With all the important benefits associated with bees, the last thing you’d probably expect is for them to be labelled as ‘pests’ or ‘bugs’ – terms typically associated with pesky insects and rodents. However, depending on the context, a bee can be considered a pest. First, it is important to note that bees living on a bee farm or in an open environment are not pests. However, when they set up residence within your home and become unwanted guests they are considered a pest. If bees have invaded your home, it is important that you call in a professional bee exterminator rather than try to remove them on your own. A professional removal service not only has the right knowledge to deal with bees but also the proper skills and equipment to ensure that the removal is done safely and securely.

In this article, we will take a look at the various methods used by professionals for effective bee extermination.

1. Insecticides
A bee colony works more like a castle forming the base of an empire. Once a colony finds a good place to nest, it establishes a hive and builds combs for rearing broods and storing food. A bee colony consists of three types of adult bees: a queen, drones, and worker bees. The worker bees are responsible for a wide range of tasks including protecting the queen bee. They are dedicated to protecting the queen at all costs, which means that they can turn very aggressive and violent if they feel that the queen is under threat. Thus, insecticides may be used to eliminate the bees while minimizing the risk of bee sting injuries.

This method is highly effective since it kills the bees (queen and workers) from within the hive. Here, the exterminator drills a hole in the wall of the honeycomb and injects the substance through the hole. The insecticide fills the cavity and once the bees come into contact with the dangerous chemicals, they are killed almost immediately. As effective as this technique is, it tends to be very messy and carries negative side effects. Due to the large number of dead bees left behind, the rotting corpses (and honey) can lead to a pungent smell. Thus, you will need to enlist the services of a professional to remove the hive and do a deep clean of the area. Find out if the company you are hiring offers this service or can refer a team to do the cleaning before using their services.

2. Poisonous Spray
The use of poison spray is another method of exterminating bees. This technique is mainly applied in rural places and open areas in urban neighbourhoods. However, it can also be used to remove and prevent bees from colonizing a property. Just like insecticides, the poison spray can eliminate a bee colony, but only if the population is small and there is no large comb present. Due to this, poison spray is mainly used as a prevention technique. By spraying areas regularly, you significantly reduce the risk of infection. Most rural areas in the US apply poisonous spray using crop dusters to prevent pests from invading their farmlands.