Bees are one of the worst pests for homeowners. Their hives can grow almost overnight, and many DIY removal methods don’t work. That’s why many people call Wagner Pest Solutions for the proper bee solutions. Still, there are things you need to do to keep yourself safe and sting-free. So, take these three steps and then pick up the phone and call us.

3 Steps to Take if You Find a Beehive

1. Keep Your Distance

Many bee species, including the African honey bee, can be very territorial and aggressive. This is especially true if the hive is young and working hard to protect the queen. So, if you find a hive on your property or near your home, keep your distance. Observing them from a distance will help protect you from any unwanted stings and will help keep the hive calm. 

2. Figure Out Where They’re Coming From

If the hive isn’t hanging from an eave of your home or a branch in a tree, it could be nesting somewhere else. So, as you observe the bees, try and pinpoint where you think they’re congregating. This will help us tailor the pest control to meet the hive’s needs and your family. Additionally, knowing where the bees live will help you keep your pets and kids away from the area. 

3. Avoid a DIY Solution

Wanting bees off your property is always the primary goal, but using insect pesticides and DIY bee smoking solutions could worsen the situation. Remember, you don’t want to make the bees aggressive, or they will swarm and sting. Additionally, many insecticides are banned by the EPA for bee use, so it’s just best to leave the bee removal to the professionals. 

Call a Pest Professional

When dealing with bees on your property, it’s important that you don’t try to mitigate their nuisance yourself. Instead, call Wagner Pest Solutions. Our team knows just how to handle the aggressive African honey bee. We also have all the equipment to remove them safely from your property. So, if you live in Maricopa County, AZ, give us a call today at (623) 466-6752. Don’t forget to ask us about the removal of scorpions, rodents, and ants