Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jacksonville Fla., Bumble Bee Nest

Don't try this!
This was a really good one. Our client was attacked by what he thought were ground hornets while mowing his lawn. Being the handy-do-it-selfer family man he is, he set out to take care of these pesky critters.
So, he first attempted to burn them out. set fire to the grass covering the nest opening and nearly started a forest fire! Next up was a week long campaign to dowse them with insecticide, which resulted in small reduction in population AND very angry bees. You see, these weren't hornets, but actually they were Bumble Bees!

Bumble bee nest opening

Bumble bees often nest in abandoned rodent burrows as seen here. They can number in the hundreds per colony, and can be very defensive girls, rivaling Killer Bees (African Honey Bees, actually), in the distance that they will chase victims. It's not unusual to receive 50 stings before one runs the several hundred feet to get away.

Bumble Bee nest in rodent nest

Listen, we are experts at the control and removal of Bumble Bees. Trying to burn them out or throwing can after can of bug spray doesn't work.

Bumble Bee Nest

For less than the cost of an emergency room visit (or Fire damage), we will take care of your bee problems so you can rest easily at night.

Want to see more Bumble Bee jobs we've performed? Just click here!

Please, don't attempt a removal of bees, as they can be deadly, even swarms have attacked us since Killer Bees are now here. We've had fatalities occur in Florida because of improper stinging insect removal techniques.

Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.) or submit a bee removal FREE inspection here!

  • Mr. Jonathan Simkins B.S.& Richard Martyniak M.S.
  • Stinging Insect Entomologist
  • 4 Licensed Pest Control Operators on Staff
  • 5 Registered Beekeepers on Staff
  • (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.)
  • Bee Safe!

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