The Best Bee exterminator in Montreal, QC
Professional Bee Control in Montreal
If you’re struggling with a bee problem, you should always contact a professional pest control company. You don’t want to hurt beneficial bees by accident.
Seeing bees buzz around your home can be cause for concern. Fuzzy little black-and-yellow striped bumble bees landing in your garden is no issue, but if you see others around your wood structures, they may be carpenter bees—which you definitely don’t want.
It can be dangerous to try to exterminate or relocate bees on your own, and you’d never want to hurt a honey bee by accident. That’s why you should call a professional pest control company in Montreal SOS-Extermination.
If bees buzzing around your home or business are putting your health or someone else’s at risk, or have become a nuisance or structural concern, call one of our bee control experts. Taking matters into your own hands will not only put you at risk of being stung, it may also adversely impact the environment.
Our experts live in the areas they service and are familiar with the species of bees living in Montreal.
With nearly 100 years of innovative bee control solutions, your SOS-Exterminator expert will customize a plan to fit your needs. Contact SOS-Exterminator today to schedule an initial bee inspection.
Our certified technicians will come out to provide
- Appointment at a time convenient to you.
- Tailored treatment & effective innovative solutions.
- Child & pet friendly treatments.
We will discuss your pest problem & provide a quote & recommendations.
- Appointment at a time convenient to you.
- Solutions tailored to your pest problem.
- Certified technicians & surveyors.
Call us and we’ll arrange for your local team to contact you.
- Local Certified experts.
- Trustpilot Accredited.
- Swift response.
We’ll make as many visits as needed to ensure your problem is resolved.
- Insect pest identification & prevention advice.
- Effective & discreet solutions.
Peace of mind.
How we determine the cost of Bee control
There are a number of factors that go into the costs of bee extermination, which is why an inspection prior to quoting will provide the most accurate cost. Our bee control specialists will take into account the following factors:
- Severity of the infestation.
- Size of the property.
- Commercial or residential property.
What is Bee ?
Bees, members of the Apidae family, are flying insects that collect nectar and pollen. There are many different types of bees, possibly 20 000 species, and there are many differences between them. Some make honey and some don’t. Some can sting, while others can’t.
All Types of Bees
- Bumble Bees.
- Honey Bees.
- Africanized Bees.
- Carpenter Bees.
- Digger Bees.
- Mining Bees.
- Leafcutter Bees.
- Mason Bees.
- Sweat Bees.
- Plasterer Bees.
- Yellow-Faced Bees.
Bumble Bees (also known as “big bees”) are the hairy pollinators of all kinds of plants and flowers in the garden. They owe their efficiency at pollination in part to their furry coats.
Bumble Bees are quite large in size and second only to honey bees in terms of pollination. They leech onto flowers when finding pollen and nectar.
Unfortunately, over 1/5 of all Bumble Bee populations have disappeared because of pesticides and climate change. Competition from honey bees is another problem for these bees.
Another top pollinator, Honey Bees are vital in our ecosystem. They make colonies that can be as huge as 80,000 individual insects. They exist in hives and produce honey.
Honey Bees are not as furry or hairy as Bumble Bees. They’re also smaller in size than the Bumble Bees and have lengthier but narrower figures.
In addition, these bees have groups that labor in a caste system and follow roles in maintaining the hive.
Important: The three castes include the queen bee, the worker bees, and the drones.
What amazes us about these creatures is the amount of work it takes for them to make just one pound of honey. This production requires each bee to fly at least 90,000 miles (think three trips around the globe.) Talk about work ethic!
Africanized Bees are also called “killer bees.” They were being bred with common honey bees to be a new cross-bred when they ran away from a lab in South America.
They are notorious for having a rather wicked temper. They dominate areas once occupied by honey bees and may attack anything or anyone that comes near them.
Although they are dangerous and prone to attack at random, they are smaller than honey bees and not as lethal as one might think. And then maybe you also have a bee suit?
Tip: The best way to survive an angry killer bee swarm? Run as fast as you can, protect your head, and seek shelter immediately.
The Carpenter Bee is one such introvert. It looks like a huge, tubby, and extremely hairy Bumble Bee.
However, there are differences between Carpenter Bees and Bumble Bees. These bees are blue-black, unlike the striped Bumble Bees.
Why do we call them Carpenter Bees? Because they create their nests inside wooden nooks, trees, or logs, including wooden benches or wooden shelves.
This may seem like no big deal, however, it can become a problem for humans when they start to set up their colonies inside our homes.
