Guaranteed Bee removal and honey comb removal services and wasp removal are available In metro Phoenix and the surrounding cities only.
* 60 Day Guarantee is good if access points are sealed up within 7 - 10 days
KILLER (AHB) BEES HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO FOLLOW OR CHASE SOMEONE OVER A 1/4 MILE AND YOU CAN NOT OUT RUN THEM !
EXPERTS AGREE THAT THE BEST METHOD OF ESCAPING AN ATTACK IS TO COVER YOUR HEAD AND RUN FOR COVER GET INSIDE A CAR, HOUSE OR SOMEPLACE THAT THE BEES CAN'T GET INTO - DON'T JUMP INTO A POOL OR STAND AND SWAT AT THE BEES - JUST RUN.
USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson
Bee Removal services are offered in: Anthem, Avondale, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Gilbert, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City Grand, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Cave Creek, Queen Creek, El Mirage, Youngtown, Sun City West, Buckeye, Guadalupe, Fountain Hills, Carefree. Arizona
Phoenix Arizona Bee Removal, Killer Bee & Wasp Removal Specialists
DANGER -- DO NOT TRY TO DESTROY EUROPEAN OR AFRICANIZED "killer" BEES ON YOUR OWN YOU MAY BE PUTTING YOUR LIFE AT RISK.
OH MY GOSH - Have you just come home from work and discovered a clump of bees the size of a football on a tree in your yard or even on the side of your house that wasn't there when you left ?
That is what's called a feral swarm of bees that is most likely just passing through as the old queen bee and some workers are out looking for a new home, these type of swarms will generally move on in about 24 - 72 hours as long as they are not going into a wall void or hollow space - if they are going into a void that will most likely be the new home for the bees and the new swarm should be treated right away. If you can wait the clump of bees out and the location is not some where that is a danger to anyone the bees will generally move on in 24 - 72 hours after they have had time to locate a new void or hollow space to set up the new hive.
If the bees are going into a wall void or hollow space call us immediately at 602-942-6550 or 480-969-2337 before the problem gets worst and the bees set up housekeeping around your home.
What generally happens after our bee treatment -
If we have just performed a bee removal or treatment service for you we would tell you that you may expect that some bee activity could continue for the next 24 to 72 hours as returning bees come home and find the hive has been treated or is gone. A common occurrence is that you may even find that the bees are not going into the treated opening but are collecting on the side of a wall or bush near the treated opening or site in what some people describe as a softball size clump of bees. Please call us after the 48 - 72 hours if after that time, you still have bee activity.
Most of the products that we use for bee control or removal are generally low or non-toxic to humans and animals and are usually not harmful to your property.
There may be an opening that the bees originally entered through like a hole in the soffit. This needs to be sealed on the outside after the bees have left or died off. We can do this at an additional charge, but it is usually simple for the homeowner to do themselves with some caulking.
It is possible for another swarm to move into some other area of your property at any time, however it is unusual for a residential property to have a frequent reoccurring problem with bees unless the property is near a wash or the open desert. Sometimes residual honeycomb in the wall can attract more bees, or the honey can melt creating damage to the wall or drywall.
Most bees swarms are removed in time, but if needed, we can perform a honey comb removal service at an additional charge after the bees are completely gone. Some locations that we need to do a tear out of the wall may require you to arrange for restoring the wall and retexturing.
Africanized Bees in many cases require treatment after dark to remove or stop the threat of attack. Bees are much calmer at night and it is safer for the surrounding inhabitants and pets.
EUROPEAN HONEYBEES are what you are use to seeing when you think of
bees. They live in colonies made of wax. They can last for many years at a
single nest site, becoming semi-dormant during the winter months. They feed on
nectar and pollen. Bees are an extremely important and beneficial insect due to
its production of honey and other products, as well as pollination of most plants.
However, when bees nest inside of a wall or are creating a threat to humans or
animals, unfortunately the only route is destruction in most cases.
AFRICANIZED HONEYBEES (popularly known as "killer bees") are not something to take lightly. Looking just like our domestic honeybee, their behavior is quite different. They frequently attack people and animals who unwarily stray into the territory they defend around their nests. Unforeseen stinging attacks have sometimes resulted in serious injury or death. Though their venom is no more potent than that of our common European Honeybee, Africanized Bees respond in greater numbers and pursue intruders for greater distances. Also, disturbed colonies may remain agitated for as long as 24 hours. Any person or animal in the patrolled area is vulnerable. The nest itself need not be disturbed. Africanized Bees have responded ferociously to everyday occurrences such as vibrations generated by passing vehicles, power equipment and even foot traffic, many landscapers discover the bees when they do the yard work using mowers and blowers which create noise and vibrations.
