Bee Removal and Wasp Control
Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. But in some situations, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and Africanized honey bees, especially in swarms, can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
Croach™ bee removal services are conducted by professionally trained technicians with the equipment, materials, and knowledge to achieve bee removal safely.
Do not attempt to eradicate, remove, or relocate a beehive on your own. Stay clear of bee swarms, hives, and nests and use caution when working in your yard or otherwise enjoying the outdoors.
Phoenix, Arizona Bee Removal
Bees typically swarm from February to May and again in October in the Phoenix area.
Swarms can consist of more than 60,000 bees and appear cloud-like in the air or as a moving ball-like shape hanging from a branch.
Africanized Honey Bees have migrated to the Phoenix area in recent years. A single sting is no more dangerous than a sting from a wasp or other garden-variety bees.
However, Africanized honey bees are far more aggressive and will attack in numbers with less provocation. All wild honey bees in Arizona are presumed to be Africanized.
Honey bees commonly nest in holes or gaps in areas such as pipes, animal burrows, in saguaro cacti or trees, in the crevices of rock or beneath rocks.
Bees commonly attack because they are protecting their hive and sense a threat. Startling them with sound vibrations from a lawnmower or other loud equipment, swatting at them, or getting too close to their nest can cause an onslaught.
If this happens, RUN for shelter inside a building or vehicle as quickly as possible. Cover your eyes and face if at all possible while running away in a straight line. Do not jump in a pool or other water source as bees will wait for you to surface and attack your head and face.
If you see a swarm, walk quietly and slowly in the opposite direction and seek shelter.
If you are stung, do not use tweezers or your fingers to pull out the stinger. This action will squeeze more venom into your body. Instead, scrape the stinger out with a credit card or similar dull edge.
If you have been stung more than 15 times or are feeling ill, seek medical help immediately.
Contact Croach™ for safe bee removal and control in the Phoenix area.
Portland, Oregon Bee Removal
Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets can be particularly aggressive when they feel a threat to their nest, above or below ground.
Honeybees pose less aggression but may nest in areas dangerous to people, especially those with a bee venom allergy.
If honey bee removal is necessary, Croach™ will always physically relocate the nest when possible. Spraying honeybee nests is a last resort.
Avoid getting stung when enjoying the outdoors by following these tips:
- Wear light-colored clothing like white, khaki or beige. Bright colors attract bees, and dark colors resemble their predators.
- Tight-fitting clothing is less accessible to bees than loose-fitting shirts and pants.
- Eliminate the use of strong smells such as fragrant shampoo, perfumes or even chewing gum.
- Avoid swatting at a bee. The movement makes it feel threatened. Stay calm and slowly, quietly move away.
Contact Croach™ for safe bee removal in the Portland area.
Seattle, Washington Bee Removal
Yellow Jackets, Hornets and Paper Wasps are the most common bee species in the Seattle area.
Wasp nests are often found on building overhangs, in walls or pipes, tree branches, attics, garages, and other high spaces.
But they are also known to build a nest under your lawn furniture or in a crevice of your home.
Yellow Jackets often prefer to conceal their nests underground or in the hollows of playground equipment or similar structures. In late summer and throughout the fall, Yellow Jackets become far more aggressive as they forage for a less available supply of food.
These bees can sting multiple times if they feel their colony or survival is threatened. They may also swarm if you get too close to their nest or disturb it in some way. Some bees release a chemical when they sting that prompts others to sting as well.
If a colony of bees is creating a perilous or disturbing situation on your Seattle area property, contact Croach™ for professional and safe bee removal.