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Fox Pest Control’s Chicago Metro Area Bee Exterminator Service

Bee season comes every year in Chicago Metro Area without fail. It’s important to control bees early so they don’t take over your patio each summer. If you find a nest, it can be dangerous to try to remove it yourself. Having a pest control company take care of your bees is always the safest route. Hire a professional to exterminate them for you. Let Fox Pest Control do the dirty work.

If you’re having problems with Wasps, Yellowjackets, or Hornets, check out these pages for more info.

Signs of a Bee Infestation

You might already know that you have a Bee problem. Here are a couple of the most common signs of a bee infestation in Chicago Metro Area. 

Sightings

Bees are most often seen buzzing near flowers, from fruit tree blooms to decorative plants.

Activity

Carpenter bees drill holes in wood. These infestations are usually found in uncured wood in trees, fences, homes, wooden decks or outdoor furniture, or telephone poles.

Nests

Some kinds of bees make a visible nest. Most of these in Chicago Metro Area are either honeybees or a type of wasps — which are often mistaken for bees.

What You Need to Know About Bees in Chicago Metro Area

  • Bees like to hide in the cracks and spaces around your home. This includes around pipes, doors and windows, and by the sill plates and foundation. 
  • Sometimes the bees we see outside are actually honey bees. These bees are essential to the environment and are usually harmless, as they spread pollen between plants and collect nectar for honey. 
  • If you do not want honey bees in your yard, contact a local beekeeper. They are a vital part of the ecosystem and should be treated as such. Use this guide to find a beekeeper near you!

Helpful Bee Prevention Tips: 

  • Always clean and cover your garbage cans.
  • Plant flowers away from high use areas to avoid aggravating bees
  • Plant peppermint, bees hate the smell.
  • Use silicone-based caulk, fine mesh steel metal screens, and steel plates to seal common entry points
  • Watch for nests. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Bees?

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Think you have a bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (331) 642-8744 for a free Chicago Metro Area bee control quote.

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Schedule IL same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain bee free.

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Bee Control FAQ

What should I do if I find a honeybee nest on my property?

If your area has problems with honey bees, it’s best to call a professional removal expert with the ability to relocate the bees while minimizing any harm to them and to you. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem and protecting them, and you, is important.

Are bees dangerous?

Most honey bees are not aggressive unless disturbed, although areas in the southern parts of the United States — like Texas, Florida, and California — are seeing increasing numbers of Africanized honey bees, which are extremely aggressive.

Can honey bees make a nest in my house?

Honey bees generally don’t like to nest in an area that has a lot of traffic from humans or predatory insects. Most honey bees rarely infest homes and prefer to be left alone. The one exception to this is the Africanized honey bee, which is extremely aggressive.

Does Fox Pest Control treat honey bees?

Currently, none of our branches treat honey bees or remove their nests. Since they are a protected species in many states across the country, we rely on honeybee removal experts in many cases.

How do I find a good honey bee removal service?

Find a responsible honey bee removal expert who follows state regulations. Try to preserve the hive and the honey as much as possible.

How do honey bees survive the winter?

As the weather gets colder in Chicago Metro Area, all the bees in the hive gather together and vibrate their abdomens to make warmth. A few bees will die, even in a strong hive, but native bees are well equipped to survive the winter.

How do I tell the difference between a honeybee and a wasp?

Body Color and Shape. Wasps have an elongated abdomen, and, usually, bright colors that stand out. Honey bees have a more muted yellow and black or brown appearance and have a more rounded body shape. 

Hairs. Honey bees also have a large amount of fine hairs on their body and legs, making them look fuzzy. Few wasps have any hairs, and most have none at all.

Legs. Some honey bees that forage for nectar will also have yellowish clumps (pollen baskets) on their hind legs. 

How do bees contribute to the environment?

Besides making delicious honey, honey bees are valuable to the environment because they spread pollen between plants. This keeps plants strong and healthy and allows trees and other fruit-bearing plants to produce delicious food.

What are Africanized honey bees?

Africanized honey bees are the product of an experiment in Brazil where a scientist bred wild African honey bees with European honey bees.

Where are Africanized honey bees located? 

After they were bred, Africanized honeybees were accidentally set loose. They spread throughout South America and have reached the southern United States, from Florida to Texas and California.

Are Africanized Honey Bees dangerous?

Africanized honey bees are extremely dangerous because they have large numbers of stinging bees in a single hive that are all willing to attack with little provocation.

What should I do if I find an Africanized honey bee hive?

If you live in a state with Africanized honey bees, be extremely cautious. In some of our areas, you can call Fox to be directed to a trustworthy Africanized honey bee removal expert.

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We recently had Juan Salazar come to our home for the quarterly preventative inspection. Juan promptly greeted me at my front door from a distance, explained his philosophy as a team lead and then explained all the items he would be inspecting. He asked me if I had anything specific I needed him to inspect and I mentioned bees I had seen recently. He completed the inspection, and afterwards again, discussed with me all the services and inspections he completed and how he remedied them. He was extremely professional, well-spoken, and very well educated in his area of expertise. I have had to contact Fox a couple times when bees unexpectedly showed up and they were extremely responsive and were at my house in short order. Fox has excellent employees (I have never had a bad experience with any of the ones I have spoken with), excellent customer service and is very responsive

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  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.

And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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