DO NOT attempt to eradicate the swarming bees, unless you have the complete range of protective equipment and professional bee control knowledge essential in the circumstances.
RECOMMENDED Best Pest Control Practice: Due to the dangers surrounding the eradication of bees, it is recommended that a professional pest management firm be consulted when honey bee are encountered in a structure. Bees are beneficial insects and sometimes a bee swarm can be removed by a skilled bee keeper without having to rely on destroying the bees.
A professional pest control service for bees can eradicate a swarming hive of bees, using the safer more effective synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. Additional work however, may be required to eliminate the honey and honey combs that may be present once the bee are removed or eliminated.
Pest Control Auckland are professionals when it comes to identifying the problem, removing the bees and removing bee hives. Bee Control is what we do. With rising concerns of the Africanized bee (killer bee) more people are now looking to control their bee problems rather than avoiding them. Unlike other bee control companies who only kill the bees but don’t fully solve the problem; We find the hive, remove the bees, remove the hive and prevent future infestations of the area. That is true bee control! Pest Control Auckland “bee control” will keep those bees from causing any more nuisance or damage.
There are three major steps to follow in completely controlling bees. If a bee control company does not offer one of these three, then they are risking damage to your home as well as harm to you. First we locate the bees and eliminate them. Once eliminated we remove the dead bees, honey, and honey comb or hive. Next, Cleaning and proofing the area of bees is important to prevent future infestations of either bees or other pests attracted to the honey.
Pest Control Auckland goal is to make sure you don’t have the same problem again. If you have been calling a company repeatedly for the same problem it is time to call us and get rid your bee problem once and for all.
Honey bees may establish a nest inside the wall of the house or other building causing a nuisance, a health hazard and a serious threat to the structure. However, not all “bees” that nest in the wall are honey bees. It is much more likely that the insects that look and behave like honey bees and are nesting inside the house wall or foundation are yellowjacket wasps. It is easy to confuse the two insects so careful examination rather than assumption based on distant observation is essential.
Honey bees and yellowjackets are nearly identical in size, shape, general appearance and behavior. Color is the easiest distinguishing characteristic. Honey bees are fuzzy and golden brown. Yellowjackets are shiny and lemon yellow with black markings.
Honey bee colonies in wall or attic voids are a much more serious problem than yellowjacket wasps. Yellowjacket colonies are annual and the wasps will disappear in the winter with or without treatment. Honey bee nests may last for many years without treatment and will contain honey stored inside the walls. Honey can ruin walls and ceilings if not controlled and removed properly.
Salvaging honey bee colonies from wall voids is usually not practical, therefore extermination is recommended. Wild honey bees are of very little or no value to a professional bee keeper as they are often heavily infested with parasites and diseases.
Most bees found in Auckland are earnest, hard working types who much prefer the joys of simple labor to swaggering around like a schoolyard bully looking for people to intimidate.
Having their work interrupted or their flight path blocked by a hysterical human flailing away like a windmill is not their idea of a good time. It may frighten or irritate them into stinging whoever is doing the flailing.
European bees for the most part are not a threat unless aggravated. Aggravation will occur if they feel their hive is in danger. Unlike the European honey bee, the Africanized bee does not need an excuse to attack. They protect their hive and queen at a larger radius. Again unlike the European honey bee, the Africanized bee may pursue intruders for up to a mile and remain aggravated for up to 24 hours.
The most common stinging bee in Auckland is the honey bee; introduced into this country from Europe in the 18th century. The stinger, resembles a hypodermic needle with barbs, is used to inject a mixture of alkali venom and acid into the skin. The alkali venom contains several kinds of proteins and enzymes which are believed to cause allergic reactions of varying degrees in humans. Sting reactions, which may increase with succeeding stings, include:
Bees are a common problem during summer. Often when the commercial honey bee seeks to establish a new hive inside a wall cavity of either a residential or commercial premises.
A swarm of bees can be extremely aggressive and can be known to attack a person in such large numbers causing death. Also known to carry a highly toxic venom;injected directly into the victim’s bloodstream; thereby inflicting a hideous swelling of the skin, particularly of children and people with fair complexions.
In some cases, death may arise to people allergic to the bee venom or bitten by the swarm of bees in large numbers.
More severe reactions may include cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, shock or loss of consciousness. Symptoms generally appear within a few minutes following a sting, although they can be delayed for up to 24 hours. Stings near the eyes, nose and throat are the most dangerous. For severe reactions, seek medical assistance immediately. Bee control treatments should be done asap.
When stung by a bee, the stinger needs to be removed as quickly as possible. Removing the sting improperly will make the sting worse. The proper way is to scrape the stinger out with a clean fingernail or knife. Pulling or squeezing the stinger will only pump more venom into the wound.
Clean the stung area with soap and water, and/or with an antiseptic. For people known to have severe reactions and are stung on either the arms or legs; applying a tourniquet between the wound and the heart will prevent the rapid spread of venom. Release the tourniquet every three to five minutes until medical help is available. Call Pest Control Auckland on 0800 199 399
Killer bees are dangerous despite the new name. They will attack anything moving within 100 yards of their nest without provocation, and will chase a running target much farther than less excitable varieties of bees. Bee control treatments should be done asap.
In appearance, killer bees resemble any other honey bee. It’s their attitude that sets them apart.
Bees can also be affected by the type of clothing people wear. for reasons unknown. Rough and dark clothing of wool or leather irritates them, which is why professional bee keepers wear light colored, smooth textured clothes when tending to their hives. Some perfumes also aggravate bees, which will attack a moving target faster than they will an immobile one. Running or swatting at them only increases the chances of a sting. Bee control treatments should be done as soon as possible.
So when a bee draws near, try to relax. It will probably lose interest in you once it finds out you are not a gladiola – or an enemy.
Treat nests in walls by injecting an insecticide bee control product in the nest entrance during the night. Wear protective clothing and approach the nest with caution. Do not shine your flashlight directly into the nest opening. Dispense several puffs of dust into the bee nest opening using a hand duster or an empty, soft plastic bottle. Place no more than 2 tablespoons of insecticide dust into a dry, empty liquid detergent bottle. Shake lightly, hold the bottle to the nest opening and squeeze firmly.
Bee control will usually be achieved within a few days. Retreat after 2 or 3 days if necessary. Don’t plug a nest opening in a house wall until one is certain all activity within the nest has stopped. “Wasp and hornet” aerosol sprays may not provide effective control of honey bee nests inside walls; depending on how far the nest is from the nest opening. Auckland Steam n Dry guarantee bee control service treatments. Kill bees areas North Shore, East, West, South Auckland City.