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Recognition:

Honey Bee are light brown in color and about 5/8” in size. They are commonly found foraging around flowering plants and hummingbird feeders.

Biology:

Honey Bee colonies consist of a Queen, Worker and Drones. Bees communicate with each other by movement and pheromones. They are responsible with pollinating approx. 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the US. Honey bees are the only insects that produce food for humans.

What you can do:

If you come across a Honey bee colony, it is recommended that you do not kill the bees because of their importance to the community. Instead, contact a local bee keeper, they are usually more than willing to come and remove (capture live) the colony. If they bees where nesting in your home, you aren’t done yet. Because the Honey bee makes honey comb, you will need to have the wall opened and have the comb removed before it melts. If you fail to remove the comb, you will attract insects into your home to feed on the melted honey and the honey will seep through the walls and damage them.

What we can do:

When it comes to the Honey bee, we practice what we preach. We won’t treat a Honey Bee colony unless it is causing a direct threat to public safety. If the colony is not causing any harm, we will direct you to call a Bee keeper for removal. Our regular service programs will maintain this barrier year round to keep these and other unwanted pests out.

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