Bees species vary greatly. The most common bees are bumblebees, tree bees, masonry bees and honey bees.
We do not treat Honey bees as they usually swarm for up to two days on a tree, building or fence and will eventually move on. Occasionally they set up home in chimneys or wall cavities which makes them inaccessible, therefore we advise that they be left alone to continue their seasonal cycle.
Contrary to popular belief, Bees are not protected by any UK law.
However, we do follow industry codes of conduct for determining eradication and the safest methods if bees have taken up residence with danger or risk to people.
They only sting if they feel threatened. Bees are more docile than Wasps.
Bees are good pollinators, good for the environment and if they are not causing you a problem we usually advise them to be left alone.
WHAT are the signs?
Large numbers of bees in or around your property
Multiple bees in your house or at the windows
Numerous Bees entering under you fascia boards or eaves.
Multiple bees entering and leaving holes in brickwork.
Bees in the loft or a nest found.
WHERE are they found?
Nests are predominantly found under the eaves of your roof, behind fascia boards or under windows, holes within brickwork, in or under sheds and in shrubs or trees however this varies depending on the species.
WHEN do they cause a problem?
Queen Bees species start to emerge and build their nests as early as a warm March. Some Masonry and Bumble Bee/Tree Bee species nests peak around the summer around May/June/July time.
Honey Bees, tend to swarm at the middle to end of summer and can be gathered in the thousands on a nearby fence or tree before building and settling into a new nest.
WHO can guarantee to deal with or eradicate Bees?...
...A Quick Kill Pest Control!
HOW do we get rid of Bees?
Firstly, we always advise bees of all species are left alone if they are not a threat or nuisance to you or your family or haven't taken up residence in the fabric of the property of which you live or work. No species of bees are protected by UK Law, this is a common myth. They are however viewed with great fondness as they are great pollinators and their positive affect on the environment.
If they are an issue, we can treat the nest. This gets to work immediately and the nest is usually fully eradicated within 48 hours.
We also GUARANTEE to eradicate Bees (if necessary).
If you suspect you have a feral honey bee nest or a swarm, we advise either leaving them alone until they leave (usually within two days) or contacting a local beekeeper through the beekeepers association.
For more advice or to book, call us on 01902 470533.