Bee Service in Jackson, MS
Safe and Eco-Friendly Bee Extermination
There exist over 25,000 species of bees worldwide. In Mississippi, bees have a special importance -- over 20,000 colonies are devoted to the production of honey within the state alone and many other species are hailed because of the benefits crops have from their cross-pollination. However, on a daily level, many people and children are scared of bees and they can frequently be considered pests when found in the household.
Types of Bees in Mississippi
There exist many different varieties of bees in the state of Mississippi and the greater Jackson area. Take a look at some of the most common bees that you can encounter:
Carpenter bees are large bees that are most frequently seen in the springtime. Like other bee species, they are mostly black and yellow in color, but distinguish themselves by the presence of a shiny black tail. Carpenter bees are among the stronger types of bees -- they frequently use their strong jaws to dig tunnels through wood. Male carpenter bees are usually the ones seen wandering away from their nests and approaching and hovering close to people. However, these bees usually cause unnecessary panic considering that male specimens are unable to sting.
Unlike carpenter bees, honey bees are social insects that depend on their nests and are generally very organized in nature. Although honey bees generally do not wander very far from their nests, they have been known to sting humans or animals. Normally, they use their sting as a form of self-defense -- if they feel that they or their colony is endangered. A small percentage of people can be very allergic to honeybee stings so it is important to take all of the necessary precautions if you are aware that someone has an insect venom allergy.
Just like honey bees, bumblebees are also social insects and can be found living in colonies. However, unlike the honey bee variety, they generally live in smaller nests, with between 15 and 50 other bees. Bumblebees can be very aggressive if they are defending their hive, but are otherwise not a major problem to people.
Bee Control and Identifying Different Types of Bees
If you suspect that you have a bee problem in or around your household, make sure to contact our team of skilled bee exterminators. One of the first steps that we take when evaluating your bee problem is to identify the type of bee that is in your home. This step is the most important one -- the type of bee in your home will ultimately determine the approach we will take. Once we have completed this step, we outline our approach. We are committed to removing the bees from your home in a safe, sustainable and eco-friendly way.
Honey Bee Removal
Every year, Pest Control Operators are called regarding the removal of honey bees (and other insect pests) from homes and buildings. It’s difficult to suggest that, what may work for one location will work for another. No two situations are ever the same. Your home or business’s surroundings presents it’s pest’s issues.
When it comes to honey bees, ideally the goal would be to remove the nest. Doing so may present it’s own challenges. For honeybees it may be necessary to involve a beekeeper to remove the nest. If any walls or trim within the home are compromised, a carpenter may need to be involved. There can even be instances where it is necessary to involve a plumber or an electrician. If the nest cannot be removed in a practical manner and eradication is necessary Integrated Pest is here to serve.
Remember, the honeybee population are valuable pollinators. In the United States, 1/3 of our foods crops benefit either directly or indirectly from honeybee pollination. The destruction of honeybees should be a last resort.
If you are worried that you have a honey bee infestation in your home and you would like more information about some of the techniques that we generally use to eliminate them from your house, feel free to contact our team of bee experts. For more information, call Integrated Pest Control at 601-372-1812 (North) and 601-372-7788 (South) today!