According to the industry research, the cost of bee or wasp removal on average falls nationally into the range of $90-$450. But paying for professional removal of these stinging insects from your home or commercial property can worth every penny. When you do it yourself, you usually get stung, damage your walls or ceiling, and unnecessarily kill the bees, while the professionals protect you and your property, as well as responsibly use every chance to relocate the bees to a safe place. Below are the factors, which affect the cost of professional bee pest control services.
Location of the Bees
This is the most important factor, and as such, it affects the bee removal cost at the most. If the bee hive is situated in the hard to reach places, like inside the walls, in the attic, behind the siding, or high up in the tree, the removal job will understandably be more expensive. Also, according to the local laws of some counties, having the bees inside the home’s structure is considered to be a health and safety hazard. In such cases, the removal services must be done quickly to avoid legal problems, and this can also drive the price up.
Number and Type of Bees
The type of bees impacts the cost in several ways, starting with where each prefers to live. Honey bees like to build hives in or on structures, including your house or a tree in the yard. Bumble bees prefer to nest in the ground, and carpenter bees burrow into wood. Some people confuse bees with wasps or hornets based on where they see them nesting. Each species also has a different temperament. Africanized honey bees may be so aggressive that destroying them is the only option. Numbers impact bee removal prices, too. Carpenter bees are largely solitary, whereas honey bees average 50,000 per colony.
Carpentry and Clean-Up
The beehive removal often includes the opening of the ceiling or walls, and thus the cost of swarm removal or relocation can include the repairs and carpentry work. If the colony is so large that an exterior wall must be cut open, the cost could double or triple. Finally, the cleaning the space up after the removal is important, as residual honey drippings and dead bees will most likely attract other pests. This also is usually included in the price.