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How To Get Rid of Bees

Bees are generally beneficial to the environment, but they will aggressively defend their nests and will swarm a person who accidentally disturbs a nest.

It is always advisable that when you have a bee problem to contact a professional to have them removed. Rentokil Steritech technicians have the right equipment and training to safely remove the nests to limit the potential for stings. Rentokil Steritech bee removal methods are in compliance with state and local laws governing the handling of bees.

Bee Removal Process

Rentokil Steritech technicians will consult with you about the bee problem and do the following:

  • Confirm the insects that you are seeing are really bees. If they are wasps or hornets, that could present additional problems and require different equipment and protection.

  • Find where the bees are nesting. To get rid of bees, it is crucial that all nests on the property are identified. If bees are getting into your home, the Rentokil Steritech technician will determine which access points need to be sealed to stop the infestation.

  • Use the right tools and equipment to remove the nests. If a nest must be treated, technicians will wear a specialized covering for safety and use tools like bee poles to remove nests from a greater distance to prevent swarming.

We will do all we can to protect you, your family and neighbours during the bee removal process.

Rentokil Steritech will only remove a bee nest if the bees are posing a real threat to people.

Bee Prevention

There are things that you can do around your home and property that will go a long way toward preventing bees from setting up their nests near your family. These include:

  • Sealing up cracks and potential entry points. Bees are opportunistic and will try to find a place where they can build a nest and not be disturbed. Use durable materials like metal screens and caulking to keep them from getting inside. Seal up cracks in the siding and roof so they can't access and start building a nest.

  • Remove any old honeycombs and materials from prior nests. Honey bees might still be able to detect pheromones left behind and could end up coming back and setting up a new nest.

  • Get rid of clutter around the yard. Piles of wood, old appliances, lawn mowers and other equipment can all make very attractive locations for bees.

Unfortunately, practicing the above prevention tips may not entirely prevent a bee infestation. It's best to keep an eye out for an increased bee presence, the next step should be to call in the bee control professionals to remove the nest before it gets too big.

The Bee Removal Specialists

At Rentokil Steritech, our technicians are constantly trained in the latest bee control, removal and prevention techniques. We will identify the location of the nest and what kind of stinging insects you have on your property. We will then make sure that our removal efforts are effective.

Call us at 1-877-690-2115 to speak to a live pest expert or use the online form to schedule an initial consultation.