Honey Bee Control
While extremely important environmentally, honey bees can be dangerous when their hives are too close to humans. During construction, bees’ natural habitats can be unwittingly disturbed or destroyed, putting your workers in immediate danger from the threat of stings from bee populations that can easily exceed 100,000.
This is particularly dangerous when a worker is unaware that he or she is allergic to bee stings. If help is not nearby, a serious health crisis – even loss of life – is possible.
Bees are also a concern when they inhabit structures built where their habitats were disrupted. Honey bees often build hives in the many voids in buildings’ beams and walls. Their hives can quickly cause significant structural damage, and the honey in abandoned hives will rot, creating a terrible odor and attracting insects, rodents, mold and fungus.
Aggressive Africanized honey bees are present in the southern states we serve, and disturbing an Africanized hive can be life-threatening even for non-allergic workers. Because of our expertise with aggressive bees, many general pest control companies call on Trutech® to handle these dangerous situations.
If not properly removed and treated, bees will continue to rebuild hives all over your site.
Bee removal is a delicate procedure and should only be done by trained professionals. Because honey bees are beneficial to the environment, live honey bee removal is preferred but not always possible. When feasible, our teams will work with our network of local beekeepers to relocate the hives.
It’s important to remove the honeycomb along with the honey bee hive. If a honey bee hive is inside a wall void and the honeycomb is left behind, the honey will rot and attract pests – and bees from other colonies will likely show up to explore the vacant cavity. Also, with no bees tending the honey, it will ooze down through your new ceilings and cause electrical and wall damage, not to mention a big mess.
Learn more about Stinging Insect Control >