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Everything You Need To Know About Safe Bee Removal In Santa Barbara

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There are many pests here in Santa Barbara that we absolutely hate and wish didn’t exist. This is not the case for bees! These local insects are one of our favorite creatures for many reasons. (However, they can be problematic.) Today we are going to talk about the bees in Santa Barbra and provide some information about safe bee control. If that is what you are here for, keep reading. For direct information about pest control in Santa Barbara to remove a hive from your property, call Jhonny’s Pest Control. We will talk you through our control methods and schedule an appointment for service. 

The Important Role Bees Play In Our Environment

You might already know this, but bees are one of, if not the most, beneficial creatures on the planet. They are responsible for pollinating plants and they are really good at it. The honey bee, a common species in our area, is especially good at pollination, so good that it is a protected species. What does this mean? It means that there are many laws and regulations on how to deal with bees. If you spray a hive with harmful chemicals, you could be at risk of litigation. At Jhonny’s Pest Control, we carefully employ a softer approach to deal with these insects. We will talk more about our pest control for bees in just a bit.

Why You Don't Want Bees Hanging Around Your Yard

The occasional bee in your yard is not a clear threat to your health. These local insects only care about feeding on flowers, pollinating other plants, and keeping their hive and queen safe. This last bit is why bees can be dangerous. If a nest forms close to your home, these friendly insects become pests. Threatening a bee hive is a fast way to get stung. For most people, bee stings are not life-threatening. People with an allergy to venom, however, are at serious risk. One good way to reduce pain after being stung by a honey bee is to allow it to get itself free. Stingers only fall off when people panic and swipe bees from their skin. If you are not in immediate threat of other stings, stay calm and allow your small fuzzy "friend" to free themselves and fly away.  

Eco-Friendly Prevention Tips To Keep Bees From Returning To Your Yard

Although we do not support the use of chemicals or other harmful products to deal with bees, we do support eco-friendly preventative strategies. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to keep these potential pests off your property.

  • Reduce the number of flowering plants in your yard.
  • Plant peppermint, lavender, and lemon/lime plants around your home.
  • Keep an eye out for forming hives and call a professional the moment you notice one.
  • Cover drinks and food dishes when hosting outdoor gatherings.
  • Avoid wearing bright colors and flowery perfume while spending time in your yard.

For direct help with beehive removal, talk to our team about our services.

Call The Experts For The Safe Removal Of A Bee's Nest

We love bees. We do not love bees that settle on local properties. If you need these pests removed from your yard or home, get our team involved. We will identify nests and safely relocate these protected insects to somewhere where they will not bother anyone but instead can continue to be a benefit.

Contact Jhonny's Pest Control now to hear about our bee control services or to discuss other pest control offerings we provide in Santa Barbara.