Bee Control Services
Welcome to Wheeler's Bee Control. We service the Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, Murrieta, Temecula, Corona, Eastvale and San Diego area. Wheeler's Bee control experts are in the business of bee removal and wasp removal. Wheeler's Bee Control has Licensed technician's and years of experience with any problems you have in regards to bee removal or wasps extermination. Our goal is to give you the correct knowledge about bees and wasp so you can make a good decision. We give advice, competitive pricing and immediate professional bee removal services. Call Wheeler's Bee Control Today!
Bee Extermination Facts
Are they honey bees or are they Africanized?
There are a number of insects that people call bees. Some are bees, some are wasps, but many of them are not honey bees.
Are they yellow jacket wasps?
- Yellow jackets are about the same size as honey bees. They are dark black and bright yellow, with clearly defined black and yellow bands.
REMOVING BEES IN THE WALLS
Bee removal from a wall is probably not something you want to do yourself. We recommend calling a professional. You want to get someone who has the equipment and experience to deal with bees, and do it right. Not all pest control operators will do all that we recommend here, and we think you are asking for trouble if you just have the bees killed and nothing else...
Ways of Getting Rid of Bees
Many insecticides can be used to Control bees, the principal problem is getting the material to the bees inside a cavity, with multiple wax combs forming further barriers to insecticide application. Sometimes holes are drilled in the wall to inject insecticide, sometimes it can be applied through the entrance that the bees use. Note that the use of insecticide will render any honey in the colony inedible.
Removing the nest
If the job ends with Controling the bees, you may have up to 10 pounds of dead bees, several more pounds of developing bee larvae, wax combs and up to 100 or so pounds of honey still inside. The rotting bees can smell pretty bad, and, with no bees to protect them, the combs may melt or fall. If this happens, honey will leak out and can seep out through your wallpaper and baseboards, and even between stories in a house. This is not good, and to avoid it you need to remove the dead bees and the nest. This almost always involves opening up the cavity (i.e. removing siding or wallboard) scraping out the mess, and then repairing the wall.
Do I have to do all that?
If you know for sure that a colony has moved into a cavity within the last 2 days, it will not have built much comb or stored much honey. In this situation you may get away with just killing the bees, hoping they don't smell too much, and carefully closing off all entrances to the cavity. Now what do you have? A wall full of decomposing bees' wax and honey soaked in chemicals. It is always better to do the full job above .If the bees have been in place more than a week you are asking for trouble not to open the cavity to remove the insect. You're just making a bad problem a lot worse if you don't.
ALMOST INVISIBLE ENEMY INVADING ORANGE COUNTY!
“Tens of thousands have been killed and eaten by these Marauding hordes”
If you live in Orange County California you must have read or at least heard about the increase in Africanized Bees in Orange County. Some of the headlines about these “killer bees “are a bit melodramatic but bee attacks can be deadly to people and pets. The CDC, Centers for Disease Control, says that on the average, 55 people a year die from bee, wasp or hornet stings in the United States.
BEE WARE – The Africanized Bee
The African bee that started this mess was introduced into Brazil in the 1950s and cross-breed with the European honey bee in an attempt to increase honey production of the European bees. In 1957 a number of swarms escaped their quarantine area in Brazil and have since spread and cross breed with local bees throughout South, Central America and started to show up in North America in 1985. As they spread, 10 of thousands of people and animals have been attacked, killed and eaten by these marauding hordes of bees. Hopefully you don’t believe that, but newspapers need to sell papers, Hollywood knows that sensationalism sells and needs to sell movies and I need people to read and share by blog postings.
You see there hasn’t been a dramatic spike in the numbers of people killed buy bees in the US since the arrival of this strain of bees. In Mexico where they are more wide spread, these Africanized bee were responsible for 192 deaths between 1988 and 1993. That’s a death rate of one person per 1.4 million people per year. That was slightly higher than before the killer bees arrived. In Brazil, since the first introduction of the African bee and the developing strains of Africanized bee in that area, the number of human attacks has been dropping after the initial spike with their introduction. It looks like their aggressive behavior is being reduced as they cross breed with more and more local bees in the areas they spread too. But we should not make light of the fact that Africanized bees will never lose all of their aggressive behavior.
Living with this bee- Some basic facts to understand Despite the savage image shown in the Hollywood film, The Swarm, these bees don’t seek out victims to sting. They do attack in defense of their hive like all bees but this tropical species became meaner and more aggressive because, were they grew up, they had more predators constantly attacking their hives.
