Devon Pest Control- The Bees Knees
Bees are rife at this time of year as the worker bees are out collecting pollen for their colony. Interestingly, there are over 200 different types of bees within the UK. It is common belief that bees are protected; however, this is not true. They are endangered though which means that care and consideration must be taken when dealing with bees. It is general practice for pest controllers to not kill the bees, but rather look to move the nest on to a different location or sometime just leave them be. The only time we would apply any treatment to a nest would be if there is a serious threat to human life.
When we are called to deal with a pest problem, you can be safe in the knowledge that we know what we are doing. We are trained professionals and hold all the relevant qualifications and insurance to complete jobs properly and efficiently. The pest control industry is ever changing with regards to new methods and introduction of different chemicals to use. This is necessary due to pests evolving the ability to become immune to some old methods of pest control and the chemicals used, they have a resistance or tolerance level which means that the treatment is not as effective. Like us humans, if you take antibiotics for a long period of time, they become less and less effective.
The only real exception to this is when we get a call about dealing with bees. For the most part, we will simply try to rehome them by moving their nest to a safe location or we may just leave them alone. The different species of bees require different forms of treatment (as a last resort). It is imperative that any treatment given is contained to just that nest. This is due to other bees entering hives that have been contaminated and taking honey back to their own colony. This is done primarily by blocking up any access points to the treated nest.
We are always available to offer advice and guidance with regards to bees, so if you think you may have a bee problem, please do not hesitate to give us a call.