentence.
Because of the link between bees and our ecosystem, we do advise against killing any bee.
There was a severe drop in the number of bees around in the last few years and if they die out, our ecosystem may be very badly affected.
By hiring a professional company to assist with getting rid of bees, you can eliminate the risk of getting stung or otherwise hurt in the bee removal process.
It is important to note that bees can become highly aggressive during the elimination process and that some species of bees are more aggressive than others.