Bee Removal Dallas-Fort Worth
Bees, wasps, and other stinging insects are most active during warmer months. Most native bees and wasps pose little risk. Approximately 90% of bees native to Texas are solitary species. Solitary bees do not defend their nest sites.
Social stinging insects live in cooperative groups with a queen. Colonies of bumblebees, bald-faced hornets, honey bees, paper wasps, and yellow jackets will defend their hives from perceived threats.
Texas Bee, Wasps, Hornet Nesting Locations
- Honey bees build wax honeycombs in trees and buildings.
- Bumblebees largely nest underground from holes made by larger animals.
- Bald-faced hornets build nests out of saliva and wood pulp at least three feet.
- Paper Wasps chew wood fibers to form fragile paper-like hexagonal cells protected by tree limbs, eaves, or doorways.
- Yellow Jackets nest underground typically in rodent burrows.
Why do you need to remove a beehive?
You should consider removing a beehive because of the potential aggression from the bees and anyone with a potential bee allergy. It is estimated 5-7% of the population is allergic to stinging insects. Typical DIY techniques like fire, dish soap, or a baseball bat put you at risk and generally are ineffective.
Bumblebees only attack to defend their nests against threats. They can sting multiple times because their stingers do not detach.
European honeybees are usually domesticated and docile. Africanized bees are a hybrid of European and African honey bees. Africanized bees will attack unprovoked. It can be difficult to identify an Africanized from a European honeybee unless you get close.
Africanized Honeybee Hive in Fort Worth
Before Honeycomb Removal
After Honeycomb Removal
Bees are very active in late summer. If you have a stinging insect nest, call the professionals to safely remove them.
Our house has taken in some residents that we didn’t want to have. Around the window of one of our bedrooms, a hive of bees took residence. I don’t know who else to contact. I saw your website and decided to see if you could do something to help out. My husband went to mow the front yard this evening, and they swarmed him and stung him about 4 or 5 times. Can y’all do anything to help? -Arlington, TX
We certainly can. I would recommend giving us a call ASAP to determine what is going on. Honey bees are not typically aggressive unless they are Africanized. Other species are often misidentified as bees, such as yellow jackets. Regardless, we will identify the culprits and give you the options necessary to get them gone.