Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem in Texas. They provide pollination for not only our beautiful flowers, but about one-third of our diet relies on their existence. Having bees in your house may be scary and annoying, but it’s important to remember that the bees are an endangered species and should be treated as such. If you’re in need of a bee removal, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. They are skilled and experienced in ways to remove and exclude bees from your home while protecting their lives.
Characteristics of Bees
There are over twenty-thousand species of bees with several hundred native to Texas alone. While you may think of bees in hives or swarms around trees, about 70% of all species are ground nesters. They may take up residence in pre-existing burrows in your yard, or dig their own. These bees are known as only semi-social or solitary bees as each female finds her own nest but keeps it relatively close to others. If you have animals or small children who play in your yard, having bee nests could be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. While bees may be of a calm nature, they can become aggressive if provoked. Look for these signs in and around your house to spot a bee problem:
- Strange smell, like mulch
- Buzzing sound coming from the walls, ceiling, or chimney
- Round holes in unpainted wood
- Consistently seeing more bees in your yard than normal
If you notice any of these signs, give a professional a call. Because of the recent decline bee population and their importance to our ecosystem, bees must be handled carefully.
Working With Us
At Critter Control® of Ft. Worth, we are knowledgeable and trained in fixing your bee problem. In addition to moving the bees, we will implement a solution to keep them from coming back and repair any damage that has been done because of the infestation. Give us a call at 469-805-6267 and experience the Critter Control® difference, first hand.