Bee season comes every year in Northern VA without fail. It’s important to control bees early so they don’t take over your patio each summer. If you find a nest, it can be dangerous to try to remove it yourself. Having a pest control company take care of your bees is always the safest route. Hire a professional to exterminate them for you. Let Fox Pest Control do the dirty work.
You might already know that you have a Bee problem. Here are a couple of the most common signs of a bee infestation in Northern VA.
Bees are most often seen buzzing near flowers, from fruit tree blooms to decorative plants.
Carpenter bees drill holes in wood. These infestations are usually found in uncured wood in trees, fences, homes, wooden decks or outdoor furniture, or telephone poles.
Some kinds of bees make a visible nest. Most of these in Northern VA are either honeybees or a type of wasps — which are often mistaken for bees.
Think you have a bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (703) 454-8200 for a free Northern VA bee control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain bee free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the bees don’t come back. If you see any bee activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
We all know what it's like when you're trying to enjoy your yard,
and you hear a buzzing sound, right?
Then the jumping, swatting, and screaming begins.
Stinging insects are never fun to have around.
Bees, hornets, and wasps ruin the time you try to spend in your yard,
and when they're disturbed, they can become extremely aggressive.
Did you know that bees will build their nests
in the eaves of your house and in nearby trees?
Believe it or not, they even build nests in the ground.
So really, the only way to get rid of bees
is to completely remove the hive, and that's just what we do.
Our technicians are certified in all stinging insect removal methods.
If bees are ruining your time outside,
give us a call, and we'll send out a licensed, certified technician that same day.
We'll do a free inspection,
and then we will recommend the right treatment for your home.
Each visit comes with a follow-up report listing what we did
with helpful suggestions for keeping those stinging insects away.
Don't worry. If you continue to see bees,
simply give us a call and we'll come back for free.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Want to enjoy your yard this summer free of stinging insects?
Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.
If your area has problems with honey bees, it’s best to call a professional removal expert with the ability to relocate the bees while minimizing any harm to them and to you. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem and protecting them, and you, is important.
Most honey bees are not aggressive unless disturbed, although areas in the southern parts of the United States — like Texas, Florida, and California — are seeing increasing numbers of Africanized honey bees, which are extremely aggressive.
Honey bees generally don’t like to nest in an area that has a lot of traffic from humans or predatory insects. Most honey bees rarely infest homes and prefer to be left alone. The one exception to this is the Africanized honey bee, which is extremely aggressive.
Currently, none of our branches treat honey bees or remove their nests. Since they are a protected species in many states across the country, we rely on honeybee removal experts in many cases.
Find a responsible honey bee removal expert who follows state regulations. Try to preserve the hive and the honey as much as possible.
As the weather gets colder in Northern VA, all the bees in the hive gather together and vibrate their abdomens to make warmth. A few bees will die, even in a strong hive, but native bees are well equipped to survive the winter.
Body Color and Shape. Wasps have an elongated abdomen, and, usually, bright colors that stand out. Honey bees have a more muted yellow and black or brown appearance and have a more rounded body shape.
Hairs. Honey bees also have a large amount of fine hairs on their body and legs, making them look fuzzy. Few wasps have any hairs, and most have none at all.
Legs. Some honey bees that forage for nectar will also have yellowish clumps (pollen baskets) on their hind legs.
Besides making delicious honey, honey bees are valuable to the environment because they spread pollen between plants. This keeps plants strong and healthy and allows trees and other fruit-bearing plants to produce delicious food.
Africanized honey bees are the product of an experiment in Brazil where a scientist bred wild African honey bees with European honey bees.
After they were bred, Africanized honeybees were accidentally set loose. They spread throughout South America and have reached the southern United States, from Florida to Texas and California.
Africanized honey bees are extremely dangerous because they have large numbers of stinging bees in a single hive that are all willing to attack with little provocation.
If you live in a state with Africanized honey bees, be extremely cautious. In some of our areas, you can call Fox to be directed to a trustworthy Africanized honey bee removal expert.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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