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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between removal and extermination?

Exterminating bees is BIG business which explains the many results you will find for "bee removal" in a google search. Exterminators are well aware of the cycle of pests created by exterminating a hive. A dead hive will be overrun by cockroaches, moths, and rats, resulting in future calls for extermination. Not to mention the honey dripping from the hive that is now covered in poison. Choose us and there’ll be no dead bees, no rotting organic material, no bad smell, and no return business from an exterminator. Check out what happens when you call an exterminator.

Do you remove Africanized bees?
Yes, we do! Africanized honey bees have been in Arizona since the early 1990s. The first U.S. fatality due to an Africanized honey bee attack happened in 1995 in Arizona. It’s presumed that all wild honey bees in Arizona are of an Africanized hybrid.

How long does bee removal take?
Depending upon the size of and access to the hive and/or swarm, complete removal can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours.

How do I know that the bees are removed to a safe location?
Africanized bees are defensive of their hive. Once the hive is removed, they lose their defensive nature, if only for a short time. Most hives then will be re-queened with a bee of European (docile) genetics.

What if I get more bees?
We guarantee removal of the original hive and/or swarm. A successful removal includes removal of all bees, honeycomb, honey and queen, but also prohibits re-entry of new bees to the same location. In order to avoid repeat infestation, exclusion repair can be performed by our licensed repair persons. We can also provide detailed DIY instructions for the homeowner.

What if I’ve used an exterminator in the past?
We can also remove previously exterminated hives. These often result in leaky honey and foul odors, which are not easily remediated.

What do I need to do to prepare for bee removal?
Each situation is different. More often than not, it will not be safe for you to do anything. Call us. We’ll do the work for you.

How much does it cost?
Prices vary based upon the location of the hive or swarm. Call for a free quote. (480) 710-5637.

Could I just remove the bees myself?

You could try! But fair warning - Arizona bees are Africanized! Check out some of the unintended consequences of bee removal below... (click "play" on the slideshow at your own risk!)