Bee Exterminator Los Angeles
The weather in and around Los Angeles is famously delightful, and with summer on its way- things are about to get even more delightful, especially if you’re a bee. Bees love the warm weather that’s characteristic of this area. That means, when the sun is out, so are the bees.
Most people find bees to be charming, or at least interesting, and they are very important to the food chain and as key pollinators for flowering plants. So, most of the time it’s best to let them be. However, there are some circumstances in which it’s best to remove a beehive. For example, if the hive is attached to or is inside your house, or if the bee colony is near an area where children play, where people frequently congregate, or where curious pets may go then it needs to be removed. Of course, if someone who is allergic to bees may come into contact with the nest or its inhabitants, then the hive should be removed.
When it comes to relocating or removing a beehive, there is a right way to go about it and a wrong way. In any event, if you are in doubt about your ability to relocate or remove bees safely, you always have the option to contact the bee removal professionals at All City Animal Trapping. Our bee removal experts can take care of your bee problem quickly and safely. We follow best practices to reduce the chance that further infestations will return.
Bee Extermination in Los Angeles
Choosing to remove a beehive yourself is not a decision to be taken lightly. If you believe you can do it safely, while causing minimal harm to the bees, then you should take care to use the right equipment and techniques.
Identify the Insect Type
It is possible that your bee colony is not made up of North American Honey bees. They could be Africanized “Killer” bees. If this is the case, they could be extremely aggressive and attack in a swarm at the smallest provocation. Africanized bees are larger than ordinary bees, but they are otherwise difficult to tell apart from ordinary bees. Contact a professional bee removal service if you are uncertain if the bees are more aggressive.
It is also possible that you may be dealing with yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, carpenter bees, or some other species of flying, stinging insect. Most of these creatures will not often attack unless provoked- with the exception of the yellow jacket. Yellowjackets can be very aggressive and will sting in groups.
Yellowjackets have roundish paper hives with a flap to close a single opening. Paper wasps form flat, open nests that are easy to destroy with poison since they are relatively unprotected. Hornets have larger nests that look clumpy, have several openings, and can contain many individual hornets. Of these three, paper wasps are the least aggressive, and their numbers are usually small.
Carpenter bees are relatively solitary. They are not generally aggressive, but they are assertive and can deliver a painful bite.
Bumblebees are hard to miss due to their large size, dark, hairy appearance, and their loud buzzing sounds. They are usually more assertive than ordinary bees. But they are rarely aggressive and almost never attack unless provoked. However, because of their impressive size, a bumblebee sting is more painful than that of an ordinary bee. So more caution is advised when removing them.
Assess The Threat Level
If you can be sure that what you’ve got is ordinary North American Honey Bees, then you can rest assured that they will not attack unless provoked. Also, even if ordinary honey bees do attack, it is usually far less severe than an attack by any of the similar insect species mentioned above.
If you’re dealing with anything other than ordinary honey bees, and are not certain that you have the right equipment and techniques to remove them, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Ordinary bees can cause a serious threat to anyone that is allergic.
Contact the Bee Exterminator Los Angeles Professionals
Here at All City Animal Trapping, we take pride in removing bees safely and quickly. Call today for an immediate and free quote.