Wheeler's Bee Control and Hive Removal
Welcome to Wheeler's Bee Control. We service the Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego area. Wheeler's Pest control experts are in the business of bee removal and wasp removal. Wheeler's Pest Control has Licensed technician's and years of experience with any problems you have in regards to bees or wasps. Our goal is to give you the correct knowledge about bees so you can make a good desicion. We give advice, competitive pricing and immediate professional bee removal services. Call Wheeler's Pest Control Today!
Bee Extermination Facts
Are they honey bees or are they Africanized?
There are a number of insects that people call bees. Some are bees, some are wasps, but many of them are not honey bees.
Are they yellow jacket wasps?
- Yellow jackets are about the same size as honey bees. They are dark black and bright yellow, with clearly defined black and yellow bands.
Removing Bees in the walls
Bee removal from a wall is probably not something you want to do yourself. We recommend calling a professional. You want to get someone who has the equipment and experience to deal with bees, and do it right. Not all pest control operators will do all that we recommend here, and we think you are asking for trouble if you just have the bees killed and nothing else...
Ways of Getting Rid of Bees
Many insecticides can be used to Control bees, the principal problem is getting the material to the bees inside a cavity, with multiple wax combs forming further barriers to insecticide application. Sometimes holes are drilled in the wall to inject insecticide, sometimes it can be applied through the entrance that the bees use. Note that the use of insecticide will render any honey in the colony inedible.
Removing the nest
If the job ends with Controling the bees, you may have up to 10 pounds of dead bees, several more pounds of developing bee larvae, wax combs and up to 100 or so pounds of honey still inside. The rotting bees can smell pretty bad, and, with no bees to protect them, the combs may melt or fall. If this happens, honey will leak out and can seep out through your wallpaper and baseboards, and even between stories in a house. This is not good, and to avoid it you need to remove the dead bees and the nest. This almost always involves opening up the cavity (i.e. removing siding or wallboard) scraping out the mess, and then repairing the wall.
Do I have to do all that?
If you know for sure that a colony has moved into a cavity within the last 2 days, it will not have built much comb or stored much honey. In this situation you may get away with just killing the bees, hoping they don't smell too much, and carefully closing off all entrances to the cavity. Now what do you have? A wall full of decomposing bees' wax and honey soaked in chemicals. It is always better to do the full job above .If the bees have been in place more than a week you are asking for trouble not to open the cavity to remove the insect. You're just making a bad problem a lot worse if you don't.
Wheeler's Pest Control Orange County, San Diego, & Los Angeles CA. 877-595-2847