What To Do If You Discover You Have A Beehive On Your Houston Property


paper wasps hive in a tree
  • Paper wasps: They build gray nests that look like paper. They have smoky black wings and are usually a dark brown or black color.
  • Honey Bees: These bees are usually striped with black and amber colors. They are fuzzy and can occasionally be all black.
  • Bumblebees: These are large bees that are black and yellow. They are fuzzy and create a loud buzzing sound.
  • Carpenter bees: This species is known for destroying property as they tunnel through wood. They have an abdomen that is solid black and shiny.
  • Mud daubers: These wasps are mostly black and construct nests from mud.

Benefits And Risks Of Stinging Insects

Bees and other stinging insects such as wasps are great for the environment as they are pollinators. This means that they are essential for food production for humans as well as many animals. They are an essential part of ecosystems, but this doesn’t mean you want to have their nests on your property.
There are some species that attack by injecting venom multiple times while stinging. When this happens, even healthy adults who aren’t allergic can be at risk. People with allergies to bee stings are at risk if they are stung by any species. Because of this, it’s safest to ensure that you don’t have bees' or wasps' nests anywhere near your home or business.

Safe and Eco-Friendly Hive Removal

When it comes to removing beehives, it’s important to keep the bees alive as much as possible since they are essential for food production. Modern Pest Control provides a bee-removal service that focuses on removing the bees and keeping them alive. We work with local beekeepers to transport the bees to these facilities or to release them in rural areas.

Here is what our Bee Control Program is like:

  • We identify the bee problems you’re having.
  • We locate entry points and open up wall areas if we need to in order to access bees.
  • We remove the bees by using a vacuum designed to remove bees.
  • We relocate the bees if possible.

Preventing Wasps

The best way to prevent wasps is to make your property less attractive to them. Here are some things you can do:

  • Make sure trash cans are secured with tight-fitted lids.

  • Don’t keep trash cans near your doors and windows.

  • Check and ensure that screens in doors and windows are secure and don’t have any holes.

  • Don’t leave food outside and clean up any spills.

  • Store pet food properly.

Learn More About How To Protect Your Property

If you have questions about protecting your home or business from wasps and bees, feel free to contact the experts at Modern Pest Control. We have over 65 years of experience in providing high-quality pest control. We are happy to provide help and assistance. Give us a call today. 


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