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Bee And Wasp Control In The Los Angeles Area

Bees and wasps are amazing little insects, but they can also be a real nuisance, and even become quite problematic if they happen to take up residence around your home or office. Los Angeles is a great place for bees and wasps because we have a lot of fruit trees and other natural vegetation that these stinging flying insects are attracted to. Just because you live in the LA area, though, doesn’t mean you have to suffer a wasp nest in your backyard. Here’s how to live in harmony and control bees and wasps while enjoying Southern California.

Never try to remove bees or wasps yourself

If you spot a beehive or a wasp’s nest, it’s best to leave beehive removal to the professionals. Never try to remove a hive yourself. While bees won’t attack unless provoked, they will see you removing their nest as a provocation, and will sting you. You run the risk of injuring yourself, your family, and your pets. Even if what you have in your backyard a small hive, you will need to call a pest removal service.

Prevent wasps and bees

To keep these stinging insects, as well as other pests, from taking up residence on your property, it may take some preventative measures. First, you’ll want to reduce the clutter around your home and property. Wasps and bees are known to improvise when it comes to finding the perfect place for their hive. They will take up residence in old lawn equipment, inside of unused planters, and any place that a human rarely goes. Be diligent in your lawn and garden upkeep and you’ll reduce the number of locations a beehive can exist.

Secondly, you’ll want to seal holes that are in your home or other structures. Walk around your house, shed, barn, etc., to look for any holes that a bee might see as an entry point to their next home. Bees only need a quarter of an inch opening to get inside a building, so if you see any holes this size or larger, you should seal them as soon as possible.

Hire a professional

Beehives can quickly proliferate, and if you let it go, you may find yourself with hundreds of bees before you know it. A professional pest control company, or a beekeeper, will be able to remove your beehive, it’s honeycomb, and help prevent more bees from moving in later.

Bumblebees are now endangered

Bumblebees are now on the endangered list and should be protected at all times. They are an integral part of our food supply, and without bees, we won’t have a lot of the food we have today.