These are the elements that determine the expense of bee removal and what you should look for in the manner of a permanent and environmental solution. Grab a pencil because you will want to jot down these points and communicate them to your bee technician when you call him to get a estimate.
The main factors that determine the cost of bee removal are:
How large is the space where they’re inhabiting?
How long have they been there?
How high off the ground are they?
How competitive are your bees?
How big is the space?
When they reach that limit they will automatically start to feed Royal Jelly to a bee larva and produce another queen. The new queen will remain and the old queen will fly off with half the worker bees and begin a new home. So be careful, that could mean that you end up with two or more new colonies to eliminate! Bees split from 3 to 13 times per year! If the space where your bees are living is small they will split more often but if they are in a big space those bees will continue to build their colony until its very large. So it’s easy to see that more time, in a larger area, will likely mean you’ll have a significant bee colony to eliminate. Most companies will give you a best case and worse case estimate of costs based on the “background” of infestation. Lets talk a bit about spaces.
Bees will fly up in between the studs of a wall and attached to the very top. Over time they will construct in this space and can create a very major colony, but notice not infinite. The limits are they studs in wall. In a soffet you can see the space is smaller and even a very old bee colony cant get too large unless it’s gone into the roof, which we would consider “limitless” Are getting the pattern? From the hollow spaces of a block wall you’ve got a nearly limitless amount of space for bees to construct and never find a need to split and swarm away. A shed floor isn’t limitless, but it is a very large space whereas a trailer floor is nearly infinite and potentially can be a monster large bee colony.
Your trained bee removal specialist will be familiar with most situations and as soon as you tell him where the bees are and how long they have been there he is going to be able to give you the estimate thus allowing you to shop around. But there’s more to think about.
Are they on the first floor or the second or maybe the third? Bees will go to the “highest” stage in any structure so where it may seem like the are at the top of the wall they maybe actually on top of the second story though you see them moving in at the base of the second floor. Work off tall ladders, lifts, or scaffolding raise the cost of your bee removal but do not be foolish and be tempted with a quick repair and opt for ‘pest control” spraying. It may be cheaper on the short run but cost you more not too far into the future. Go back and review Part one to this introduction to find out more as to why spraying doesn’t work. The logistics, danger, and additional time necessary to operate off a ladder or lift will increase the bill.
The last factor is something which has grown to be a consideration in recent years with the arrival of the African Killer bee, so called. These are honey bees that have an extremely aggressive nature and they’ll hybridize with our domestic bees and make a more competitive bee. When the bees are too aggressive then more maintenance and greater pains have to be made to make sure that your situation is being treated quickly and safely including the demand for your bee technician to spend more time in a popular bee suit, this possibly can increase the over all cost of resolving your bee difficulties. Its important to note that hardly any bees are so competitive that they will need to be destroyed. So please, if you can, consider live bee removal and save the bees.