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Honey Bee Removal in Atlanta

Honey bee extraction job at a hotel in Atlanta

Honey bee extraction job at a hotel in Atlanta

Honey bees are essential insects, especially in Georgia. They are the primary pollinators of many agricultural crops and are therefore essential to our state's economy.

Unfortunately, honey bee populations have become stressed in the past decade or so. This may be due to a virus or other disease, certain pesticides used to control other insects, pest-resistant hybrid plants, or a combination of reasons. Scientists aren't certain. Whatever the reason, whenever possible, honey bee colonies in places where they're not bothering anyone really should be left alone. They do a great deal more good than harm.

That being said, when honey bees get into homes or other human-occupied buildings, or when they build their nests near athletic fields or other places where people congregate, they have to be removed. There are many people who are so allergic to bee stings that even one sting can be fatal to them, and even people who aren't sensitive to bee stings usually prefer not being stung by them. Bee stings are very painful.

Rid-A-Critter provides honey bee removal services throughout Metro Atlanta and its surrounding area. We use advanced technologies such as infrared cameras, combined with old-fashioned hard work, to find and remove honey bees and their nests with a minimum of mess, even when they're in locations such as inside the walls or ceilings of your home.

Honey Bee Biology

Honey bees are true bees, unlike many species of hornets and wasps that people mistakenly call bees. Honey bees are also highly developed insects with a fascinating social system. Colonies usually number in the hundreds or thousands of individuals, all of whose activities are regulated in some way by the queen.

Bees also have at least two "languages" that we know of. Like most insects, bees communicate by pheromones, which are chemical messengers that they secrete and that other honey bees can interpret. But bees also have an elaborate language of movements by which they can communicate things like the direction and distance to a source of food or a threat to the colony.

Honey bees' ability to communicate allows also them to mount immediate, large-scale attacks against anyone or anything that they perceive to be a threat -- including people. Although not particularly aggressive if they're left alone, once honey bees decide that you're a threat to the colony, they will attack in great numbers and with precision and accuracy that would make an Air Force commander proud.

High-Tech Honey Bee Extraction

Thermal Imaging Picture of a Beehive Inside a Wall Thermal Image of a Bee Hive taken through the Sheetrock

Many times, the hardest part of a honey bee removal job is finding the nest. Honeys bees usually build their nests in void areas such as those inside walls or ceilings. The actual nests may be quite far from the visible entry holes. Finding the nest is important because honey bee nests must be physically removed. Without the bees to cool the nest with their wings, the wax and honey will melt. That can cause damage to the home as well as attract other animals and insects.

Back in the old days, the best we could do to find the nests was listen for buzzing with a stethoscope (or even an ear against the wall). We still use those old-school methods for the easy honey bee control jobs where it's pretty obvious where the nest is. But for those truly difficult jobs, we have more advanced ways of finding the nest.

Rid-A-Critter now uses high-tech gadgetry, including infrared imaging cameras, that enable us to precisely locate a honey bee nest. Knowing exactly where a nest is allows us to remove it with a minimum amount of mess and fuss. If we have to open a wall or ceiling, we know right where to open it.

Our high-tech equipment is just one of the ways that Rid-A-Critter is revolutionizing the animal removal and wildlife management industry in Greater Atlanta.

If you have a problem with honey bees, please contact us for a speedy, scientific solution. You'll be glad you did.

Metro Atlanta Honey Bee Removal and Control Gallery

Here are a few randomly-selected pictures our technicians have taken at honey bee removal jobs in and around the Atlanta area.

 

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One of our technicians is heading out to remove a trapped gray squirrel from the roof of a house in Johns Creek, Georgia. The squirrel was caught early this morning and will be relocated to the forest, away from homes or buildings.
by Webmaster
Mar 30, 2021 10:10:23 am.

One of our inspectors is checking out a report of honey bees flying in and out of a small gap in the siding of a house in Atlanta. He'll precisely identify the insects first, and then set about finding exactly where the nest is.
by Webmaster
Mar 18, 2021 09:47:36 am.

A homeowner is reporting honey bees going in and out of the porch ceiling of their Atlanta home. That doesn't mean that's where the nest is, though. We'll send technicians to precisely locate and extract the bees.
by Webmaster
Mar 18, 2021 09:37:05 am.

Hope everyone stays safe from the storms. Listen out for animals, they might be taking shelter too!
by Amber A.
Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.

A homeowner called to tell us there are honey bees going in and out of a hole in their house in Johns Creek, Georgia. Most likely they have a nest in a wall or ceiling void. We have an inspector checking it out.
by Webmaster
Mar 15, 2021 10:30:19 am.

We're starting to get honey bee removal calls as the weather warms up. Today we have an inspector checking out a possible honey bee nest in a roof soffit at a house in Atlanta.
by Webmaster
Mar 15, 2021 10:20:46 am.

Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
by Jake A.
Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.

Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
by Amber A.
Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.

Rats, mice and squirrels today. Wildlife repairs with trapping. Animal exclusion needed call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
by Jason Arruda
Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

We have technicians repairing raccoon damage to the soffit and roof of a house in Monroe, Georgia. They've already trapped and removed the raccoons from the attic.
by Webmaster
Feb 17, 2021 10:15:23 am.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
by Jake A.
Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

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Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
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Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office has a technician adjusting the limit switches and replacing the weather seal on the garage door of a house in Conyers, Georgia to keep Norway rats out of the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 11, 2020 10:51:15 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Our Metro Atlanta rat-control technicians are replacing a crawl space door and frame to keep Norway rats out of a house in Tucker, Georgia. Loose-fitting or water-damaged crawl space doors are common ingress points for rats.
by Webmaster
Nov 30, 2020 10:59:48 am.

We have technicians repairing squirrel damage to the soffit and roof trim of a house in Duluth, Georgia. They're also setting traps to catch and remove squirrels from the attic of the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 17, 2020 11:13:28 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office has crews sealing squirrels out of the attics of several houses in Mableton, Georgia today.
by Webmaster
Oct 16, 2020 09:54:02 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

This was How Norway Rats Got into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2020 09:37:42 am.

Video of Jason and Justin Animal-Proofing a Crawl Space Door at a Marietta, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jul 30, 2020 10:13:28 am.

Video of a Dead Animal Removal Job in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jul 27, 2020 10:22:27 am.

We Have a Crew Doing Honey Bee Removal from a Ceiling Void at a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jul 01, 2020 10:32:55 am.

Jake is Removing a Honey Bee Hive from the Soffit of a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jun 29, 2020 10:30:18 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

The Atlanta, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides honey bee removal in all of Metro Atlanta including the City of Atlanta and the communities of Berkeley Lake, Buckhead, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Fayetteville, Hull, Johns Creek, Lilburn, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, and Vinings.

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