You really can’t tell the difference between the common bee and the Africanize ones unless you’re under attack or have a trained person inspect them under a microscope. Therefore, developing an awareness of their behavior and potential should be developed in your children and yourself.
Swarming bees, ones that are looking for a home, rarely attack. They are looking for a place to set up housekeeping so they have nothing to protect.
Once the Africanized bee has established its hive, they can be quite dangerous.
How can I prevent attacks?
Since any bee attack can be lethal, watch and listen for bee activity.
Be alert for groups of bees entering, leaving or hovering around an entrance or opening in hollow objects, hollow logs, piles of junk or wood, in eves, mail boxes, electrical and utility boxes.
If you think you see a bee hive or lots of activity around your home, stay at least 100 feet always from that area and call us.
African bees nest close to the ground and are particularly sensitive to the vibrations caused by lawn mowers, weed eaters and machinery in general. So, be aware of your surroundings when cutting your grass or working in your yard.
Call Wheeler’s Pest Control if you have a bee problem. Our bee exterminators will know how to handle any situation you may have.
Why do bees Attack and What to do if they do?
Woman, teen attacked by bees after car crashes into tree March 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A 71-year-old woman in Palm Desert is recovering after being stung by a swarm of 75,000 Africanized honey bees, officials said. March 9, 2014 | By a Times staff
Swarming bees attack workers at golf course in Costa Mesa March 24, 2014 | By Orange County staff writer
Hiker killed at Eaton Canyon was 17-year-old girl Mar 24, 2014 |By Times Staff writer
The above were some of the bee attacks in Southern California that were reported in the spring of 2014 and now the spring of 2015 is just around the corner. So I decided to give some helpful advice about what is happening with bees in the Los Angeles and Orange County area and how to deal with them if they attach.
In Orange County there are a couple of renegade bee keepers illegally placing bee hives throughout Orange County. Some are being placed on private properties without the owner’s permission and some are being placed in city parks. We are not talking about 1 here and 1 there; we are talking about hundreds of hives. This action is putting a lot of bees near people, too near in my opinion. Also, in both Orange County and Los Angeles County the number of amateur beekeepers are placing hives in their yards, and the numbers are increasing at a record pace.
ALL this means is that your chances of having a bee encounter is increasing so you need to know something about bees and what to do if you encounter them.
Bees in general, only attack to defend their hive or if they are under personal attack. So don’t go slapping around a bee and stay at least 25 feet away from a hive you may encounter. Other things that may start an attack are vibrations from say a lawnmower, weed whacker, banging on tree or concrete patio, carbon dioxide, hair, dark colors and scents from body washes and perfumes. You can understand this behavior if you really think about it. The common predators of bees are hairy, dark in color, are banging around their hive and have strong smells. When bees do attack predators they attack around the head area because this is the most sensitive area of their bodies. It’s important to note that if you’re getting upfront and personal with bees they will begin to warn you by buzzing around your head to get your attention before an attach. It’s important to know once a bee stings, its ultimate act since it dies right after sting, it will leaves the stinger in its victim with its abdomen attached. At that same moment it lets out an alarm pheromone to let the others know where to come to help fight of the intruder. But before it dies it will spend its last moments buzzing around the intruder distracting its victim.
The Africanized bee venom is no stronger the regular old honey bee. The problem with this bee is that is more sensitive to the alarm pheromone and produces much more of it. It’s also more sensitive to vibrations and movements. A study in 1985 found they respond 2.4 times fast than normal bees to the pheromone and 30 times fast to rapid movements. They are just more sensitive to motions, vibrations, smells or any minor disturbance.
What do I do if I am attacked by bee?
RUN! Don’t make the mistake of standing still. Get to a shelter as quickly as you can. This can be a car or building that securely shuts
If you can’t get to a shelter quickly, run through shrubs or bushes. It distracts the bees.
If there are no shelters near buy get running an don’t stop until the stop chasing you. The Africanize bee is known to follow you for a mile. (Hope you are in shape).
Don’t be fooled into escaping in water. The Africanized bee will wait around while you under the water and attach when you come up to breath. Since it your head coming up first they will sting your face, nose and fly into your mouth when you try to take a breath.
Wheeler’s provides bee control services in Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. If you need help for any pest control problem just a call. Bee Control Orange County, Murrieta, Temecula, Corona, Eastvale.