Friday, April 8, 2011

Jacksonville Bee Swarm moves into a wall

Springtime means Bee swarm season, and what you see in the picture below, is a Jacksonville honey bee swarm that has decided to move through a wall and under a tub surround.
Jacksonville Swarm in house wall

This is a very common occurrence, and it sure helps to call us very soon, as if you leave the bee colony do it's thing, you could have hundreds of pounds of honey, bees, wax and pollen, that becomes a BIG problem.

Jacksonville Bee Swarm Removed
This pic shows how we cut through the wall, and into the void under the tub, where we removed the swarm and applied a residual insecticide that will thwart future bee swarms. It's an easy fix for the homeowner, to install an access panel that will allow inspections and access for things like plumbing fixtures under the tub. Notice how clean our cuts are and how we remove all bees, so the sting risk is minimized.

We are also licensed by the State of Florida as Certified Pest Control Operators, meaning we can legally remove pest honey bees from and around your structure. You will find folks that claim to be beekeepers, and are performing this work. Our advice is to run quickly from these folks, as you are afforded no protections should something go wrong. And with insects that can sting, causing injuries and/or death, don't you think it's wise to choose licensed, insured stinging insect experts? That's what I thought..  :-)

Call us at 1-800-343-5317 if you have a Jacksonville Bee swarm in or around your house!

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC

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