Bees

Bees

Best Managemen Practices:

Bees

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Bees can become a serious problem when they build a nest in or around your home.  Normally bees are not aggressive; but when threatened or agitated they will become aggressive and sting. When honeybees nest in a wall, there are two options and they are either, remove them or kill them. Removal requires and an experienced beekeeper and depending on the size and type of bee.

Bee control should be done late in the afternoon and preferably after dark when the bees are in the colony and less active.  The colony may eliminated by using Delta Dust or Tempo 1% Dust.  Other options are an aerosol like 565 Plus XLO, or CB 80, CB D-Force.  A concentrate that provides quick knockdown is ExciteR Insecticide.  Residual concentrate pesticides like Suspend SC, Talstar P or Demand CS will provide for longer residual control.  Always wear protective clothing when removing or killing the colony and an excellent one is the Bee Suit with Zipper Vail.  bees

After a colony has been eliminated the wax nest should be removed.  If the nest is not removed, the wax may melt, stain walls with honey and be a strong attractant to secondary pests.  It will also attract swarming honeybees in the future as well as other insects such as wax moths, flies, ants and other scavenging insects. 

Because of recent fears and concerns about Africanized Bees, it is important to consider them and mention a few facts.  These bees are more aggressive, attack in larger groups, make less honey, are antagonized by high-pitched noise and swarm more often than European Honey Bees.

With proper care, attention to detail, techniques, equipment and safety equipment, when bees become a pest they may be properly and safely controlled.  When using any insecticide or safety equipment comply with and follow the product label completely.


Best Management Practices courtesy of:   

Bes-Tex Supply, LLC    P.O. Box 664    San Angelo, Texas 76902    Ph. 325-653-1300

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