Bee Control & Removal
Contrary to popular belief Bees aren't protected and can be treated. Bee's are generally better natured than Wasps, however, can still sting if agitated & provoked.
The decision to treat will depend if it is possible to close the entrance(s) to the nest after treatment. In this circumstance it is essential that you use a trained professional. We have the technical knowledge and access to a range of professional use insecticides which are not available to the public.
Post-treatment requirements will vary depending on the species of Bees you have. For Bumblebees and Tree Bees, blocking up access points will prevent non-target Bees from entering and getting contaminated, as well as shortening the likelihood of other Bees accessing the same area in the future.
For Solitary / Masonry Bees, in the long-term, re-pointing with sound mortar is the only answer. However, this must be thorough as Bees hunting for a nest site will soon locate areas that have been missed.
For Honey Bees, it is essential that entrance points or blocked off, and if possible remove all the honeycomb. Failure to do this will cause robber Bees to find the infected honey and take it back to their hive, thus contaminating it.
Species of Bee
Did you know that there are more than 25,000 different species of Bee in the world? These types of Bee can be divided into about 4000 genera and nine groups of Bee families. According to statistics, there are more than 250 species of Bee in the UK.
We've listed some of the most common Bee's here. Different types of Bee may require different treatment methods;
Honey Bee - Now mostly live in hives of up to 20,000 individuals, and are commonly found feeding on open flowers they can easily reach with their short tongues.
Tree Bumble Bee - Easily identified by their ginger thorax, black abdomen and white tail, tree bumblebees are one of our most common species.
Miner Bee - This solitary species nests in the ground and is part of the Andrena genus; a 67-strong group of diverse bees ranging from 5 – 17mm long.
Masonry Bee - Look a little similar to some Mining Bee species, but you can tell them apart by their boxy heads and large powerful jaws.
If you have spotted Bees at your property, we recommend leaving them alone and get in touch with us to discuss further.
M.E.S Bee Solutions
Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are able to offer tailored treatments and helpful preventative advice. We have a variety of solutions to quickly resolve Bee infestations in your home or business.
Get in touch with one of our trained staff members today for more advice & to get your quote.