DON'T KILL THE BEES! MOVE 'EM
Africanized Killer Bees
Africanized “Killer” Bees
Apis mellifera scutellata
Color: golden-yellow with dark
bands of brown.
Can killer bees be treated?
If you suspect that you have African bees in your property contact us to exterminate them as soon as possible, as they can be deadly.
African Honey bees hoard minimal amounts of honey and have the ability to survive on sparse supplies of pollen and nectar. They sting only once and then shortly die after leaving the stinger and a tiny venom sac in the wound.
African killer bees swarm to establish new nests, moving their entire colony if food is scarce. They are not particular about nesting sites and have been found in tires, crates, boxes, and empty cars. They are known to build nests in the ground, in cavities of trees, and in structures.
African Honey bees are highly defensive; they aggressively attack intruders and will chase a person a quarter of a mile. Their venom is no more harmful than a Honeybee and they sting only once; however, they attack in greater numbers, often causing more stings to an individual person. Knowing what they look like is vital to you and your family’s health.
African killer bees can cause considerable damage if they take up residence inside your home. They can enter a home and build their nest in cracks and crevices in the walls and floors and in or around fireplaces and chimneys.
Avoid disturbing the hive.
The honey bee is known throughout the world for pollinating vegetation and producing honey. The honey stored in honeycombs is used to feed the young during cold seasons when vegetation is reduced.
Apis nekkufera Linnaeus
Color: golden-yellow with brown bands
Shape: Oval shape
These insects often build their nests in tree crevices, but will occasionally build nest in attics and chimneys. Once established, and with a good food source, a colony of Honeybees can survive many years.
Honeybees only sting once and the sting can be painful. Often, the affected area will become red, swollen, and painful to touch. People allergic to insect stings can have a more severe reaction and should seek medical attention. Contact us to do a live removal of bees and hive and relocate them away from your property
Honeybees can cause considerable damage if they take up residence inside your home. They can enter a home and build their nest in cracks and crevices in your walls, fireplace and floors. It can be difficult and expensive to remove the Honeybees and their honeycombs once established inside a structure.
They can be docile and unconcerned with your presence while foraging on flowers, but will aggressively chase you if you disturb its nest. Bumble bees can sting more than once and their sting can be very painful.
Subfamily bombinae; bombus species
Color: black with yellow stripes
Bumble Bees nest outdoors in yards, flower beds, wood piles, and landscaped rock walls. Often nestling in the ground; they can also build their nests above ground inside homes, sheds, patios and decks.
These insects can sting many times. Often, the affected area will become red, swollen, and painful. People allergic to insect stings can have a more severe reaction and should seek medical attention, especially if stung more than once. To prevent any health risk to you or your family, know your bumble bee facts.
Their colony can cause considerable damage if they build their nests inside your home. They can enter a home and build their nest in cracks and crevices in your walls, fireplace, and floors. Contact us to remove the Bumble bees and their honeycombs once established inside a structure.