A little history on
Africanized honey bees (AHB) they
were first discovered in Arizona when a colony, established in the roof of a
Tucson house, stung a small dog to death on 6 June 1993. Experienced
beekeepers and federal and state scientists who examined the remains of the
colony suggested the colony was between 4 and 8 months old, placing its
arrival into the state possibly as early as October, 1992. This was the
second state in the U.S., after Texas, to confirm the natural spread from
Mexico of this non-native species.
USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson:
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT DOCTORS
- THIS IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT MEANT TO
TAKE THE PLACE OF COMMON SENSE OR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE.
RULE OF THUMB
- 10 stings per pound of body weight - CALL FOR HELP & SEE A DOCTOR NOW !!
you could be in danger of
death as your different organs could start to shut down because of the bee
venom, people have died from far less stings. Small children and the
elderly are the most likely people to have a problem with multiply stings.
EXPERTS AGREE THAT THE BEST METHOD OF ESCAPING AN ATTACK IS TO COVER YOUR HEAD AND RUN FOR COVER, GET INSIDE A CAR, HOUSE OR SOMEPLACE THAT THE BEES CAN'T GET INTO - DON'T JUMP INTO A POOL OR STAND AND SWAT AT THE BEES - JUST RUN, THIS IS NOT MACHO MAN TIME !!
How honey bees establish colonies.
Honey bees are very social creatures that live in hives of up to 60,000 individuals. At certain times of the year like several weeks after it rains and the flowers start to bloom, the old queen will take part of the colony with her and separate from the new queen and the rest of the hive to fly out and look for a new home.
While on the move, this group of bees are called a swarm. The swarming bees sometimes rest in a large clump or group out in the open somewhere like on a wall or on a bush, tree branch, eaves of a home or even a car for 24 - 72 hours which is what a lot of people find when they come home from work and find a softball or football size clumps of bees around their home. Generally if the bees are in the open they will move on in 24 - 72 hours unless they found some place they can get the swarm moved into.
Once bees find a suitable place to live, the bees will begin to build rather quickly a multi-celled structure called a comb.Any established colony of bees with comb and brood is much more defensive than a swarm that is just moving through looking for a home. Africanized and European honey bees both will defend their hive, but Africanized bees will do it much more aggressively and in greater numbers even chasing you 1/4 mile for the hive before giving up.
Sometimes an entire hive of bees will leave or abandon an established hive which is called absconding which you may have read articles about called colony collapse where bee just leave the hive for no reason that we know of.
2. How to prevent honey bee colonies.
. Honey bees require three things in order to survive: food source, nearby constant water source and some type of shelter.
Honey bees use nectar and pollen from flowers as food. Honey bees will visit swimming pools, fountains, pet dishes or even livestock watering troths to drink water and also to gather water to take back to the hive.
Bees will nest in a wide variety of locations, such as animal burrows, overturned flower pots, cavities in saguaros, trees or rocks, irrigation valve boxes, drainage tiles, discarded automobile parts, old appliances, and yes in walls of homes.
Bee can enter openings as small as 3/16-inch in diameter as long as there is a suitable-sized cavity for building a comb behind or inside the opening.
A. Eliminate shelter.To prevent bees you will need to be vigilant for potential nesting sites.
B. Monitor water sources.
Sometimes adding about 2 tablespoons of vinegar per gallon of water helps to discourage bees from using your pet water or birdbaths.
Cover or drain above ground pools or hot tubs when not in use.
Removing flowers as a source of food is generally not effective nor recommended.
Individual bees gathering pollen and nectar from flowers should be left alone. Bees are very important to all of us because they pollinate many flowers and plants including most food crops such as citrus. Bees and other insect pollinators account for more than a third of our daily diet and without them life would be very different and food would cost a lot more than it does now.
C. Inspect your home and yard regularly for signs of and bee activity.
If and when you should find an established bee colony around your home or property, move away from it and donít panic, but also don't ignore this potentially serious problem either.
Colonies of bees that have recently swarmed are generally docile at first, but over time may become much more defensive as time goes on and as they start to have something to defend like their hive. You should have any colonies or hives around your home or business removed ASAP. Be sure to keep any pets, children or neighbors away form the hive until it can be removed.
Never try to remove a bee colony yourself!
Call Arizona Wings N' Stings immediately at 602-942 -6550
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