Extermination FAQs

Elimination of any bug problem you have, guaranteed!
A licensed technician will exterminate any pests that are not honeybees.  Contact Jeffrey now for extermination of pests.

Jeffrey's told by customers their regular exterminator informed them federal laws protect honeybees.  That's OK, Jeffrey removes honeybee colonies live, saving the colony.  Honeybees are used to produce honey and facilitate pollination.

Structural honeybee colonies are best removed live, along with their comb.  Jeffrey follows their movements and seals the cavity surrounding their hive. Honey has been known to ooze through walls or ceilings when honey and comb overheat without bees regulating temperatures within the space. Scout bees are attracted to the location because they smell previously inhabited comb. All entrances must be effectively sealed or bees often re-settle in the same space.  A foul decomposition odor may emanate from the location into adjoining occupied areas.  Honey and wax remains to attract moths, beetles, ants, mice and other pests like raccoons and skunks.

An empty, open, exterminated colony with honeycomb attracts honeybee scavengers-- thousands of honeybees will possibly visit. Poisoned honeycomb that is not removed will be carried back by other honeybee scavengers to their own hives. Beekeeper managed hives with honey destined for consumption by humans could be indirectly poisoned. Honeybee hives used for pollination could be unintentionally killed. 

Jeffrey viewed a honeybee colony after a homeowner had sprayed 8 cans of raid into their entrance.  Bees often have stored much honey and created much honeycomb. Spraying into their colony reaches only the first comb in their hive and then is blocked and rendered ineffective.  With both raid and more effective professional extermination chemicals, poison can be transmitted to other hives.  So just don't do it!

Tree Colonies are best left alone.  When a hive is below 10 feet, it can be trapped out if the bees are a nuisance.  However, All holes/cracks in the tree must be plugged to avoid further swarms in future years.  The tree may be unstable and might need to be removed with the colony rather than waiting for the tree to fall in a strong wind.  Honeybee colonies above 10 feet are most often harmless.  In fact, they are good for the environment!

Swarms that are normally quiet friendly can turn on you and sting you if you try to kill them.  Jeffrey or one of his affiliate beekeepers will remove swarms for free.  The honeybee colony is often useful for honey production.  You may be charged a small trip fee to help cover three million dollars of liability insurance and other expenses like maintaining our vehicles or helping to pay for our internet outreach program.