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What Is the Right Approach to Handle Your Hive?

Bees are an important player in our food system, not only do they create delicious golden honey, but they are responsible for pollinating many of the plants we eat as food. But how can you tell what type of pest you’re dealing with? And how can you safely remove them from your property without endangering the bees which are very important to the health of the plants, trees, and flowers in your area?
At Holder Pest Control we are committed to ensuring the safety of our customers, so call us first when you find yourself with a stinging pest problem.

What are these bugs swarming my house?
While some types of wasps are pollinators, generally speaking, wasps and hornets are not that beneficial to the ecology in your area. While wasps eat other insects, making them carnivores, they pose a high risk to people and pets who are allergic to their venom. The easiest way to tell the difference between wasps, hornets, and bees is that bees have fuzzy bodies, while wasps and hornets are hairless. The “hair” on bees acts as a tool to trap pollen on their bodies as they move from plant to plant.

The Safe And Environmentally Friendly Removal Of Bees And Wasps
If you have an infestation of any kind at your house it is important to immediately call a pest control specialist and have the issue resolved. While there are sprays that you can purchase at your local hardware store to kill off offending pests, these toxic chemicals can be harmful if misused. Not to mention that irritating a hive of wasps can be a disaster for you and your family. In the case of wasps in or around your home, call us today for a safe removal.

If you find your hive is actually a colony of bees, it is better to relocate the hive rather than kill them. While they may seem like pests as you and your family try to enjoy time outdoors, they are very important to our ecosystem. Many of the plants, flowers, and fruit trees that Central Florida is famous for depend on bees for survival. Relocating your beehive protects these bugs which are so critical to our landscape. In this arrangement everyone wins. Your home is rid of stinging pests, the relocator gets a new colony of bees, and the local ecosystem can continue to thrive with the help of these ever-important pollinators.

Stinging bugs, regardless what kind, don’t make great house guests. Before taking action against your swarming houseguests, contact us for a free assessment and consultation.

Perhaps if you’re feeling adventurous you may choose, with the proper training and equipment, to relocate a bee colony to another area of their property, providing you and your family with a lifetime supply of fresh honey. Either way, call us today. Let us investigate your bug problem and recommend the best and safest solution for you. Consultations are free, so don’t wait!