Africanized Honey Bees & Other Bees

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Africanized Honey Bees.certifiedThrasher Termite & Pest Control’s San Diego Branch is a participant of the Africanized Honey Bee Certification for Structural and Agricultural Pest Control Operators.

What to do if You are Attacked by Bees

We Control Africanized Honey Bees and Other Bees

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is expert in dealing with bees and other stinging insects. Our Bee Control technicians are fully trained to deal with bees. In Southern California where Africanized honey bees are a problem, our technicians are trained in dealing specifically with this dangerous and aggressive pest. Please do not attempt to remove bees or bee hives without the proper equipment and experience. Call us immediately.

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. has been protecting California residents from bees and other stinging insects for more than 30 years. We have the training and experience to get the job done right.

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Bee Removal is NOT A Do It Yourself Project –

We offer professional bee removal with proper equipment and procedures to provide safe areas for work and play. Our removal methods are effective and guaranteed.

The answer to most bee problems isn’t solved by simply removing the bees. Removing the bees only creates an opening for the same problem to occur. Our objective in bee control is to, of course, remove the existing infestation but also prevent it from happening again. Bee control should be a multi-step process: inspecting, removing, cleaning, and proofing. Without proper proofing the problem may reoccur causing an ongoing bee problem.

Garrett Thrasher shares information about Africanized honey bees during a news report on a fatal bee sting incident.

Corrective Services

Swarm Control

  • Quickly kill bees.
  • Leave the area free of foragers.

Nest Elimination

  • Fast acting methods and professionally trained staff.
  • Eliminates the colony and prevents dangerous bee situations.

Comb Removal

  • Removal of combs and bees from established nest sites.
  • Access voids in structures.
  • Disinfect nest area to prevent scavenger pets.
  • Apply repellant to discourage new colony relocation.

Preventive Services

Property Survey

  • Determine location of bee activity and nests.
  • Identify potential problems.
  • Bee proof susceptible structures.

Swarm Trap Service
(professional monitoring prevents
establishment of dangerous colonies)

  • Install artificial cavities (cone style trap is made from recycled wood pulp).
  • Attracts and eliminates scout bees which lead the swarm to potential nests.

Bee Proofing

  • Seal cracks and openings in walls, foundation and roof.
  • Fill or screen holes in trees, structures or block walls.
  • Screen attic vents, irrigation boxes, and water meter box holes.
  • Remove trash or debris that might shelter honey bees.
  • Fill or cover animal burrows.

Africanized Honey Bees

Wild Wednesday: Native Bees

Most native bees are solitary--they don't build hives and each female is responsible for raising her own brood. This native bee is collecting pollen from another California native, Achillea millefolium californica 'Island Pink.' (Also known [...]

Wild Wednesday: Honey Bee

Western Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) are very active on these hot days of summer. This busy bee is collecting pollen from a pink mallow.

Wild Wednesday: Black Faced Bumblebee

We found this beauty in a local garden. The black faced bumblebee (Bombus californicus) is not aggressive. They are far more interested in collecting nectar and pollen than in you! In gardens, bumblebees tend to [...]

When Honey Bees Buzz Your House

Protect honey bees and your house by ensuring they build their hive elsewhere. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is committed to protecting honey bees. Whenever possible we call upon our beekeeper associates, such as Doug [...]