Expert Pest Control Services

Bee Control, Eradication and Extermination Throughout Essex, Suffolk and the Surrounding Areas

Ecoguard Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest control services to both home and business clients throughout Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas. We provide first class solutions for bee control providing a fast and effective bee solution using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure we rid your home or business of these pests. We can deal with and are happy to cater for both small and large scale problems.

We’re experts in the safe and efficient removal of bee nests and have over two decades experience to show for it. Whether you’ve discovered a small swarm of bees at the back of your property, or an intimidating bee nest on the side of your business, don’t fret – our technicians know everything there is to know on removing bees.

Although viewed with a lot less disdain than wasps, bees can often produce real issues for properties of all sizes. For commercial properties especially, a bee nest located in the vicinity of your business can cause real distress to customers. With the help of Ecoguard bee removal services however, roaming bees no longer have to be a problem.

Our work is carried out by our highly trained and qualified technicians who always follow the strict health and safety legislation while utilising the most humane and eco friendly approaches available to us.

About Bees

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently considered as a clade Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. Some species including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live socially in colonies. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bee pollination is important both ecologically and commercially; the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees.

Our team of professional pest controllers deal with thousands of cases of bee and bee nest removals each summer. Most prevalent between August and September, bee nests are commonly found in wall cavities such as air bricks and underneath tiles in loft. While queen bees look to build nests at the beginning of spring, looking to feed their young on protein, it’s during the later summer period where wasps change their diet to feed off carbohydrate (such as fruit) that problems can arise. With everything to fizzy drinks and ice cream becoming a target, quick eradication of bee nests is vital.

Bee Life Cycle

The queen emerges from hibernation in early April and searches for a suitable site for her colony. Once one is located, she will lay her first batch of eggs and she will continue to lay eggs through until late summer. The eggs laid during late summer are the ones that produce fertile males and queens. These will mate and the fertilised queens will fly away to select a suitable site to hibernate. The eggs laid prior to this will have produced the sterile male and female worker bees or Drones that go to make up the rest of the colony. As the weather cools, the workers become slow and aggressive. Colder weather and frost will kill off the workers and fertile males, leaving the new queens in hibernation, waiting to start their own colonies. The life span of the honey bee is also determined by pollen consumption and protein abundance, as well as the honey bee’s level of activity. Queens, who spend their lives laying eggs inside the hive, could live for several years; workers who labor during busy seasons cannot survive as long.

Bee Treatment

Swarm and Bee nest removal: Swarms are physically removed and this will NOT harm the bees. We are then able to re-home the whole swarm.

Hive removal: if bees have created their hive (the honey-comb nests) in your property, then this will need to be removed, failure to remove the nest can lead to much bigger problems. The honey bees creation is made up of sugars which attract all sorts of other pests, if this is left in a cavity ceiling for example, it will rot and ants, flies and other creatures will begin to cause you problems as they attempt to feed from the sugar source. The honey can also destroy plasterboard ceilings and cause damp problems. (This service is usually a lot more involved than a standard removal or extermination and therefore higher cost).

Extermination: if bees are in an area that cannot be easily access for bee nest removal then we apply a highly effective eradication treatment to the entry points of the nest, this will be in the form of a powder or spray and will kill them off very quickly.

Remember at Ecoguard Pest Solutions we always use the latest technologies and treatments available meaning they are most humane and environmentally friendly products.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield will be considered on a job by job basis.