Honey Bee Identification
How do I know if I have honey bees?
The easiest way to determine this is to observe them. Honey bees in Denver, Boulder and elsewhere in Colorado will commonly build a hive in a soffit or roof area where there is a protected open space. The bees will fly in and out as well as around the opening. They are are fuzzy and generally gold and black in color. An active honey bee hive will contain thousands of bees, so you will normally see 30 to 50 at a time near the opening.
Are they dangerous?
Honey bees do sting, but they only sting once. The sting can be extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed from the sting. Persons allergic to insect stings will have a more severe reaction.
So why do I have them?
Honey bees swarm in the spring to start a new colony. Homes near water or flowering areas seem to be favored. Any small opening that leads to a protected area with room to build is sought out.
How do you get rid of them?
Getting rid of honey bees is a difficult, dangerous and messy job. That's why our service includes everything necessary for one fee.
Our treatment method consist of the following:
One-Time Service - Detailed inspection of the entire structure identifying areas of activity and entry points. Our trained professionals will cut into the structure and remove the hive, clean up the honey, apply a residual dust, fill the empty cavity with insulation, repair and seal the area.
This is a one-time service. For greater protection and money savings learn about Colorado's Choice Seasonal or Colorado's Select Commercial programs.
Is the treatment safe?
EnviroPest uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that is poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
How soon can you get here?
We take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does it cost?
Honey bee extractions are usually bids, due to the complexity of the job and materials required. Service includes removal of bees, hive and honey, exclusion and minor repair. Please contact us for an inspection and bid!
What is the warranty?
This service comes with a one year warranty from the initial service date.
We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your service, we will correct it free of charge. That’s EnviroPest’s promise to keep your home pest free.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients in Loveland, Fort Collins, and throughout Northern Colorado choose to continue service with our Colorado's Choice program to keep pests out of their home.
How do I schedule service?
You can either call us or fill out our online form. A customer service specialist will get back with you right away.