Do pest control deal with bees?

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Do pest control deal with bees?

For commercial premises, such as schools or hospitals, pest control companies may be able to help. However, they may exterminate the bees as a last resort, so remember beekeepers will usually offer a free service and keep the bees alive to make honey and help pollinate fruits and vegetables for us.

Do councils handle bees?

Charges may apply. We also provide free-of-charge treatment to council tenants for cockroaches, squirrels, mortar bees, pharaoh ants and woodworm. Tenants in privately-rented accommodation should report pests to their landlord or managing agent.

Do councils remove bees nests?

We would not advise removing an occupied wasp nest by yourself, so your local council will provide a pest management service that can destroy the colony and remove the nest.

Are bees considered pests?

Honey bees pollinate our crops but may be considered a pest because they can sting.

How do you repel bees without killing them?

There are numerous ways to get rid of bees naturally, and are safe for both the bees and the environment:

  1. Call a Beekeeper.
  2. Drive bees away with the smoke.
  3. Moth Balls.
  4. Bitter Almond oil.
  5. Vinegar Spray Solution.
  6. Cinnamon.
  7. Garlic Spray.
  8. Citronella Candles.

Should I exterminate bees?

Answer: Some PCOs will tell you that it is illegal to kill honey bees. This simply is not true. Honey bees can be a nuisance, and in some situations, killing them is the best option. This is especially true if the bees are stinging family members or pets or neighbors.

How do I get rid of a bees nest?

How to humanely remove a bees nest from your home, according to…

  1. I just found a beehive near my house.
  2. Determine the location of the bees.
  3. Smoke them out.
  4. Consider vinegar.
  5. Sprinkle some cinnamon.
  6. If all else fails, call a professional.
  7. What can I do to help prevent bees from nesting on my property?
  8. Plug up any holes.

What to do if I find a bees nest?

We recommend that if you find a bumblebee nest, it is best to leave it alone and avoid disturbing it. If you do approach close to it, be sure not to breathe on the nest, as this can make the bees behave defensively, and they may sting.

Should I leave a bees nest alone?

While bees and wasps will defend their nests, they are unlikely to attack you unless you get too close. If possible, it is best to leave their nests well alone. Remember that bumble bees will never attack you if left alone.

What causes bee infestation?

The insects prefer dark and protected areas, so wall voids or chimneys often fit their needs. Any living space exposed to the outside is at risk for bee infestations. Some species that nest in wall voids fly inside the living space through baseboards, electrical outlets, and cracks in walls.

What’s a good bee repellent?


  • Combine 2 or 3 teaspoons of liquid soap with water in your spray bottle.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your mixture.
  • Add 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to your mixture.
  • Spray this around your doors, windows, decks, patios, and so on to keep your outside events buzz-free.

What smell bees hate?

Bees also have a distaste for lavender oil, citronella oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, lemon, and lime. These are all topical defenses you can add to your skin to keep bees away. Unlike other flying insects, bees are not attracted to the scent of humans; they are just curious by nature.

Who are pest control contractors for London Borough of Bromley?

We work with our pest control contractors SDK Environmental Ltd (trading as Dial A Pest) who will respond to enquiries and requests for help. They can help in identifying the particular animal or insect and either arrange for a treatment to be carried out or, where no service is available, advise on what steps can be taken to resolve the problem.

What are the powers of the Council to prevent pests?

The council has specific legal powers within the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, to take steps to ensure that owners and occupiers of land keep their land free from large numbers of rats and mice.

Where can I get a pest control service?

You can also book and pay for your treatment online. They can help in identifying the particular animal or insect and either arrange for a treatment to be carried out or, where no service is available, advise on what steps can be taken to resolve the problem.

Do you have to charge for pest control?

This service is chargeable. Our contractor treats for rats and mice and a wide range of insect pests, including fleas, beetles, bedbugs and certain moths. The service offered for cockroaches or ant species, which require specialist treatment, is not included in the price quoted below and would require a survey and separate quote.

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