Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orlando Yellow Jacket Removal

Sometimes we are called to large Yellow Jacket infestations, and these are always a lot of hard, hot and challenging work.

Check out this nest, which I took pics of after I removed it from under an ornamental hedge:
Orlando YellowJacket nest
It measured over 4 feet long X 2 feet deep and left quite a crater underneath the hedge. The client was soooo happy that I removed the nest properly and quickly on a 99 degree sunny day!

If you have ground bees, ground wasps or yellowjackets, call us, The Stinging Insect Experts for quick and competent removals of your stingers! 1-800-343-5317 or 321-206-5100

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC, a Licensed, Insured and Certified Pest Control Provider

p.s., here's a photoshop filtered version of the above yellowjacket nest..couldn't resist!! I was so hot after several stings and being in my bee suit that this is what the nest looked like to me!
Orlando ground bee nest

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Villages Bee Removal

The Villages Irrigation Box Bee Removal

This is one off those situations that has BAD news written all over it. An Africanized Honey Bee colony moves into a ground irrigation box and we are called in to remove it. Handled incorrectly, we threaten lives of nearby neighbors and pets. Heck, even handled correctly, we still could have an errant injury or death.

Our protocol is designed to reduce the significant defensiveness that can arise from these dangerous insects. Don't attempt a removal yourself, Call the Killer Bee Experts at 1-800-343-5317

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC, a Florida Licensed & Insured Pest Control Company

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cocoa Beach Bee Removal: Massive Honey Bee Swarm

This is a treat, a real old fashioned primary swarm in Coca Beach Florida. It's a treat because we rarely see large swarms anymore as most of our feral or wild bees in Brevard county are now Africanized Honey Bees, aka Killer Bees.
Cocoa Beach Bee Removal Large bee swarm

Numbering well over 50,000 individuals, we elected to hive this swarm into 2 hive boxes. It's rare for us to perform live bee removals in Cocoa Beach, but this was almost certainly European Honey Bees, just because of the large number of individuals. In addition, the risk factor was minimal as this yard was surrounded by dense vegetation and was several hundred feet away from the nearest neighbor.

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 many fatalities occur in Florida because of improper removal techniques. Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at 1-800-343-5317 or submit a bee swarm inquiry here!

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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Davenport Yellow Jacket Removal: Huge Yellow Jacket nest in Fish camp

Davenport Fl: Fish Camp overrun by Gigantic Yellow Jacket Nest!

Yellow jacket wasps are opportunistic: They will gladly move into structures if humans are'nt using them effectively! This nest was found in an old Florida Fish camp in Davenport that had been abandoned for a short period
Davenport Yellow Jacket nest in Fish Camp

This species of yellow jacket is Vespula squamosa, the Southern Yellow Jacket, and it can contain hundreds of Queens, which allows the nest to grow into millions of individuals, and several feet in size!
Davenport Yellow Jacket Nest in Wall

Davenport Yellow Jacket nest in ground

Please, don't attempt a removal of yellow jackets, as they are deadly. We've had many fatalities occur in Florida because of improper removal techniques. Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at 1-800-343-5317 or submit a yellow jacket inquiry here!

Jonathan Simkins B.Sc., Entomologist
Insect IQ

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3-Lake Mary Bee Removal

Lake Mary Bees in Wall
Here is a typical scenario we find in Florida. Honey Bees, ( including "Killer Bees" ), move thru a small wall opening and start building a nest inside the wall void. Homeowners see the activity and start spraying the nest, and either make the bees very, very mad, or kill some of the bees. In both cases the colony usually persists, albeit with some damage and possibly stings to homeowners or neighbors, or even pets!

Now what makes this even worse is that now that the colony is weakened, other insect opportunists move in and start consuming the honey and pollen that resides inside.This activity is simply the worst that can happen, as these maggots (mostly fly and beetle larvae), will quickly turn what could be hundreds of pounds of honey, pollen and other organic materials into a rotting, fermenting, viscous soup, coating the interior void and forever making that area a beacon for new bee infestations.
Lake Mary Bees in Wall

This pic shows the opening to the wall void, the hundred or so bees around the opening.The green shaded area marks the interior dimensions of the bee nest. We estimate about 90 pounds of material. Treated improperly, as most pest control companies will, you set your self up for a lifetime of cleanup and retreat costs....bee woe as it were.

Enter the "DTS" system, our Entomologist developed protocol,  prevents the fermentation and degradation, allowing the nest material to remain permanently, protected from secondary pests, and saving you significant cash!

Call us at 1-800-343-5317 & speak to the Stinging Insect Experts!
Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe Bees!

Clients often find us after exhausting other means of removing bees that infest buildings, trees, etc. Hard Rock Cafe Orlando is no exception. Honey bees had infested a faux rock and column exterior for several years, and after several unsuccessful attempts of control, the team was finally called in to perform a permanent solution!

Here you see our technician Chris, finishing up bee proofing, after our team worked all night at heights approaching 70 feet, doing what no other firm could even think of attempting. Yes, we are the Stinging Insect Experts! ©

Bee Colony Located where Blue Circle is

Bees Buzzing You? ©
Call us at 1-800-343-5317
Richard Martyniak M.Sc., Entomologist