Houston Bee Removal

About Houston Bee Removal

In the sweltering climate of Texas, some things are inevitable, from problem sweating to dehydration to any number of problems associated with excessive heat, particularly during the summer months. One particular problem of the Texas summer is the thriving colonies of insects that, like clockwork, emerged from hibernation and swarm all over the state. Some of these insects are more dire than others; fire ants and killer bees, both invasive species, are threats to the environment and at times humans. Others, such as wasps and ground hornets, are less dangerous but their stings can still be incredibly painful and a potential safety threat if they have established a large enough colony.

One insect problem of the summer is a bit more complex. Honey bees are less aggressive than wasps and hornets and benefit the environment by spreading the pollen of local plants, yet they are undeniably a pest and are nothing but trouble when they set up a hive inside a house or a yard. Poisoning these bees like common pests is, to put it bluntly, a very bad idea; the dead bees will decompose and their corpses and hive will attract other, less pleasant pests, while the honey and wax will decay from heat and other vermin, causing it to seep through wood and sheetrock alike causing terrible staining and sometimes even serious property damage if the hive was large enough to strain the structure. While this makes simply killing a hive of honey bees a bad idea, few pest companies will remove the honey bees and their hive.

Fortunately, in the Houston, Texas area, there is help available. There are Houston bee removal services that will remove honey bees from structures for a fee while taking as much of the hive and as many bees as possible away from the structure and moving them to outdoor bee farms where they can be put to good, productive use making honey. The method by which Houston bee removal experts extract bees and their hive are varied depending on where the bees have established a colony. Bees generally set up hives in unoccupied, dry areas, at least somewhat protect from hot winds and the cold. Non-insulated walls, hollowed out trees and floor joists are the most frequent cavities where honey bees set up shop. Attics are uncommon hive locations as they are often too hot for honey bees. This is the same reason honey bees seldom create hives in south facing walls; conversely, overhanging eaves on north and east facing walls where there is adequate shade are favored by honey bees.

Few if any use chemicals in their work as that may damage the hives or the bees which can then be turned into a profitable colony of worker bees. They are not pest control companies and they do not work for free despite profiting from the bees, but they do know what they are doing, and strive to be professional and efficient when removing bee hives from properties where they are not wanted.

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