Bee Control

We need Bees or only 4 years to live…?

Bees are highly beneficial to the environment and some species are under threat and at Pestforce we have a policy that bees should not be killed and nests should be left undisturbed whenever possible.

In the UK there are many types of bees with 3 common groups being;

  • Honey bees - At certain times of the year honey bee colonies (swarms) will be very active as new colonies are formed. They will find places to rest during the day before moving on.

  • Bumble bees - Bumble bees will nest during the summer and this will be evident through lots of activity around the nesting area. Bumble bees do not swarm.

  • Solitary bees - There are different types of solitary bees including mason and mining bees. They are great pollinators and as the word would suggest they are generally solitary and do not produce honey or wax. They are generally safe around children and pets.

Bees are not generally a threat to humans; however, a bee sting is painful and for some, the health consequences can be very serious. It is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that bees nests are properly managed or dealt with using the latest bee control techniques.

Our technicians are trained to approach a bee problem considering the following before deciding on a course of action…

  1. Are the bees causing any serious / significant health issue?

  2. Speak to the customer to attempt to alleviate any concerns?

  3. Can the bees be accessed and moved to a new location?

  4. Will a local bee keeper take the swarm?

NOTE – moving and relocating bees can be a complicated and an inconvenience however it is absolutely the right thing to do.

WARNING - If we do not protect the BEES then we run the risk of destroying our ability to grow crops. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying if the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth then man will have about 4 years to live.

For your free onsite bee control quotation, search for your local Pestforce technician at the top right corner of this page or call 03335 670577.