People around Houston and Dallas often call us for guidance with their bee infestation problems. They ask us all sorts of questions about how to get rid of a bee infestation, and we give them clear advice regarding what they can do.
The first step we ask people (and train out expert bee exterminators) to take is to identify the type of bee they are dealing with. The removal methods for certain species of bees may be different from others. Therefore, we identify the species first.
This is difficult for homeowners to do on their own. For instance, if you feel you have a bee infestation in one of your wall cavities, chances are it is not a bumble bee infestation because this species prefers living in materials like foam, insulation, and old cushions.
On the other hand, honey bees can comfortably colonize in wall cavities and may build huge hives, causing a lot of trouble, including weakening the structure of the wall (although slowly) and causing a continuous buzzing sound in the living area around the wall.
In such a case, it can get quite dangerous to remove the bee infestation on your own. Honey bees live in huge numbers together and can turn quite nasty when provoked. They have venomous stings that can cause painful boils and rash on human skin.
This is why we always suggest callers to take expert help instead of trying to remove bees on their own.