Naturally, bees are known as peaceful creatures and aren’t as aggressive towards people as wasps. Yet, when they establish a colony and build a hive in your property bee infestations become a very serious threat to you and your family’s health.
Not checking your property regularly and thoroughly will eventually turn into a serious bee swarm problem and you’d need professional bee control in London.
NOTE: Have in mind that we don’t treat honey bees since they are protected.
- We provide emergency bee control to help you get rid of bees and avoid stings as well as allergy reactions.
- Professional nest removal for bumblebees, mason, carpenter or digger bees.
- The bee specialist can come anywhere in London with a non-branded van for your discretion.
- Our treatment is in accordance with the COSHH regulations.
- You can contact us 24/7 to schedule a bee eradication service including on evenings, weekends and Bank holidays.
- The pest technicians are certified and experienced in perfoming safe bee nest removal.
- Combine bee treatment with cockroach control or any other service and receive a special discount.
Rely on Our Professional Bee Control Services
- Your property in London will be surveyed by an experienced bee exterminator in order to determine the type of bees and the severity of the problem. Bee nest can form anywhere within a house or garden so the technician will check the property to locate it.
- Once the expert determines the type of bee (bumblebees, mason, carpenter or digger bees) he will proceed with the treatment. The treatment consists of spraying the nest with a special powder which attacks the nervous system of the insects and helps for more efficient bee swarm removal.
- If the nest is easily accessible the pest technician will safely remove it leaving no trace of the bee infestation.
Peculiar Facts About Bees
The bee stinger contains toxins which can trigger a severe allergic reaction and even cause death. Not all bees sting, the male ones can’t. Most of the times bees sting only if they are provoked or threatened.
The queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs per day and lives around 2-3 years. The workers life span is only 6 to 8 weeks. If the queen dies, the workers can also lay eggs.
If you put together all types of birds and fish, they still won’t be as many as the types of bees in the world.
Bees have been around since the dawn of time and are of great importance to the environment as pollinators and the environmental equilibrium depends on their existence.
It is a common misconception that their offspring hatches in the form of tiny bees and grows into adult individuals. In fact, they hatch as larvae and undergo metamorphosis in order to reach adulthood.
Not all bee species build hives with massive colonies. There are some species which live individually by building nests in the ground.
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There are around 25 000 bee species but only 250 of them are common for the UK. These species are usually divided into 2 groups – social and solitary. The most famous social bees are the honey bees. Up to 50 000 insects live together in one big hive. Bumblebees are another social type of bees but they live in smaller groups of 50-150 insects.
As their name suggests, they live on their own. Their habitat can be old wood, underground burrows, masonry, etc. The most common types of solitary bees in the UK are ivy bee, red mason bee, leaf-cutter bee and tawny mining bee.
What Does A Bee Look Like?
Normally honey bee species differ in appearance depending on the region they live in. What’s common about their physical appearance is they have light and dark stripes on their bodies, covered in brown hairs. They have flat legs which allow them to gather pollen and transport it on long distances. Despite the universal colour pattern, there are some species which are all-black.
What Does A Bee Sting Look Like?
If you get stung by a bee, your skin might become red, swollen and itchy. A bee sting can even cause severe allergic reaction. If you experience difficulty breathing, your tongue or throat starts to swell, you feel dizzy, then you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
What Do Honeybees Eat?
In order to live and produce honey, bees eat pollen and nectar from flowers. The pollen is the “flower dust” and the nectar is the sweet fluid which is found in flowers. Common bee larvae feed on honey and the future queen larvae feed on the so-called royal jelly. It is a white substance produced by young worker bees. The jelly is extremely nutritious, as it contains B vitamins, various dietary supplements and ingredients stimulating the fertility of the future queen.
Why Do Bees Come To Our Homes?
Bees come to our homes mainly in search of flowers. Honey bees collect pollen which they bring back to the hive and create their delicious honey. Bumblebees also need flowers to feed on so as soon they lay eyes on your garden, you will have one more pest problem to worry about. They invade your indoor space in search of a place to create a hive so the queen bee can lay her eggs. In cases like these, there are primary and secondary swarms. In primary swarms, a group of workers protects the queen while she lays her eggs. The secondary ones are led by a few female bees and are smaller in number.
The Danger For Your Home and Health
Bees are not violent creatures but if they feel threatened they are ready to protect their hive and honey with everything they’ve got. Bees have a stinger which can penetrate your skin and cause you instant, sharp pain.
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