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Bees are known for being voracious defenders of their hives. They are less aggressive than hornets or wasps, but they will attack a potential threat. A bee nest in a yard can be problematic, especially in residences where small children are present. For those who have allergies to bee stings, living in close proximity to bees can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Ehrlich Pest Control Technicians are experts in bee control solutions that are safe for your family and safe for the environment. We obey all state and local laws regarding removing bees.

If your home is experiencing a bee infestation, contact Ehrlich at 800-837-5520 for help or schedule a free inspection online.

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Bees: information and resources

Remove and control bees: the Ehrlich way

Ehrlich Technicians are trained in using all the right equipment and methods to remove bee nests from around your home. Doing so takes special training because certain bees, such as honey bees, are protected and vital to the environment. That's why Ehrlich will only remove a bee's nest if there is a viable threat to people in the home.

The method of removing bee nests can vary depending on the size of the nest, where it's located, and what types of bees are present. This is why a site inspection and initial consultation are so important.

STEP 1: Inspect and Identify

An Ehrlich Technician will perform an inspection to determine what bee species is infesting your property. Different stinging insects require different treatments and equipment, so inspection and proper identification are crucial for picking the best and safest treatment method.

STEP 2: Treat or contact a beekeeper

Once the correct bee species is identified, your Ehrlich Technician will work to treat your home for bees or may recommend contacting a local beekeeper to relocate them. If a beekeeper is not needed, your Technician will find where the hive, or multiple hives, are located, perform the treatment as needed, and remove the hive.

STEP 3: Prevention

After inspection, your Ehrlich Technician will identify any potential entry points into your property that would need to be closed off to prevent bees from getting in. To prevent future problems, you should contact your Technician at the first sign of any type of stinging insect nest.

Types of bees

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world. Though bees are amazing for our environment, they can become dangerous, especially to those with deadly bee allergies. Knowing what type of bee is on your property is crucial in deciding on the proper treatment method.

Different bee species require different treatments and equipment. Often, bees are mistaken for wasps, each requiring its own unique treatment.

Beehive removal

Our state-licensed Technicians are trained and equipped to treat various types of bee hives and nests. Our Technicians use the proper tools and protective suits to ensure the process is safe. Once the stinging insect is identified, treatment options will be discussed with the home or business owner. Sometimes treatment may involve a beekeeper, or, it may involve eliminating a nest that could pose a serious health threat. When left untreated, bee hives can get large enough to enter your property and become a hazard to everyone in and around the area.


Bumble bee hives

Bumble bees make their hives underground, normally in abandoned mouse burrows. Bumble bees are also social insects and live in colonies, which makes them more likely to sting. While most hives are unproblematic, the issue lies when a hive develops in an area where there is a lot of human and pet traffic. If one gets stung by a bee, it could lead to several problems including death.

Carpenter bee hives

Carpenter bee hives are not easily seen by the naked eye. These types of bees make holes about six centimeters wide in wood so the female bee can lay her eggs. The larvae and pupae will develop in these chambers during the spring and summer. The good news is that carpenter bees do not sting as they are solitary insects and do not live in colonies.

How to keep bees away

When facing a potentially dangerous infestation, DIY bee removal solutions, such as spraying a solution of vinegar and water on hives, are not only dangerous but will likely not work. Most people do not have the proper clothing or equipment to deal with bees on their own, so it is best to leave the hive alone and seek the help of an expert. Identifying the type of bee and implementing treatment plans is a job for an Ehrlich Technician.

Year-round protection

Bees can be a nuisance to your property. If left untreated, a once small nest can become a much larger problem if it is not addressed in a timely manner. Stinging insect control is included in our PestFree365+ program. This service offers year-round protection for over 36 of the most common household pests, including bees.

If you are facing bee infestation and need the help of a professional, contact Ehrlich Pest Control today to schedule an appointment.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to get rid of bees?

Depending on the type of bee that is on your property, the best way to get rid of bees is to contact a professional pest control company, like Ehrlich, or work with a local beekeeper. Ehrlich Technicians do not do honey bee removal unless it is a situation where a hive needs to be removed from a wall or void in a home or business.

How much does it cost to remove a bee hive?

There are many factors that go into the price of bee removal. Some factors that can affect the cost include the type of bee species, the size and severity of the infestation, and the equipment needed to remove the bees.

  • Homes - Bees can make their way into your home if a hive or nest is not removed. Ehrlich Pest Control offers a free home inspection to investigate potential access points and will provide an estimate for removal.
  • Commercial businesses - Bees in your place of business can not only produce a hazard to your property but also to the people in the surrounding areas. Bees can disrupt business, and if left untreated, can produce a real danger to the products or services you sell on your property. Ehrlich Pest Control can carry out an inspection of your commercial property for any pest, including bees, and will offer a plan of action for removal.

Learn more about the costs of carpenter bee damage

Do people remove bees on their own?

While DIY bee removal may be tempting, it is certainly not recommended. More often than not, DIY bee removal solutions do not work and are dangerous. It is best to leave this type of work to the experts.

Can you remove bees while they’re swarming?

Bees that are swarming should not be bothered. Swarming is a natural process for honey bee colonies. Swarms occur when a hive has become too crowded or when bees abandon their hive due to a lack of resources. Swarming bees are not prone to attacking and will ultimately leave the area within 24-48 hours.

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