Leave Beehive Removal to the Professionals
Puerto Rico has beautiful weather year round. All that sunshine does wonders for the flowers here too—the Puerto Rican hibiscus is the state flower and its big, gorgeous red petals always steal the show.
All of those flowers can mean another thing (aside from tourists)—bees. When everything is working in harmony, bees provide the pollination that plants and flowers need to reproduce and bees, in turn, pick up some pollen and nectar along the way.
Everyone’s happy! So, what’s the problem? Well, for one thing, a beehive on your property…
Because a beehive can pose a danger to you and your family, you might consider professional beehive removal on your property and safely having the beehive transferred away.
Reasons to Hire a Professional
A bee sting is nothing to scoff at as the average person can only tolerate about 10 stings per pound of body weight. Even just one or two stings, though, can cause a lot of discomfort and ruin your whole day.
If you’re allergic to bee stings, then having a beehive on your property is another matter altogether. Someone allergic to bee stings might experience a sudden drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing, and severe swelling.
Even if you know how to remove a beehive on your own and know the right clothing to wear, there’s still a huge risk that something could go wrong and that you could accidentally end up provoking a swarm of bees.
Experience and Preparation
A professional pest control expert will have removed beehives from hundreds of homes in Puerto Rico before and know what to expect. For starters, a pest removal expert will know what kind of clothing to wear and how to behave to avoid upsetting the bees.
A pest control professional will come to your residential or commercial property at a time of your choosing and tackle the challenge of beehive removal and relocating a beehive away from your property.
The first thing that you’ll notice is that pest control professionals wear light, smooth clothing when removing beehives. Why? Because dark colors tend to provoke bees, and rough clothing can do the same. You definitely don’t want that!
Pest control specialists wear veils to keep bees from stinging their face or getting in their line of sight. They also wear puncture-proof leather gloves to avoid getting stung as they go about beehive removal.
Safe Relocation Away From Your Property
Did you know that when thousands of bees get together to form a giant beehive and a huge network of honeycombs, that you could be talking about more than one hundred pounds of honey in a single hive?
While a lot of people think one hundred pounds of honey sounds pretty tasty, one hundred pounds is also hard to move.
Imagine how much harder it would be to move that one hundred (or more) pounds if you have to worry about getting the beehive out of a tricky location (e.g., under a porch or within a wall).
Even if you can easily access the beehive and it’s on a tree branch, using a ladder while wearing a veil and beehive-removal gear would still be quite a challenge. It might not be safe to attempt to remove a beehive on your own.
A honey beehive can be quite heavy and bumble bees can be incredibly aggressive when threatened.
If you’re dealing with a beehive in your home or workplace, then you should definitely contact a pest control company before trying to plug up the entry points or remove the hive yourself. Leave beehive removal to the professionals.