Most feral bee colonies in the southern United States are of the Africanized variety. Eradication of a bee colony is recommended for several reasons:
The INSPECTION process begins with a customer interview, followed by a thorough visual inspection for pest IDENTIFICATION and DETERMINATION of a course of action. Because bees pose a danger, the pest professional does not ask the customer to accompany him during the inspection phase.
The pest professional puts on his bee suit and secures the area based on the location and sting potential to passersby. It is advisable to evacuate those in this commercial space during the course of the treatment and even in adjacent portions of the structure (like an adjacent suite) if it is possible that the bees will exit into other areas once the treatment protocol has begun.
Material is applied to the established bee hive to eliminate the infestation.
Bee and Hive Removal
The infested cavity is now opened in order to remove the comb & dead bees. All debris is bagged for off-site disposal.
If the hive was inside an enclosed area, then the cavity must now be closed up using the original materials removed for access. If original materials are unusable to close the cavity, then it is covered with a temporary barrier. This service does not include repairs, painting, or any exclusion/sealing work.
Reasonable area clean-up is included.
COMMUNICATION Even though this work was subcontracted out to a bee expert, the Truly Nolen pest control professional understands the importance of communication with his customer.
For smaller commercial properties - Scout Trap Placement & Monitoring Program
A non-toxic pheromone based trap is placed on the property (one trap per 2,000 square feet of structure). It attracts and traps scout bees so that they cannot mark the site, return to the swarm and then lead them to this location. The scout trap is monitored quarterly.
Guarantee: If a bee hive appears on a property that has a scout trap, it is covered under the quarterly service plan at no additional cost.
A twelve month agreement is required, with a discount available when purchased with an existing or new reoccurring commercial pest control agreement.
For larger properties - Swarm Trap Placement & Monitoring Program
For larger properties, like apartment complexes and golf courses. A set of pheromone based bucket-type units attracts the swarm into a vessel. The bucket acts as the perfect location for a new hive and an ideal containment system so that the infestation can be effectively exterminated. A twelve month agreement is required, with a discount available when purchased with existing or new reoccurring commercial pest control agreement.