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Call: 520-628-1951 or 1-800-304-BURR (2877) to schedule a free inspection

Bruce Burr, Sr.
Urban Entomologist

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Pest Control Since 1961

Burr Exterminating, providing pest control for Tucson and surrounding areas. Regardless of your pest problem: termites, ants, roaches, rats, fleas, bed bugs, spiders, centipedes, ticks, bees, scorpions, wasps, gophers, birds, crickets, earwigs, kissing bugs, or mosquitoes, Burr Exterminating can help.

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Bee Control

(Apis mellifera scutellata) - The best advice is to avoid an encounter with honey bees. Always be alert for danger. It is important to remember that honey bees sting to defend their colony, and therefore you should be on the look out for honey bee swarms and colonies. Listen for the hum of an active bee colony.  Be alert for bees coming in and out of an opening such as a crack in a wall, or the hole in the water meter box, holes in the ground, trees or cacti.  Also look for bees in and around sheds and debris.

Quite often bees will display some preliminary defensive behavior before going into a full-fledged attack. They may fly at your face or buzz around over your head. These warning signs should be heeded. This is their way of telling you that you are too close to their colony for comfort -- both theirs and yours!

When you are outdoors, whether in a rural area, park or wilderness reserve, always be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye out for bees the same way you would watch out for snakes and other natural dangers. There is no need to panic at the sight of a few bees foraging in the flowers. Bees are generally very docile as they go about their work. Unless you do something really outrageous, such as step on them, they will generally not bother you.

To help prevent honey bees from building a colony in or around your home or yard, inspect the premises at least once a month to see if there are any signs of bees taking up residence.  Fill all cracks and crevices in walls with steel wool and caulk. Remove unnecessary debris.  Honey bees will nest in an old soda can or overturned flower pot if available.  Fill holes in the ground and plug the hole in water meter valve box. 

Should you locate a swarm of bees or colony, do not attempt to treat or remove it yourself.  Pets, livestock and people have been killed by these “Killer Bees”.  Remember, the best advice is to stay safe and avoid them. Always keep your family and pets away.

We proudly partner with Bruce Exterminating, LLC for professional bee services.
Please contact Bruce Burr, Jr. at (520) 304-5416