Bees Nest Removal
Honeybees’ nests are active all year round. As the single biggest pollinator bees are of great importance to our landscape and plants.
When these nests are on the move or occur in populated areas specialist help is required.
Up to 50,000 honeybees can live in a nest, although 10,000 and 20,000 is more typical.
If you discover a nest it is best to avoid contact with it. Keep your distance so as not to make the bees feel threatened. Avoid any actions which could aggravate them and contact us on freephone 0121 443 1111 for assistance.
Where You Might Find Bees Nests
You might discover a bees nest at home in walls, decking, in holes in porches etc. created by other animals, under eaves or anywhere that people inhabit. If this is the case, then please call us so we can give you an initial no obligation quotation for removal of the nest.
As well as the risk of getting stung, honey stored deep in wall cavities can rot and cause structural problems over a period of time as well as unpleasant odours in the home. A nest which has not been removed correctly can attract other pests such as ants, beetles and other bees. The removal or treatment is a skilled process, particularly if bees are underground or wild bees’ nests are in difficult to reach locations.
How We Rid Your Property Of A Bees Nest Humanely
AMES is experienced in the humane movement of bees nests whenever the situation allows. This reflects AMES’ respect for bees as a species, as they are a vital part of our environment.
Where a nest represents a very high risk (such as a nest within the home, school, hospital or near those who are allergic to bee stings), the nest is removed to a safe area by our professional pest controllers.
- Swarm boxes can be used to relocate bees to a beekeeper’s hive without causing harm to the bees.
- If the nest can be accessed easily, then it is more likely that it can be moved.
- The likelihood of a successful relocation also depends on whether the queen can be located and moved.
- Pesticide treatments are only used on bees’ nests as an absolute last resort, using HSE approved pesticides.
In these cases, once the treatment is complete all reasonable steps are taken to prevent foraging honeybees from gaining access to the treated nest. This is done by removing the combs and blocking the entrances.
It is useful to know if bees are swarming rather than them being part of an established nest.
- If bees are swarming near or at your premises, please let us know as you may require a rapid call out service.
- If the swarm is outside your house, then close windows and remain indoors until we arrive.
The risk from a large swarm of bees can be substantial. If possible, it could be wise to vacate the area and communicate using a mobile phone or neighbours’ phone instead.
If you are stung by a bee then the pain is reduced if the sting is removed quickly. If a sting is still present, carefully brush or scrape it off. You can use the edge of a clean blunt object, such as a fingernail or the edge of a credit card, to do this. Please do not use tweezers to remove the sting, as you may squeeze more venom into the wound.
General swelling and some itching is fairly common amongst those with moderate allergies.
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- You are worried that the area of redness around the bite or swelling gets bigger over time.
- You have a fever (a high temperature), or you are flushed, hot and sweaty.
- You get red streaks travelling from the bite site towards your chest.
- You develop any other symptoms.
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- Swelling around the mouth, throat or tongue that could inhibit breathing.
- Any chest pains.
- Nausea or stomach cramps.
- Wheezing, choking or an inability to breathe properly.
- Fainting, headaches or dizziness.
If you have discovered a honeybee, bumble bee or wasps’ nest please call us for professional advice.
We are able to attend nests within an 80 mile radius of our Birmingham Head Office including: Solihull, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Lichfield, Walsall, Oxford, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Stafford, Telford, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Burton-on-Trent.
Our regular, integrated commercial pest control services are available nationwide across the UK.
To arrange a quotation or for additional information please call us on 0121 443 1111 .