Bee Removal and the Threat of Africanized Bees
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem in the area of pollination. Bees are responsible for pollinating at least 35% of the world’s crops, providing many of the fruits and nuts we eat. Bees also pollinate the alfalfa that cows feed on. While they provide many benefits, Houston is home to Africanized bees, a species that we should be wary of. As a more aggressive type of bee, their nests do not belong on the eaves of our houses. This is where EnviroCon Termite & Pest can help with bee removal.
While European Honey bees are docile, Africanized Honey bees, also known as killer bees, emerged in Texas in the 1990’s and have been replacing European Honey bees at a steady rate. The threat of an Africanized honey bee is much greater than other bee strains. They are prone to react to disturbances ten times faster than European Honey Bees, and will chase a person a quarter of a mile. They are less successful with pollination, incapable of surviving winters and abandoning their nests without reason. Unlike the European honeybee, African bees are indiscriminate in their nesting sites, and tend to choose places near or on the home.
If you suspect Africanized bees have built their hive in or around your home, call EnviroCon Termite & Pest to come remove the hive with no risk to you. Do not interfere with the hive on your own. Our experts know how to exterminate the bees and remove all traces of the hive such that bees don’t come back to the nest.
For more information see our corporate EnviroCon Termite & Pest site.