Bee season comes every year without fail. It’s tough to mentally prepare for all the little bees that steal your patio each summer, especially since they seem to congregate in the worst areas. Sadly, when you do find a nest, you’re stuck trying to remove it yourself — and that can be dangerous. Don’t risk it! Let Fox Pest Control do the dirty work.
You might already know for sure that you have a Bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a bee infestation in Virginia Beach.
Bees are most often seen flying near flowers, from fruit tree blooms to decorative plants.
Carpenter bees drill holes in wood. These 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 are either honeybees or a type of wasp, which are often mistaken for bees.
Think you have a bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free Virginia Beach 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!
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.
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, 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 fruit.
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.
I've used Fox for years at my condo because they were the only ones that covered carpenter bees without charging extra. It was a no-brainer to call them when we moved into our new home. Their pricing was competitive and they are super friendly and easy to work with.
– Stephanie Meier
Posted October 02, 2020
Austin from Fox Pest Control came to my house yesterday. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained everything. I was actually in the market for a new pest control company and he matched the price of my current one, so I went with Fox. Delaney was right down the street spraying another house in my neighborhood, so she came over as soon as she finished the other house and sprayed inside and out, got rid of my spider webs and was super friendly! I definitely recommend Fox Pest Control! I'm also very excited that they will help me during next year's season of those dreadful carpenter bees that come back every Spring!
– Debbie A
Posted July 23, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised with the service provided by Fox. I had never heard of them until a friendly representative made a door to door stop. Initially, I was hesitant but after seeing all the amazing reviews I signed up and I don't regret it. They scheduled an appointment for the very next day and showed up promptly at the scheduled time. Unfortunately, I can't remember the young mans name but he was attentive to all of our concerns and had a lovely disposition. The very next day we were able to see results and are looking forward to our next service visit.
– Ariana Pacheco
Posted July 14, 2020
Your services are excellent, professional, and courteous. Thank you for eradicating my problems.
– Stephanie Booth
Posted July 14, 2020
We are residing Newport News and I want to thank our pest pro Aaron W. For doing such a great job! He was very knowledgeable, and worked quickly and efficiently. Communication was great! And was on time for the appointment. I highly recommend fox pest control!
– Lydia Villa
Posted July 14, 2020
It's been a good experience so far. Great communication and customer service. Thank you!
– Jennifer W
Posted July 13, 2020
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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