Honey bees make colonies in structures, trees and other spots that consist of thousands of bees and a large wax honeycomb. DELPA Bee Removal provides several services to deal with these colonies and other similar insects Price Plans
HoneyComb Removal and Structural Repairs
When we're performing a bee hive removal, we not only remove the actual bees, we remove the honey-comb that they've made as well. Honeycomb is made of a waxy hexagonal structure that holds liquid honey and bee larvae called brood. Bees start to make honey-comb a day or two after arriving at a hive location. After just a week, bees can make more than a pound of honey-comb. When bees have been working on a hive for a few months it is typical for the hive to weigh 10 to 20 pounds, and if a bee hive has been around for a year or more it is not uncommon for it to weigh hundreds of pounds. DELPA BEE removes all the honeycomb, cleans the hive space and treats the area to eliminate odors of the honey-comb and bee pheromones. The service comes with a warranty insuring that the bees will not come back.
When we remove bee hives from buildings, we repair any openings made to extract the hive, and completely seal the structure as a final precaution. DELPA BEE REMOVAL expert technicians have years of experience repairing stucco, drywall, plaster, carpentry, siding and roofs (roof repairs are guaranteed leak-free).
The importance of removing honeycomb:
There are a few reasons it is necessary to remove the honey-comb, even if all the bees have been removed or eradicated. Bees have a very fine sense of smell, and the odor of an old hive will attract bees in the surrounding area for years. If they smell honey-comb they will attempt to re-occupy the site. Even if the hive space is sealed, bees will make hives in other parts of the structure, or in nearby trees. Honey is an attractive food source for many other pests such as rats, roaches, and ants, as well. These pests will also try to get into the abandoned hive to feast. Lastly, the honey itself can cause damage to the building: if there are no bees present to tend to the hive and maintain the temperature of the honey-comb, it will melt and seep into building materials. Hives in roofs are especially problematic, as the honey will start to drip through the drywall ceiling.
Not all bee hive removal is equal:
As discussed above, to get rid of bees for good, it is necessary to remove the odor of a hive. Occasionally we get calls from people who have had a hive removed from their structure by another bee company only to get bees back in the same spot the next year. Just because someone has pulled 30 or 40 pounds of comb out of a wall or roof doesn't mean the odor has been eliminated. The hive must be removed very thoroughly, and the hive space must be cleaned and treated.
Wasp Removal, Hornet Removal and Yellow Jacket Removal
In addition to working with honey bees, DELPA BEE also removes wasps, hornets, yellow-jackets and their nests. Most of the time these insects are exterminated rather than removed alive.Price Plans