Bees and other related species can easily become established in or on buildings, decks, sheds, garages, walls and fencing, making it necessary to employ a program for bee elimination. Ford’s Hometown Services is your leading professional bee exterminators, available at all times to respond to situations involving the elimination, extermination, removal and control of bees and their nests.
To be sure, not all bees are bad and it’s important to know the difference before resorting to any bee spraying. While some bees are solitary, species such as honey bees and bumble bees are tremendously social and helpful. Bee colonies are comprised of three castes: the queen bee, infertile female worker bees and male drones. The queen mates and lays eggs for the span of her life. Honey bee queens can live up to five years, though most average a lifespan of two to three years. Male drones exist solely to fertilize the queen and die soon after having fulfilled their task. Female worker bees perform a multitude of tasks necessary to the survival of the hive. As a result of their constant laboring, their average life span is usually a mere six weeks.
The most well-documented and encountered bee swarms are those of honey bees. Typically, honey bee swarms are not a major threat, unless when dealing with Africanized honey bees. The bees do not have a nest or young and, therefore, are less defensive. However, they will sting if provoked. If you find that bees on your property are prone to stinging, then it is important to undertake bee treatments and even call in professionals such as Ford’s bee exterminators to use effective commercial bee treatments that can ensure proper bee elimination and extermination.
Bee swarming typically occurs in colonies that are thriving and with robust populations. Weak colonies of bees may not swarm until they become stronger and larger in population. Bee colonies may become weak due to starvation, disease or failing queens. Several factors can contribute to the occurrence of a swarm, such as seasonal changes and overcrowding.
Swarming involves a contingent of workers and a queen departing the original colony. The swarm typically gathers at a resting site, often in a tree, after leaving the colony. Scouts are sent to location a new location, such as in a log or other cavity. Once a suitable location is found, the swarm will relocate to the site and begin to nest. If the bees become aggressive, it may be time to call in Ford’s professional bee exterminators for safe, effective bee extermination.
If you are having a problem with stinging insects or would like to protect your home from stinging insects such bees, wasps, and hornets, the bee extermination experts at Ford’s can help.