Africanized Honey Bees.certifiedThrasher Termite & Pest Control’s San Diego Branch is a participant of the Africanized Honey Bee Certification for Structural and Agricultural Pest Control Operators.

What to do if You are Attacked by Bees

We Control Africanized Honey Bees and Other Bees

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is expert in dealing with bees and other stinging insects. Our Bee Control technicians are fully trained to deal with bees. In Southern California where Africanized honey bees are a problem, our technicians are trained in dealing specifically with this dangerous and aggressive pest. Please do not attempt to remove bees or bee hives without the proper equipment and experience. Call us immediately.

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. has been protecting California residents from bees and other stinging insects for more than 30 years. We have the training and experience to get the job done right.

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Bee Removal is NOT A Do It Yourself Project –

We offer professional bee removal with proper equipment and procedures to provide safe areas for work and play. Our removal methods are effective and guaranteed.

The answer to most bee problems isn’t solved by simply removing the bees. Removing the bees only creates an opening for the same problem to occur. Our objective in bee control is to, of course, remove the existing infestation but also prevent it from happening again. Bee control should be a multi-step process: inspecting, removing, cleaning, and proofing. Without proper proofing the problem may reoccur causing an ongoing bee problem.

Garrett Thrasher shares information about Africanized honey bees during a news report on a fatal bee sting incident.

Corrective Services

Swarm Control

  • Quickly kill bees.
  • Leave the area free of foragers.

Nest Elimination

  • Fast acting methods and professionally trained staff.
  • Eliminates the colony and prevents dangerous bee situations.

Comb Removal

  • Removal of combs and bees from established nest sites.
  • Access voids in structures.
  • Disinfect nest area to prevent scavenger pets.
  • Apply repellant to discourage new colony relocation.

Preventive Services

Property Survey

  • Determine location of bee activity and nests.
  • Identify potential problems.
  • Bee proof susceptible structures.

Swarm Trap Service
(professional monitoring prevents
establishment of dangerous colonies)

  • Install artificial cavities (cone style trap is made from recycled wood pulp).
  • Attracts and eliminates scout bees which lead the swarm to potential nests.

Bee Proofing

  • Seal cracks and openings in walls, foundation and roof.
  • Fill or screen holes in trees, structures or block walls.
  • Screen attic vents, irrigation boxes, and water meter box holes.
  • Remove trash or debris that might shelter honey bees.
  • Fill or cover animal burrows.

Africanized Honey Bees

Wild Wednesday: Pollen Collector

One of our staff filmed this native bee collecting pollen from a squash flower in her backyard. You can clearly see the bee packing the pollen between the hairs on its hind legs. ----- At [...]

Wild Wednesday: Halictus ligatus

Halictus ligatus, also known as a sweat bee, is another solitary California native bee. It finds hairy gum plant flowers irresistible. It's not unusual to see a male Halictus feasting on gum plant nectar during the day [...]

Wild Wednesday: Native Bee

This native bee was moving too quickly to identify. The prolifically blooming Cupid's Dart had her dashing from one purple blossom to the next. Notice the bright yellow pollen packed in the hair of the hind legs. ----- [...]

Wild Wednesday: Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees are huge! While somewhat frightening because of their size, they are very docile. These are solitary bees; each female must create a nest for herself. These nests are usually in old trees or stumps, [...]

Wild Wednesday: California Bumble Bee

Two characteristics that identify the California bumble bee (Bombus californicus): Hair. Like all bumble bees, this California native is VERY hairy. Color. Black face (sometimes called the black-faced bumble bee), yellow fuzz at the front of the [...]

Wild Wednesday: Native Bees

Most native bees are solitary--they don't build hives and each female is responsible for raising her own brood. This native bee is collecting pollen from another California native, Achillea millefolium californica 'Island Pink.' (Also known [...]

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