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Bee control and removal

Bees may be beneficial for our environment, but they can be hazardous when they build nests near homes and businesses. This is especially true for anyone allergic to bee stings. It’s never safe to attempt to treat or remove a nest on your own, and it can be dangerous, even if you are taking the proper precautions.

At Western Exterminator, our experts know how to safely handle any bee problem, as they have years of experience in identifying, treating, and safely handling bees. We understand that different situations call for different treatments. Contact Western today to find out how we can safely and effectively control bees around your home or business.

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Control bees: the Western way

Western’s Pest Control Technicians know how to control bees the right way and follow all local, state, and federal regulations for bee removal and prevention. We strive to protect pollinators and the environments where they live to ensure they are not affected when applying external treatments to residences and businesses.

Before you take action against bees on your property, contact Western for an inspection. Western will only remove a bees' nest if there is a viable threat to people in the home. The method of removing bee nests can vary depending on the size of the nest, where it's located, and what types of bees are present. Therefore a site inspection and initial consultation are very important.

Types of bees

There are over 20,000 types of bees worldwide. Though bees are amazing for our environment, they can pose serious health risks to those who have a bee allergy. Knowing what type of bee is on your property is the best way to decide on the perfect treatment plan to control them.

Different bee species require different treatments and equipment. Often, bees are mistaken for wasps, each requiring its own unique treatment. Our experts live in the areas they service and are familiar with all bee species living in California, Washington, Arizona, and the Pacific Northwest.

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Behive removal

Western Technicians use the proper tools and protective suits to ensure the process is safe. They are trained to treat various types of hives and nests. Once the bee species is identified, your Technician will discuss treatment options with you. In some instances, treatment may involve a beekeeper, or, it may involve eliminating a nest that could pose a serious health threat. If left untreated, bee hives can get large enough to enter your property resulting in a hazard to everyone in and around the area.

How to keep bees away

It is best to leave bee removal to the experts – either a pest control company or a beekeeper, depending on your scenario. Keeping bees away using DIY bee removal methods is not recommended because it can be dangerous and most likely will not work. Most home and business owners do not have the proper clothing or equipment to deal with bees on their own. Identifying the type of bee and implementing treatment plans is a job for a Western Technician.

Protection with PestFree365+

Bees are great for the environment but can be a nuisance to your property and a health hazard, especially if you or one of your family members or pets is allergic to bees. Stinging insect control is included in our PestFree365+ program. Our PestFree365+ plan is a year-round protection plan for over 36 of the most common household pests, including bees.

If you are struggling with bees on your property, contact a local Western Exterminator bee control expert today. We’re here to help.

Frequently asked bee control questions


  • What is the best way to get rid of bees?

    The best way to get rid of bees is to have a pest control company, like Western Exterminator, identify the type of bee on your property. Once the species is identified, you will either work with the bee Technician or contact a local beekeeper to have the bees removed from your property.


  • How much does it cost to get rid of a beehive?

    Many factors can affect the cost of removing a beehive, including the type of bee species, the size and severity of the infestation, and the equipment needed to remove the bees. Western offers free home inspections and can provide estimates for bee removal.


  • Do people remove bees on their own?

    We do not recommend attempting to remove bees on your own. Especially if you or someone on your property is allergic to bees, it is best to stay away from the bees or hive and call an expert. Once on site, an expert can determine the safest and most effective course of action. It may involve bee control treatments or complete hive removal by a licensed beekeeper.


  • Can you remove bees while they’re swarming?

    We do not recommend attempting to remove bees while they’re swarming. Swarming is a natural process for a bee colony. It occurs when a hive has become too crowded or when bees abandon their hive because of a lack of resources. Swarming bees are not prone to attacking and will ultimately leave the area within 24-48 hours.

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