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Bees can ruin any day you want to spend outdoors with your family or work around your home. Not only are these pests annoying, but for many, their venom-filled stingers can trigger deadly allergic reactions. 

With warmer weather comes these flying pests, so PURCOR offers bee extermination and control services for people looking to alleviate themselves of these flying annoyances. Despite their contributions to the environment through pollination, bees are dangerous; we do not recommend combating these pests on your own. 

If you decide you need expert assistance, PURCOR offers expert advice and pest solutions to help you make the right decisions when it comes to ridding your home or business of these flying insects.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bees

While the sight of swarming bees can be frightening, the knowledge behind why bees swarm can go a long way toward calming any panic, as well as giving an idea of what to do in case one of these clumps of resting bees is sighted. 

Bees live in hives that consist of a queen, thousands of sterile workers, and a few male drones. The queen is the only reproductively viable female, and after she selects a colony she will spend the remainder of her life laying eggs and producing new workers for the hive. 

When the hive becomes too large, the old queen will leave to find a new nest, leaving a new queen behind. A portion of the hive’s workers will accompany the old queen as she searches for a new location, acting as a guard. 

While bees can usually fly for long distances without rest, queen bees are large and ungainly. The clumps of swarming bees occur when the worker bees accompany a resting queen. The swarm is not idle while this occurs, however–scouts will still be sent out to search for a suitable home.What attracts bees? 

Having a swarm of bees is never a good thing for a homeowner or business. These foraging flying insects are drawn to the heat and their need to survive, and thus often drawn to human activity as they provide resources like water, flowering plants, garbage cans, and outdoor eating. Combine that with ample shelter under eaves, sheds, and play structures, and bees have everything they need to make a sustainable home on your property.

How should I handle a bee swarm?

If you find a bee swarm, the most important thing to do is leave it alone. While swarming bees are not particularly aggressive they will still sting when disturbed. DIY attempts at removal or destruction have ended poorly for all involved. 
Additionally, if the bees in question are Africanized Honey Bees, they can be even more aggressive even when swarming. Swarming bees may be a startling sight, but they are a relatively benign part of the life cycle of a hive. If you have serious concerns about swarming bees, give PURCOR a call.

Safely Control and Remove Bees with PURCOR

Don’t take chances with bees around your home. Bees are extremely protective of their colonies, and won’t hesitate to brandish their stingers if they feel threatened. Additionally, once a bee stings you, it releases pheromones that trigger and draw other bees to sting you. 

Call PURCOR for comprehensive bee control solutions. After we’ve solved your bee infestation, will remove any evidence there was ever an issue. We strive to provide peace of mind for your home and prevent bees and other stinging pests from invading. Request your free estimate today.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get rid of bees on my own?

Bees create extensive colonies with the primary purpose of protecting their hive and their queen. That’s why if you try to remove their hive on your own, you may suffer painful stings. This can be especially dangerous if you have a bee allergy. While many homeowners try DIY treatments, like smoke, insecticide, or vinegar, these treatments can’t eliminate the over 10,000 bees who take residence in a hive. Skip the stings and get bee control from PURCOR™.

What’s the difference between bees, wasps, and hornets?

If you see a yellow and black insect buzzing around, it can be difficult to tell what type of insect you’re dealing with. While bees can be a nuisance in their own right, they’re not as aggressive and dangerous as their wasp and hornet brethren.
So how do you tell bees and wasps apart? Typically, bees have fuzzy bodies, while wasps and hornets do not. Many wasps, though not all, have a distinct waist or segmented body. Bees’ nests or hives are made of wax and often feature a hexagonal pattern, while wasps’ nests are made of paper materials and often look like a brown paper lantern.
Hornets are larger than bees and wasps. The only hornet species native to the U.S., the European Hornet, is around one inch long. Hornets are more aggressive than both bees and wasps. Hornet nests are typically found in trees, bushes, attics, and sheds.

What are Africanized Honeybees?

The Africanized honeybee is much more aggressive than most of its bee cousins and is known to chase humans for as far as a quarter mile. Africanized honeybees more commonly swarm and have been known to attack humans in large numbers. Confusingly, these killer bees can look identical to their less aggressive relatives. These bees are more typically found in the southwest but have spread up to the west coast and Florida.