Bee Control Services In Alexandria VA
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides residential & commercial bee control services in Alexandria VA and the surrounding areas. Our expert bee exterminators get rid of bee infestations quickly using combinations of highly effective pest management strategies to both get rid of existing bees and prevent their return. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - call today or book online!
What Types of Bees Are There in Alexandria, VA?
How Do I Know What Type of Bees I Have?
- Honeybees: Fuzzy and light brown in color; yellow and black bands around their abdomens; ½ inch to 5/8 inch in length
- Bumble bees: Fuzzy thoraxes, heads, and abdomens; singular yellow band around their thoraxes; yellow and black abdomens; ¾ inch to 1.5 inches in length
- Mining bees: Black bodies and heads; fuzzy yellow or pale bands on their abdomens; 2/25 inch to 1 3/5 inch in length
- Carpenter Bees: Shiny, black abdomens; may have a yellow, white, brown, or black thoraxes; ½ inch to 1 inch in length
Do All Bees Build Hives The Same Way?
Honeybees build their nests as colonies, preferring human-made structures and buildings. Bumble bees build their nests underground, often in burrows previously dug out by rodents. Mining bees build their nests by digging into the ground, particularly sandy soils. Carpenter bees build their nests by burrowing and drilling into wood, often in decks, wood piles, and wooden sheds.
How Do I Get Rid of a Bee Hive?
The safest way to remove a bee hive from your home is always going to be to call a professional. Our technicians are highly trained in the safe and effective removal of various types of beehives, even from within the more hard-to-reach places. Due to most bees’ potential aggressive nature when disturbed, you should never try to remove a hive from somewhere you can’t reach or without proper protection.
How Do I Get Rid of Bees?
Because bees are stinging (and often-aggressive) insects, you should never touch, disturb, or try to remove a beehive by yourself. Our highly trained technicians can quickly, safely, and effectively rid your home of bees and prevent you, your family, and your pets from getting stung.
How Do I Prevent the Bees from Coming Back?
The best way to prevent the bees from returning is with a quarterly pest control plan. Once we’ve gotten the bees under control during your initial pest control service, we recommend continuous quarterly treatment of the exterior of your home to prevent the resurgence of any bee populations.
How Dangerous Are Bees?
- The most common type of bee sting, which comes from the honeybee, contains venom and can be quite painful. Honeybees are the only stinging bee that die upon stinging their victim.
- It is very rare for bumble bees to sting humans, but they will do so if provoked or disturbed. Bumble bees do not die when they sting, in fact, they may sting their victim multiple times in one attack.
- Female mining bees, while not aggressive in nature, are the only mining bees to have stingers. However, their stingers are usually too small to break a person’s skin, so mining bees tend to not be dangerous to humans.
- Female carpenter bees may sting if disturbed but mostly keep to themselves unless provoked. Male carpenter bees do not have stingers.
Let Us Help!
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in the Alexandria area that are specifically designed to target, remove, and prevent bees from nesting in and around your home. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial pest control service and get those bees under control!
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington DC.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. Capitol. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.
A large portion of adjacent Fairfax County, mostly south but also west of the city, has Alexandria mailing addresses. However, this area is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County's government and separate from the independent city. The city is therefore sometimes referred to as the "City of Alexandria" to avoid confusion. Additionally, neighboring Arlington County was formerly named "Alexandria County" before it was renamed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1920 to reduce confusion with the city.
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