Signs That Indicate a Bee Infestation
From a commercial standpoint, bees can be an essential component of our environment and very valuable. However, they can become a nuisance and even life-threatening in the wrong place and at the wrong time. In order to determine whether or not you have an infestation of these winged insects, you have to make sure that this is what you’re up against; and not some other species of flying, stinging insect. Occasionally, the nastier insects such as hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets get mistaken for bees. Nonetheless, these can also pose a serious threat when in sufficient numbers.
As a critical part of the pollination cycle, bees typically play a significant role in our ecosystem. It is important that you contact a service for bee control, in Pittsburgh; if you suspect that you have an infestation of bees on your commercial or residential property. If there is a large colony of bees present, one of the trained professionals from Spectrum Pest Control knows what to look for, in order to confirm the existence of an infestation. Just remember, state law may prohibit you from relocating the colony without the assistance of a professional bee control service.
We are very knowledge about the handling, and experienced in the relocation of infestations. We have composed a list of the 4 “red flags” or warning signs that you may have a colony of bees present. You know you have a bee infestation when:
• An abnormal or excessive number of bees have built nests throughout your property in a number of different locations.
• Dark spots begin to appear on the ceiling and walls because there is degrading honey inside your walls or on the attic side of your ceiling.
• There are partially removed, honey-bearing honeycombs inside wall structures. (NOTE: These will eventually start to decompose, and permeate your home with an unpleasant odor, without a service provider of bee control in Pittsburgh to completely remove them.
• You discover nests hidden or nestled, in your attic, in trees on your property, in wall voids, and/or under the eaves of your garage, home, shed, or any other outdoor structure.
Keep in mind that no two bee behaviors are identical. Different varieties of bees will exhibit completely different behavior patterns. For example, bumblebees and honeybees typically build huge colonies or hives. These habitats usually feature large honeycombs and nesting galleries. Fortunately, honeybees are not dangerous, unless an individual is prone to an allergenic, life-threatening reaction to their sting.
Interestingly enough, bumblebees may be found above ground near your deck or patio. However, they typically nest in the ground. Although it’s rare, they may build nests in your attic or underneath the beams of your roof. Bumblebees buzz loudly when disturbed and will defend their nests aggressively. However, every colony will die off within a year. Conversely, honeybee hives can last several years.
Another variety is the carpenter or wood bee; a species of bee that typically nests individually. They bore out their own galleries for laying eggs and producing nectar. In order to protect their larvae after laying their eggs, carpenter bees will bore into softer tree woods. In fact, females will chew a 1 to 2 inch tunnel, up to 10 feet long into the wood, in order to build her nest gallery and lay her eggs. Overall, carpenter bees are not a threat unless their nests are threatened.
At our pest control service, we have worked to eliminate hornets, wasps and bee infestations on a small and large scale. That is why we employ experts to handle such cases. Please do not try removing beehives on your own, as bee stings can be dangerous and painful. This is the reason that you need to call professionals. We have the equipment and skill needed to remove the last of the pests from your property.
If you currently have an infestation on your property, or would like more information on bee control in Pittsburgh, as well as any of our other pest control solutions, Spectrum Pest Control is here to answer your call and schedule an inspection today.