These are the factors that determine the cost of bee removal and what you should look for in the way of a permanent and ecological solution. Grab a pencil because you will want to jot these points down and convey them to your bee technician when you call him to get a quote. Here we go.
The main factors that determine the cost of bee removal are:
How large is the space where they are inhabiting?
How long have they been there?
How aggressive are your bees?
Bees will grow until they reach their limits. When they reach that limit they will automatically start to feed Royal Jelly to a bee larva and produce another queen. The new queen will stay and the old queen will fly off with half the worker bees and begin a new house. So be careful, that could mean that you end up with two or more new colonies to eliminate! Bees divide from 3 to 13 times per year! If the space where your bees are residing is small they will split more frequently but if they are in a big space those bees will continue to build their colony until its very large. So it’s easy to find that more time, in a bigger space, will more likely mean you will have a big bee colony to remove. Most companies will provide you a best case and worse case estimate of costs based on the “history” of infestation. Lets talk a little about distances.
Bees will fly in between the studs of a wall and attached to the very top. Over time they will construct in this area and can create a very big colony, but note not infinite. The limits are that they studs in wall. From the hollow spaces of a block wall you’ve got a virtually limitless amount of space for bees to construct and never find a need to split and swarm away. A shed floor is not limitless, but it is a very large space whereas a trailer floor is almost infinite and potentially can be a monster big bee colony.
Your trained bee removal expert will be familiar with most situations and once you tell him where the bees are and how long they’ve been there he is going to be able to give you the estimate thus allowing you to shop around. But there is more to think about.
Are they on the first floor or the second or maybe the third? Bees will always go to the “highest” stage in almost any structure so where it may look like the are at the peak of the wall they maybe actually at the top of the second story even though you see them going in at the bottom of the second floor. Work off tall ladders, lifts, or scaffolding raise the expense of your bee removal but do not be foolish and be tempted with a fast fix and opt for ‘pest management” spraying. It may be cheaper on the short run but cost you much not too far into the future. Return and review Part one to this introduction to find out more as to why spraying does not work. The logistics, danger, and extra time required to operate off a ladder or lift will add to the bill.
The last element is something that has become a consideration in recent years with the coming of the African Killer bee, so called. These are honey bees that have a very aggressive nature and they will hybridize with our domestic bees and create a more competitive bee. If the bees are too aggressive then more care and greater pains have to be made to ensure that your situation is being handled quickly and safely including the need for the bee technician to invest more time at a popular bee suit, this possibly can increase the over all price of resolving your bee difficulties. Its important to note that very few bees are so competitive that they need to be destroyed. So please, if you’re able to, consider live bee removal and save the bees.