• Bees Buzzing Around Your San Antonio Home or Business? We Can Help

    Bees Buzzing Around Your San Antonio Home or Business? We Can Help

    One of the most essential and impossible questions in bee removal is identification of the bee species. This will tell you whether the bees are dangerous or not, and how best to remove them. Residents sometimes confuse bees with wasps and attempt to use store-bought wasp spray, which is ineffective and just angers the bees, endangering anyone in proximity. It is best left up to the Bee Specialists at Omega Animal Removal to determine whether or not you have encountered dangerous or harmless bees. Without an appropriate understanding of all bee breeds and their comportment, there is little to no way of knowing for sure whether you are dealing with Africanized Honeybees which are one of the more dangerous species.

    It is also important to deal with bees in a humane and gentle way as they are significant contributors to the ecosystem, and should be removed and relocated rather than exterminated as pests. Bees are an endangered species worldwide and it is inadvisable to attempt to kill them off for ecological as well as ethical reasons. Without careful removal of the hive and its pheromones, the bees will quickly be replaced by a new colony attracted by the ease of an already tested space on the side of your building.

  • Signs of a Bee Infestation

    Signs of a Bee Infestation

    Call your Omega Animal Removal professional if you recognize the following signs:

    • Groups of three or more bees hovering around your roof or exterior walls
    • An increase in numbers of bees swarming around your flower beds or windows
    • Waxy brown substance on the sides of your home or office building
  • San Antonio Bee Removal and Control Near Your Home

    San Antonio Bee Removal and Control Near Your Home

    Telling the difference between bee breeds is an essential priority before attempting removal of the species. European Honeybees are typically not hazardous and are the most common species throughout North America. If you discover a beehive on your property, call Omega Animal Removal and we will respond immediately with an evaluation by one of our Bee Specialists and the removal of all bees from your building’s proximity.

    The degree of jeopardy that comes with the existence of a bee colony on your San Antonio, Texas land is established by several factors quickly recognizable to our Bee Specialists. Africanized Honeybees should be avoided at all costs as they are particularly aggressive towards humans and pets. As one of the more belligerent breeds, they have a strategy for protection which leads them to attack in greater numbers and follow their victim for long stretches. Their venom is largely similar to other species and they are physically indistinguishable to the untrained eye, but it is the vengeance of their sustained attack that makes them more threatening.

  • Removing Bee Swarms in San Antonio

    Removing Bee Swarms in San Antonio

    Bee Swarming is the process of relocation that a thriving hive undertakes when they have a healthy population and can afford to split to create another colony elsewhere. It is unlikely to occur when part of the hive is susceptible to disease or starvation. Overpopulation of bee colonies typically occurs around seasonal shifts and together these factors make certain times of year ripe for a bee swarm.

    The swarm is undertaken by a group of worker bees and a queen, and occasionally several virgin bees. The former is more common and usually the more successful relocation mission. The pioneers typically gather at a resting site, in a tree or similar structure, and send scouts to search for their new location. These worker bees often find cavities in logs, but when such a location is unavailable, bees will often make use of eaves and roof overhangs to create their new hives.

  • Honeycomb Removal and Bee Control in Texas

    Honeycomb Removal and Bee Control in Texas

    When faced with the necessity of bee removal, one of the essential facts to know is that the only way to successfully dispose of a bee swarm is by completely removing the entire hive. A Bee Specialist can perform this action easily, expertly removing the pheromones left behind by the honeycomb and wax which are enticing to new bee populations. If the beehive and honeycomb removal process is not conducted thoroughly, the remains attract new bee swarms within a short period of time.

    The removal and control of bee populations can only be performed with the proper tools and know-how, garnered from study of bee behavior and trends. The removal of an entire honeycomb can include but is not limited to: tearing down soffits, wooden decks, walls and any other places that have been used by the bees to build their hives. Only with the help of Omega Animal Removal Bee Specialists can this task be conducted safely and efficiently. Contact our support line as soon as you suspect the presence of a bee infestation.