Important: A Carpenter Bee can make a hideaway into the wood as chambers for larvae and eggs. It can deteriorate wooden structures and eventually cause destruction to buildings.
In terms of stings, Carpenter Bees are not that aggressive. Male Carpenter Bees do not have stingers. However, female Carpenter Bees do have a stinger that they will use to defend their nests if necessary.
Tip: Want to discourage Carpenter Bees from setting up shop around your wooden structures? Try painting and pressure-washing wooden surfaces.
Usually smaller than Carpenter Bees, Digger Bees are also hairy. In terms of length, they are generally about 12 to 18mm. They are often seen getting out of holes in the ground where they nest.
Diggers will make a hideout and guard it. Their tunnels usually comprise of one major hollow and some smaller storage tunnels and for their food, eggs, and larvae.
Fortunately, there is very little danger of being stung by a Digger Bee.
In the Andrena family, there is an estimate of 1200 species of bees, widely known as Mining Bees. They have a similar behavior as Digger Bees.
Mining Bees make tunnels and nests that are intricate underground. Occasionally, mining bees’ offspring set up their chambers nearby on the ground.
The underground nests they build are similar to housing units with each little bee having its own apartment of sorts. Like most Solitary Bees, the risk of Mining Bees stings is marginal. They are harmless to us and shouldn’t be harmed.
This type of bee measures about 7 to 18mm in length. Leafcutter Bees are very dark and look like they are made from iron.
Leafcutting and Mason bees belong to the same family, but Leafcutter Bees create their tunnels and nests in decaying wood and in buildings’ insulated panels.
At a distance from buildings, these types of bees will use deep spaces in timeworn trees and logs.
Fun fact: Their name comes from their inclination to cut small pieces off of plants and use them to mark their tunnels.
Mason Bees share many similarities with leafcutters, except that they burrow into soft cement in buildings. Since the holes they make are pretty small, these bees don’t create much damage and won’t upset your garden.
Similar to most solitary bees, there is little threat of being stung by a leafcutting or mason bee.
If you are out on a hot summer day and encounter a bee, most likely it’s a sweat bee. These are also known as Alkali Bees. These bees can be as small as 3mm in length.
Just like other solitary bees, they like to build their nests in a covert way. Sweat bees are fascinated by the perspiration of humans and other animals. This is why they feel attracted to you!
Nonetheless, they are so small that getting stung by them is rare. They are not aggressive and will only sting if pressed against the skin. In other words, you’re looking at one of the more peaceful types of bees.
Just a little larger than sweat bees, plasterer bees are 10 to 18mm in length and fairly hairy-looking. They also burrow underground, but will also use cracks in stone and bricks to make their nests.
Did you know: We call them Plaster Bees because they plaster the walls of their nests with a discharge that will dry to a lustrous, transparent appearance.
How vicious do these guys look? Thank goodness these bees are much more docile than they appear. Yellow-Faced Bees hail from the same family as Plasterer Bees and are usually not bigger than 6mm.
They get their name from their yellow-colored faces, though sometimes they are white. There are over 60 different types of yellow-faced bees in Hawaii alone.
Fact: These bees are known for their elaborate mating rituals.
SOS-Extermination makes sure the Bee go away
It is important to act quickly when it comes to preventing Bee from entering your home and stopping a potential bee infestation. The first step in Bee control is to contact your local SOS-Extermination office and set up a property inspection. Then, you can leave the Bee control and prevention to us. Contact us online or call +1 514-501-2076 today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is bee a good thing?
Bees are therefore beneficial to the environment generally. They pollinate wild flowers as well as shrubs and trees, thus enhancing and ensuring plant biodiversity and beauty in landscapes and gardens.
Do bees bite?
While a bee’s stinger is a very important part of its survival, bees can bite as well. Biting may seem like it would be a last-resort mechanism, but it is a very useful function that is used often by many different types of bees to protect their hives from wax moths and to fend off creatures too small to sting.
Do bees harm humans?
Bees only sting as a defensive measure. They are not dangerous to the vast majority of humans. Their stings will hurt and the venom can cause some redness or swelling, but in most cases this will subside after just a few hours. However, some people do suffer anaphylaxis when stung by a bee.
Can you get killed by a bee?
So we can Verify yes, a bee sting can kill, but it’s very rare. Back to that CDC cause of death database: officially, 708 people died from hornet, wasp or bee stings nationwide from 2011 to 2020.To put it in perspective, far more have died from a fall from bed in that same time: 9,229
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