Live Bee Removals in Essex
Bees provide an excellent service to our planet’s ecosystem, but sometimes they decide to form their hive in an inappropriate or awkward place. Whether it be in your chimney, roof space, or even managing to get into your walls or cavities it can be a stress to try to live alongside them. Tracker Pest Control are the Essex specialists in removing and relocation of unwelcome honey bees that have arrived at your property and taken up permanent residence in a place that they shouldn’t have.
Whether you are a company or an individual, not following your legal obligations can lead to a £25,000 fine.
Potential consequences of failing to remove bees:
- Compromised structural integrity
- Further infestation in other areas of the property
- Bees swarming
- Interior damage from honey leaks
- Fire hazards from inflamable beeswax in chimney flues
- Infection and spread of hive diseases to other local colonies
- Blockage to air vents and chimneys leading to damages and risk of poisonous has buildup in the property
- Infestations from other species such as mites, hive beetles, wax moths, wasps and ants
Tracker Pest Control specialise in the non toxic live removal and relocation of bees in and around the entire Essex area. We carefully remove the hive by hand, and thoroughly clean the area to ensure that no honey residue or hive structure is left behind. Then we relocate the bees by either donating them to local beekeepers to give them a place to live where they can thrive or moving them to a safer area ourselves. This particular way of carrying out live bee removal is ethical and you can rest assured we are fully insured to carry out all aspects of the work the correct way, the same way we have been doing for many years.
- Honey bees in the roof or wall cavities – Generally speaking bees don’t colonise roof spaces, when they are flying in beneath tiles they more often than not are colonising a cavity wall or an old dismantled chimney stack hidden below the tiles. We remove live bees from walls and can do so without the use of any toxic pesticides. The method used is determined by the amount of time the bees have been in the wall and the type of wall cavity it is. The longer a bee colony has been in a wall the harder it can be to remove them but we have many tools and methods at our disposal to ensure every single one is removed safely and with minimal disruption to your property.
- Honey bees in your chimney or chimney space – Situations where honey bees are making their hive and honeycomb in chimney stacks are extremely common these days, and it’s usually the case that the removal of bees from a chimney happens way more often than any other place that a bee could find to make their hive. If your chimney is still in use we would recommend having a qualified gas or HEATAS heating engineer attend to disconnect and decommission your appliance before we attend and then to reinstate it afterwards.
For live bee removal in Essex that does not contaminate the environment, damage your home, kill other bee colonies or allow insecticide to enter the human food chain all while complying with both the law, and other various regulations. For more information give us a call today on 07562108883, and we will be happy to help to discuss your requirements or for a free no-obligation quote.
Indentifying the Bees in your Home
Masonry Bee Removal & Relocation
Masonry Bees are generally regarded as a solitary type of bee, they do not participate in the creation of hives nor form colonies. Within the UK there are nearly 20 different species of them.
Though you would believe that a single Bee could create such damage but due to their nesting they cause individual holes within soft bricks and mortar joints. These “Bee Holes” are usually found on external walls from 5mm – 25mm deep.
It’s recognised that a Masonry Bee does not cause serious lasting damage to buildings but with multiple burrows erosion from weather and deterioration as water freezes and expands can lead to issues down the line.
Controlling Masonry Bees is not as easy as it may sound, though can depend on the severity of the situation. Each single Bee hole may have it’s own resident meaning they have to be dealt with individually and ideally the holes be resealed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage.
If you are looking for advice or our services please get in contact with our specialist team who will have your problem sorted in no time.
Reasons for relocating honey bees from void spaces specifically:
There is a major disease risk to local healthy honey bee colonies when leaving combs in void spaces. American and European Foul Broad are two of the main diseases known to be passed on, along with a slew of others that can impact other healthy colonies locally. In short, this means it is better for the whole species to have them removes alive and relocated to a professional beekeeper where they can be monitored and treated appropriately.
Honey Bee Nest Removal & Relocation
Here at Tracker Pest Control we never use dangerous chemicals to remove Bees from your home or roof, the best course of action is to use our Swarm Collection service.
Do not be alarmed if you come across a swarming hive this is a natural cycle to the honey bees in which involves the old colony reproducing with the old queen bee. The honey bees then leave their hive and form a hanging swarm cluster whilst the scout bees find a good place for their new home.
Most Honey bee swarms are not aggressive, but it is highly advised to stay away from them until your Bee Swarm collection expert has arrived and safely box them.
It is important that you know the following in regards to our services:
Even if nest entrances and combs are sealed after we are finished, simply spraying or smoke bombing the honeybees will not resolve the problem. These methods are ineffective as it only has a negative impact on honeybees doing nothing but antagonise them and it leaves behind the combs. Spraying the bees will make them more aggressive and they will be more likely to sting.
Abandoned honeycombs are ideal environments for moth and mite infestations. If left for long enough they can also start to smell and melt causing lasting or permanent damage to the property. Honey Bee colonies are known to store up to 300kg of honey and 80,000 worker bees.