Bees are often considered more of a pest than they are beneficial. However, bees provide an immeasurable amount of benefits to our ecosystem by providing us with honey and wax, pollinating our plants and also helping to keep other pests under control. However, a bee sting can be very painful, and nests can occasionally crop up where you don’t want them.
Bee nests can cause damage to property if they are left to spread. It is also in the best interest of the bees to allow them to grow their colony away from human interference. Removing a bees nest by yourself is not recommended. Bees are very territorial and will attack if the nest is under threat. We can help by identifying the type of bees and nests and then providing safe and efficient removal.
If you think you’ve spotted signs of increased bee activity in your property, the first step should be to contact an expert. We can survey your property and identify the type of bees and what is causing them to swarm in your area. Once we have done this, we will provide an accurate quote for removal and relocation, ensuring we leave all bees unharmed and the local environment undamaged.
Bee nest removal in Birmingham
We love bees at Pest Busters, but we also recognise how they can damage your property and scare residents. Bees will only sting when attacked, but living alongside a bee nest will only increase the opportunities for humans and insects to cross paths. Therefore, we provide safe and humane bee nest removal, relocating the bees to a safe place whenever possible.
The first step is always to identify what type of bee you are dealing with, ensuring that it is, in fact, a bee and not another similar pest. It’s very common for our customers to mistake bees for other flying insects such as wasps or hornets.
How to identity a bee nest
Bees often build their nests in a cavity such as a wall, attic or roof. You may notice lots of bees visiting the same spot and disappearing into small holes. Bees will often use multiple entry points. You may also see a swarm, which can contain thousands of bees. And finally, you may be able to hear them from inside your property. Bees make a very distinct humming sound.
Bumblebees and honey bees are the two species that you’re most likely to find in the UK. Both offer benefits and should be left alone where possible, but they must keep away from people and homes. If a bees nest poses a risk or is located too close to human living spaces, we can move it without killing any of the bees.
The next step is for one of our expert technicians to visit your property and examine the area where the bees seem to be nesting, as well as looking at previous damage caused by insects such as ants or wasps. Once we’ve identified and removed the bees, we can cover any gaps to prevent future colonies from returning to the same spot.
Are bees protected?
Even though bees are essential for our survival, they aren’t protected by law. Although anyone can remove bees from their property, we recommend leaving this job to the professionals as bees can deliver a painful sting.
We will do everything we can to relocate the bees safely, but if they are located in an inaccessible area, we may need to destroy them. This is only in rare cases where we cannot access the nest, and leaving them in place would be dangerous for the inhabitants or could cause damage to your property.