When usually beneficial bees move into human space, they become a nuisance and sometimes, for safety and sanity, bee extermination may be the only choice. If you believe you have a bee colony in or near your home, act quickly. The longer you wait the bigger the problem becomes.
Responsible bee control plans will first consider if removal is an option. Sometimes, due to the species of bee or the location of the hive, it cannot be successfully and safely removed. When this happens an extermination plan can be created that insures the safety of any people and animals in the area. Insecticides can be highly toxic if not used correctly. Hire a reputable professional and stay safe.
The extermination plan will take the species involved into consideration. Different species—honey bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets—each react differently to extermination and a professional will recommend appropriate chemicals, gear and techniques for your specific situation.
After the colony has been removed or exterminated, there is a final, critical step: clean up. Just killing the insects will leave you with a house full of up to 60,000 dead bees. One bee might not seem like much, but do you want several thousand rotting in your walls? If the colony was located inside a wall or other void, sometimes the wall has to be removed to insure a successful clean-up. This may sound traumatic, but you don’t want to settle for less than complete removal.