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Andover Pest Control Bee & Wasp Removal

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Bee and wasp infestations can be particularly troubling because of the painful sting they can deliver and they can be very harmful to those who are allergic to the venom. Many times bees start outside the home by building a nest underneath mobile homes, in between roofing beams, or in attics or sheds. Often bees will seek out a house when a hive splits and they need a new home. Honey bees can also build honeycombs and even produce honey that can ooze in and around your walls. They can also lay eggs and produce more bees. Bees and wasps usually make themselves easily visible and the hum of their buzzing is unmistakable. The weight of the honeycomb can damage walls, and honey and wax can stain. They also produce a distinct, strong odor. These insects can get in through open window sills, doorways, holes in screens, and cracks or open spaces. Like ants, they are also attracted to sweet substances and odorous trash.

Honey Bee Removal

Andover Pest Control asks that you do not attempt to remove bees yourself. We will find the hive and remove it and the bees. We locate the bees and emit a smoke substance to calm the bees. Most of the time honeybees are building their hive inside walls and behind brick where they find voids to build. With this in mind your home may require some light carpentry/mason work, which Andover Pest will provide an estimate for the entire process from start to finish. Once a bee colony is located APC will remove the Queen, workers and the honeycomb safely so they are not harmed. Honeybees help pollinate 40% of the crops that provide food for us, so they should not be harmed. We also take measures to dry up the nest and honeycomb and clean up any honey or droppings. Unlike other pests, where and when bees invade is mostly up to chance, so you most likely did nothing wrong to get bees in your home.

With over 20,000 species of bees it can be hard for you to properly ID which types need to be exterminated and which ones need to be protected by safe removal. We advise people to call our office before you take actions such as sealing off entry points or spraying chemicals at bees/wasps before they are properly identified.

Andover Pest Control
PO Box 24, North Andover, MA 01845