Got too many bees (or yellow jackets) around? Pollinators go after nectar, sap, and pollen that can be found on flowers, trees, and bushes. Beginning about in August when flower nectar becomes sparse, YOUR sweet drink, sweet substance spills, and sweet-smelling trash cans become a last resort source. Spaying poison indiscriminately is not an effective way to deal with pollinators.
The time of year to eliminate yellow jackets around your outdoor spaces is the spring when they feed on protein. We will work with you to prevent an issue around your outdoor spaces in the spring and early summer. Schedule a visit now.
Got bees on your hummingbird feeders? Take them down and leave them down until spring when flowers become a source again. Better yet, buy a bee-proof feeder! OR put a section of pantihose around your current feeder so only a long-beaked huming bird can reach the sweet stuff.
Bees in trash cans or dumpsters:
Go non-toxic and be effective in your efforts!
We use safe and efficient methods to control Yellowjackets, Carpenter Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and other pests when requested. We work in the entire KC Metro Area including Olathe, Overland Park, and Kansas City, MO.
Structural honey bee colonies are removed live, along with their comb. We follow their movements and seal the cavity surrounding their hive. Honey has been known to ooze through walls or ceilings when honey and comb overheat without bees regulating temperatures within the space. Scout bees are attracted to the location because they smell previously inhabited comb. All entrances must be effectively sealed or bees often re-settle in the same space. A foul decomposition odor may emanate from the location into adjoining occupied areas. Honey and wax remain to attract moths, beetles, ants, mice, and other pests like raccoons and skunks. An empty, open, exterminated colony with honeycomb attracts honeybee scavengers-- thousands of honeybees will possibly visit. Poisoned honeycomb that is not removed will be carried back by other honeybee scavengers to their own hives. Beekeeper-managed hives with honey destined for consumption by humans could be indirectly poisoned. Honeybee hives used for pollination could be unintentionally killed.
We observed a honeybee colony after a homeowner had sprayed 8 cans of off-the-shelf pesticide into their entrance. Bees often have stored much honey and created much honeycomb. Spraying into their colony reaches only the first comb in their hive and then is blocked and rendered ineffective. Poisonous extermination chemicals are easily transmitted to neighboring beehives. Therefore, as a Beekeeper, I do not kill honeybees. I hope you don't either.
Tree Colonies are best left alone. When a hive is below 17 feet, it can be trapped out if the bees are a nuisance. We do not trap out colonies above 17 feet as they are completely safe. In fact, they are good for the environment.
Swarms that are normally quite friendly can turn on you and sting you if you try to exterminate them. Call us so we can safely move them. We will have a beekeeper put them to work pollinating! It's cheaper in the long run.