How to estimate the cost of Live bee removal at your home
A very commonly asked question about bee removal services is how much it costs. The short answer is that it depends. Much like if you were going to hire a contractor to remodel your kitchen, you cannot expect the contractor to quote you a price without knowing more specific information, such as the size of your kitchen, they types of materials to be used, how much material would be needed for cabinetry, countertops, etc. Similarly, in order to quote a price for bee removal service, we would first need to know the following information.
Where are the bees located…inside an interior, exterior wall or ceiling, on a tree, inside your roof?
Let’s say you observe bees entering and exiting you home through a hole or crack in an interior or exterior wall. This may be a good indication that beehive is within a wall. So why does this matter? Let’s say for example, that a hive is located within an interior wall of your home. If you want to utilize live bee removal, the wall needs to be cut open in order to access the hive and remove the queen and other bees in her colony. There is an increased cost associated with the cost of time, materials and work in cutting open a wall and then repairing afterwards. In contrast, the cost to remove a beehive from a tree should be considerably less.
Do you know for what length of time the bees been inside the wall?
If you are able to determine that your bee problem is within a wall of your home in the early enough, then the cost remove should be less than if much time has passed and the beehive is much larger. A larger beehive also means more bees to deal with and can become more aggressive in defending their colony. Therefore, a well-established beehive can make removing it significantly more difficult. This also means that more beeswax and honey needs to be thoroughly removed in order to prevent damage to your home. That’s because any remaining honey and beeswax can potentially seep into your walls causing damage. In addition, rats and other vermin along with ants and other pests may be attracted to the area where any leftover honey may be. Moreover, at warmer temperatures, the beeswax may melt leaving behind unsightly stains on your walls.
What kinds of materials and structure affect the cost of bee removal?
When it’s necessary to repair the interior structure of the wall that surrounded the beehive, what type of materials (drywall, stucco, wood, paint, etc.) are needed to repair that structure and the labor associated with properly installing those materials affects cost.
How do you minimize bee removal cost?
The obvious way to minimize the cost of bee removal is of course to prevent bees from infiltrating your home to begin with. Hence, you may want to consider bee proofing your home. Bee proofing means that you will seal off any points of entry into your home. Even so, you may still find that determined bees have entered your home. If this is the case, it’s wise to take immediate action by contacting a bee removal professional. Early detection and action could end up saving you hundreds of dollars.