How Bad Is It To Have Bees On My Gilbert Property?
It depends on a few important factors. Let's break them down one at a time and discuss how each can impact the safety of everyone on your property.
- A common bee in Gilbert is the carpenter bee. If you see these big, furry-looking bees with their black shiny abdomens flying around on your property, you aren't in danger. Carpenter bees are mostly docile, even when you go near a nesting site. Being a solitary bee species, carpenter bees don't gather in swarms to defend their nests.
- Honey bees and Africanized honey bees can present a threat when they create a nest (called a hive) on your property. They will create these hives inside voids within your home, in structures on your property, or in trees. It is best to address these hives quickly as all honey bees have a nest-protection instinct and will gather in a swarm.
- Sometimes honey bees are just passing through. If you see lots of honey bees in your yard, they may be migrating from one location to another. If so, your problem will correct itself. Those bees are going to move on.
When you see bee activity in your yard, remember that Green Home Pest Control can help you with bee identification. Our technicians are trained to identify all the species of stinging insects we have in our area, locate nesting sites, and humanely address honey bee infestations.
Will Pest Control Get Rid Of Bees?
What happens after a beehive is removed? Will another queen move in and start another infestation? Will you still see bee activity on your property? Does pest control stop bee infestations? When you select the right pest control provider, you get control of bees.
At Green Home Pest Control, safe bee rescue and relocation are only the beginning. We provide comprehensive bee removal services to address the conditions associated with bee infestations.
- We remove the honeycomb.
- We clean up the area where the hive and the honeycomb were found.
- We repair the nesting area so that it cannot be accessed again by other honey bees.
- We make suggestions to help you address other potential vulnerabilities on your property that can put you at risk for future infestations.
It is possible to get rid of bees and keep bees from infesting your Gilbert property. Reach out to us if you need assistance.
How To Beat The Infestation Of Bees In Gilbert
If you haven't had to deal with a bee infestation yet, we have some good news. There are steps you can take to prevent bee infestations. Here are the best suggestions from our on-staff bee expert:
- Use a caulking gun to seal entry points in the exterior of all the structures on your property.
- Use a screen material to protect vents.
- Fill in voids with a foam material.
- Address weed problems in your yard. All those tiny flowers that appear on weeds offer bees a food source.
- Address moisture problems, such as perimeter saturation caused by a gutter break. Bees need water as much as they need nectar.
- Remove objects from your yard that capture rainwater.
These tips are all-natural and often all that is needed to persuade Africanized honey bees to go somewhere else. If more control is needed, we recommend getting a year-round pest control service for your home or commercial property. Routine perimeter treatments can repel bees and reduce your chances of having a bee infestation on your property.
Bees In Gilbert: What's Stinging This Summer?
There are only a few flying insects that will come into your yard and sting you. Let's take a quick look at each.
- The most common bees we see are carpenter bees, which are a minimal stinging hazard. However, these solitary bees are a threat to property as they create circular tunnels in untreated and unpainted wood.
- Bumblebees in Gilbert are somewhat common and not bees to be trifled with. Carpenter bees and bumblebees have a similar fat and furry appearance. Unfortunately, bumblebees are far more prone to sting than carpenter bees and the sting of a Sonoran bumble bee is quite painful.
- Paper wasps are common social wasps that create paper-like aerial nests in sheltered locations. These insects swarm and sting when protecting their nests.
- Africanized honey bees (also referred to as killer bees) are aggressive bees that should be approached with caution.
- Honey bees are not aggressive but they will defend their queen is threatened.
- The cicada killer wasp sounds scary, but it is actually more of a lawn pest than a stinging hazard. These two-inch long wasps burrow in the ground and excavate a large amount of soil.
- Another large wasp is the tarantula hawk wasp. While considered a docile wasp, it can sting by accident or when agitated. The sting is very unpleasant, to say the least.
Get protection from all of the different types of stinging insects of summer by connecting with us here at Green Home Pest Control. We provide your property with the layers of protection you need to guard against stinging pest threats and other harmful pests. Call today for pest control in Gilbert, AZ.