Bees have been making a regular appearance in the news lately — whether it’s due to their dwindling population or yet another massive swarm of killer bees. While protecting bees is important to our environment, when they build a nest in or around your Arizona property, it can be a nuisance and a potential danger.
When you’re facing a bee problem on your property, you want the issue resolved as quickly and safely as possible. Is DIY bee removal worth the risks? Or, is it better to call a certified bee specialist to handle the insects? Here’s what you should know about DIY bee removal and why it may not be a good idea.
DIY Bee Removal: Is It Worth the Risk?
Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean you have to share your home with them. A beehive in or around your property can pose a serious health risk for your family, pets, and guests. It may sound easy enough to spray a hive and walk away. However, this DIY solution can be incredibly dangerous.
Some species of bees, like Africanized bees, can be extremely aggressive if they feel threatened or if their nest is disturbed. Carbon monoxide attracts this type of bee, so each time you exhale they can track where you’re running. Many species of bees look similar, so it can be difficult to know what type of bee you’re removing until it’s too late.
Bee Sting Allergies
DIY bee removal can put you and your family at a great risk. This is especially true if anyone has a bee allergy.
Bee removal can be a very challenging task—and is one that’s best left for the professionals. Often, colonies are located within a structure’s walls or soffits. This can create extensive damage, requiring costly repairs if ignored.
Even if you’re able to locate the nest, a portion of the beehive is often missed during DIY bee removal. This can lead to future infestations and even further damage to your structure.
Even if one bee sting doesn’t bother you, you’ll find it’s a whole different story when you have a swarm of angry bees fleeing their hive and chasing you. By attempting removal on your own, the bees within a hive can quickly become agitated. This can cause them to swarm – putting you and your family at tremendous risk of suffering hundreds of painful stings. Hiring an experienced technician is the obvious choice to protect the safety of your home, family, pets, and guests.
Professional Bee Removal in Arizona
When you discover a beehive in or around your Arizona property, there’s only one solution—contact the professionals at Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination! We train our certified bee specialists in the safe removal of bees and wasps from residential and commercial properties.
Your bee removal specialist will arrive promptly and begin working immediately to detect and identify the extent of your bee infestation. From there, they’ll develop a plan of action for removal.
If you notice signs of a bee problem in or around your residential or commercial property, contact Budget Brothers today.