Bee Removal Memphis is your local source for all information and services relating to bee or wasp issues. Our Beekeepers and Bee Removal Professionals have over 25 yrs of working experience in bee removal. We exclusively work in Memphis and the surrounding areas, so we know the area as well as the bees and wasps that also call this area home.
So, you’ve found bees in your tree, walls or out buildings. Now what? You and the bees can’t all stay there together. Regardless of your generous feelings about bees, it is hard to share your living, work or recreational space with thousands of buzzing, stinging insects. There are quite a few things you need to know about these new guests. Although it may appear as if there are “only a few” of them, this is never the reality of a bee infestation.
The first sign of a bee problem will occur when a swarm arrives. A swarm of bees will consist of hundreds or thousands of bees, all bunched up together, often in the shape of a ball or man’s beard. It will be affixed to a structure or overhang and be visible from the outside of the area. This swarm is simply a group of homeless bees, travelling or resting while searching for a space suitable to create their hive. While not specifically dangerous, a swarm will form an organized attack against anything, or anybody, they feel is a threat. It is very important to keep your distance from a swarm of bees.
Unless you happened to catch sight of this swarm upon arrival, the next likely sighting of bees may just be the sight of a few bees going in and out of a crack or gap into a structure. This represents that a colony (or family) of bees have formed a hive within that space and all live there together. A colony of bees is oftentimes hidden within a space which makes their numbers impossible to guess, but will likely be tens of thousands. These bees are far more likely to behave in an aggressive way as they are protecting their established hive complete with eggs and work product (honey). It is important to have these bees removed as soon as possible to avoid a much larger problem.
Regardless of the bees being in a swarm or part of an established colony, they will always fiercely protect the queen in their midst. It is never advisable to approach or disturb any group of bees unless you have the experience and safety gear to protect yourself. Before you attempt to tackle this problem on your own, please call us for expert advice regarding your options for removal. This advice, and all estimates, are expertly given and free of charge. Please call us before you endanger your own or the bees’ safety.
We work throughout Memphis to relocate honey bees and in addition offer eradication of undesired or pest bees, Killer (Africanized) Bees Yellow Jackets, Wasps, plus Hornets. Our team of bee removal professionals is made up of Beekeepers, as well as certified bee exterminators and expert carpenters to aid in hive removals from structures. There is no bee or wasp infestation that our team cannot address. From your first inquiry, to your bee service and throughout our excellent warranty period, you are assured of dealing with only the best experts in the field. We guarantee to your complete satisfaction.
How do I find the right bee removal company? Here are some important questions to ask.
1. Do you have experience removing bees from a wall?
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
2. What is the process of removing bees from a wall?
An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees with an infrared camera, use a smoker to calm the bees, use a bee vacuum and other professional tools to remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.
3. Do you have pictures of honeybee removals from walls?
Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.
4.How long have you been a beekeeper?
Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.
5. How long have you been in business?
Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.
6. Do you have references?
A reputable bee removal company will have good ratings online on platforms such as Google. Be wary of businesses that have too few good reviews. Itâ€™s not unusual for novice companies to ask friends and family to create favorable reviews.
7. Do you guarantee your work?
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
8. Do you have insurance?
Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workmanâ€™s compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.
4 How to Get Rid of Bees – Do’s and Dont’s.
DO call a professional immediately.
This is the single most important step of bee removal! If you have a bee problem, it’s imperative that you use a professional bee removal expert to fix the situation for you. Their experience, knowledge and skills enable them to effectively remove the bees, quickly and safely, ensuring that no one gets hurt…