If you spot a beehive in your yard you may be tempted to deal with it yourself. Maybe you’re not worried about allergies or you think that honey bees aren’t too scary. This is almost always a bad idea. Instead, you should call the professional pest control experts at Action Pest Exterminating. We’ll safely handle the hive for you, so that you avoid stings or even legal trouble.
Keep Allergic People Away
First of all, make sure that anyone who is allergic is staying away from the hive. No matter what kind of stinging insect you’re dealing with, a few stings could be deadly for someone with the wrong allergy. Keep the kids out of the yard and don’t forget about your pets! Dogs and cats can actually be allergic to bees as well. If you don’t know if they’re allergic, keep them away from the yard if you want to avoid a potentially hefty vet bill.
Observe the Bees
You should also observe the bees and see what they’re doing. Where are they gathering? Are they coming inside the house? How big is the hive and is it in a structure? Knowing more about what they’re doing and where they’re located can help a professional pest control team safely get rid of the hive.
Identify the Insects
If you can, try to identify what you’re dealing with. Taking a zoomed in picture can help you get a better look at the insects taking up residence in your yard, and even a recent smartphone can take a picture that’s high-quality enough to show you some identifying details. Knowing whether you’re dealing with honeybees or yellow jackets can help save everyone some time.
Don’t Try to Remove it Yourself
Again, we have to emphasize that you don’t attempt to remove this hive by yourself. There isn’t just the risk of injury from bee stings to be concerned about. If it’s a honeybee hive, these insects are considered endangered. Removing a hive and killing them is bad for the ecosystem. A pro can move them somewhere safe where they can continue to contribute to the environment, without taking up residence in your yard. If you decide to kill the bees with pesticides, you could actually run into legal trouble when using certain types. There’s just no reason to take this risk on your own.
Call in a Pro
After taking steps to keep your family safe and observing and identifying the insects, it’s time to call in a professional. We’ve outlined why removing the hive yourself could be dangerous or present a legal headache, so just let us take care of it for you. Call us at (704) 269-4162 and see how our bug control team can safely relocate honeybees and remove potentially dangerous stinging insects from your property.
Your Professional Bug Control Team in Midland, NC
So if you notice a hive in your yard, don’t delay Contact Action Pest Exterminating and know that you’re in good hands. Our bug control team will safely remove the hive from your yard, letting you enjoy your property safely for the rest of the season.