How far will you travel to do a bee removal?
We currently service the entire Phoenix Metropolitan area. We also have a 30 to 90-minute response time from your initial call to us arriving at your door. Feel free to give us a call at 602-494-2526 for more details or to discuss your current situation.
Do you accept all credit cards?
Yes. We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Why did the bees pick my house?
Bees are interested in spaces they feel will provide protection. These spaces include, but are not limited to; chimneys, wall voids, attics, crawl spaces, barbeques, irrigation valve boxes, trees and bushes, and even debris that create a nice living space for bees.
I was in the yard behind my home and noticed a huge cluster of bees in a tree. I’m afraid that they are going to attack my family and pets. What should I do?
You’ve encountered a queen that has broken off from an established hive and took a fair amount (1,000-5,000) of bees with her. We suggest calling us at 602-494-2526 to take care of this problem immediately, before it becomes a bigger issue. These bees will most likely attack if they’re provoked, whether it’s by you, a barking dog, screaming children, or a truck backfiring. The bees are also looking to make a permanent home which could potentially be in a tree or bush by your home, or under your shed, grill, spa, or worst of all, your attic or walls.
What are the bees doing?
Typically, a new beehive consists of 4,000 to 6,000 bees. They can choose their location and move into a structure in as little as 15 minutes. After they move in, about 10-25 bees will travel to and from the location throughout the day. These bees are called worker bees. It’s their job to forage for food for the rest of the hive. Upon their return to the hive, they are filled with nectar and are carrying pollen, which are their building materials to make honeycomb and grow their hive.
Bees start working the same day they move into their new home. A new beehive can start to build anywhere from half a pound to a pound of honeycomb per day. Therefore, it’s important to get bee infestations taken care of as soon as possible to limit the amount of honeycomb produced so that structural removals and repairs are not necessary. After just one week, the bees will have built enough honeycombs to create other problems for the structure. Some of these problems include; melted honey which causes noticeable stains and structural damages, wax moths, ants and rodents coming to feed on the honey and establish nests nearby, and more bee hives developing because they can smell the honey and assume it is a safe place to live.
Can I just plug up the hole and suffocate them?
If the entrance hole is plugged, bees will look for another exit. They may find another way to escape or enter your living quarters through gaps in baseboards, electrical outlets, or vents. However, if you do succeed in trapping the bees in the wall, the hive will begin to smell and the honey could potentially start seeping out of the structure.
Will the bees eventually leave on their own?
No. If left alone, the bees will just continue working, accumulating more honey and laying more eggs. Eventually, the beehive can grow to be hundreds of pounds and house thousands of bees. Soon the hive will get so big that the original queen will not be able to communicate with every bee in the hive. In this case, the bees will lay a new queen. The new queen will leave the hive and take a portion of the bees with her. During the split, a lot of swarming activity takes place. Typically, the new hive is located close to the old hive.
How do you make sure all the bees are gone?
After the bee removal process, we treat the area with a residual insecticide that will eradicate the bees over the following days. If there is, please call us at 602-494-2526.
Are the bees Africanized?
It’s very had to tell without seeing the hive. We treat every hive like it is Africanized to ensure your safety as well as our own. There are reports that state that up to 90% of the bees we come across are Africanized.
Why do I have to get the honey out?
If the honey isn’t removed, the pheromones, or scents of the old queen will last inside of your home and a colony will return again in the future. The only way to truly get rid of the problem is to remove the hive.
Are you open on Sunday?
We are open every day of the week. Call now for prompt service.
Can I eat the honey?
No, we don’t know where the bees have been foraging and it could have pesticides the plants they’re pollinating on.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we do take all credit cards besides American Express.
Is this covered by my homeowners insurance?
The true answer is we don’t know. Sometimes customers are able to get their homeowners insurance to cover it and we will provide any documentation of the job that you may need.
Are you hiring?
We might be! Send your resume to email@example.com and we will take a look.