Bees & Wasps
Bee Removal with West Pest Pest Control
West Pest Pest Control typically offers same day service for bee removal. Bees swarm in spring and summer and can often be quite aggressive and frightening. If bees are swarming they usually stay until dusk and then move off.
West Pest Pest Control can not carry out bee removal on swarming bees.
Bees tend to make a new hive inside the wall cavities or roof void of your home. If the hive is in these areas dusting and spraying the hive by a West Pest Pest Control technician is the only way to eliminate them. Following treatment it is important that you block any access holes to the hive or remove the hive all together to ensure robber bees don't move in. Robber bees may be attracted to the scent or honey left behind by the bee hive we have eliminated for you. If the hive is in a chimney you will need to arrange for a chimney sweep to remove the hive and clean the chimney. West Pest Pest Control takes no responsibility for a further bee swarm attracted to the old hive.
West Pest Pest Control - Wasp Removal
Wasp removal is definitely a job for a pest professional. West Pest Pest Control typically offers same day service for wasp removal. Nests can be found in the ground, tree stumps, rockeries, wall cavities and roof voids. When disturbed or agitated, wasps can become very aggressive and can sting their victim several times, the sting is very painful and cause very serious reactions.
Crawling into soft drink or beer cans they can inject venom inside a persons throat, if swallowed, causing massive swelling and possible suffocation.
Bees & Wasps FAQs
How do I tell the difference between bees and wasps?
The easiest way to identify the difference between bees and wasps is in their physical characteristics, bees have black legs and rounder bodies while wasps have yellow/orange legs and have a slender build.
How long does it take for the bees/wasps to die once treated?
It can take up to seven days to eliminate the bee hive as some bees and wasps may not be in the hive at the time of the treatment, the residue left behind will eradicate the returning bees or wasps on contact.
Can the hive be removed from my property without killing the bees?
If the hive is easily accessible i.e. hanging from a tree or other structure, an apiarist may be able to remove the hive without killing the bees.
Can a bee swarm be treated?
No. We can only treat for bees/wasps if the hive has been located. If the bees are swarming they often only stay for a day or so then move off to a new location.
Do I have to vacate my property when the treatment is carried out?
When treating bees and wasps it is not necessary for you to vacate your property, however it is recommended that you and your pets keep away from the nest area for approximately 24 hours.
Do I have to do anything prior or after the treatment?
Before we come out to treat for either bees or wasps, it is helpful if you can advise our technician the location of the hive. Any dust outside the nest can be cleaned away after seven days. Robber bees may be attracted to the scent or honey left behind by the bee hive we have eliminated for you. Is it important that you block entry points to the hive or if possible remove the hive all together.