Photo courtesy of USDA

Photo courtesy of USDA

3 Really Good Reasons to Evict Honey Bees.

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control customers report that bees are swarming. Many homeowners who notice honey bees swarming near house eves or chimneys know that honey bees are important pollinators and they don’t want to harm the honey bees. What these homeowners may not realize is that honey bees make very bad roommates. Here are three really good reasons to relocate honey bees away from your house ASAP. Notice we said “relocate.” Thrasher Termite & Pest Control makes honey bee eradication a last resort. Our first choice is to always work with the homeowner and a bee keeper to relocate the hive. But relocate or removal is a must–here’s why:

1. Honey in Your Walls

You may not see it, but when honey bees build a hive inside the walls of your home, they’ll do that thing that bees do and make honey. Lots and lots of honey. Honey attracts rats and other pests. It can ferment, smell, and make wood framing a sticky mess that is very costly to clean up. Honey bees do not belong in the walls of your house!

2. Bee Safe

Unless you’re allergic, honey bees don’t pose a life threatening problem; however, living in very close proximity–as in sharing a house with honey bees–is a recipe for one or many unpleasant encounters. Be safe and defuse the situation by having the hive relocated. Also, if you reside in Southern California, Africanized honey bees are a real threat to your health. These aggressive bees must be removed. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is a participant of the Africanized Honey Bee Certification for Structural and Agricultural Pest Control Operators. Africanized Honey Bees.certified

3. Happier in a Hive

Honey bees will be better off someplace were they won’t be disturbed. Because you WILL disturb them. Trust us. What may begin as a sweet experiment, cohabitation with buzzing bees will wear thin and you’ll be desperate to be rid of the honey bees in your walls. By then it will be much more difficult and destructive to the bees to attempt relocation.

Call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control at the first sign of bee trouble. We’ll assist in connecting you with the best resources to deal with your honey bee problem.

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