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Identifying Bees and Bee Removal

Read our guide on identifying bees and how to know when to call on a professional to get rid of them safely and quickly from your property...

September 1, 2020
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Bee Removal Guide

As a reliable pest control company, we get a lot of calls regarding bee infestations and bee removal but many people don’t know what bees they have at their property. That is the first step to knowing how to treat them and how to remove them safely. With this information, you can decide what the best next step is for you to remove them from your property.

Bumble bees

Bumble bees are just out to pollinate. They very rarely sting you or turn aggressive and they will not swarm like honey bees. Bumble bees will make their nests in various places:

  • Old pipe holes in your facias
  • Holes in brick work
  • Under sheds
  • Gutters
  • Roof spaces

It is worth noting that bumbles bees do not make honey or have a very large nest.

Miner Bees

Miner bees will create lots of holes in your lawn or flower bed. They never sting - they are normally a inconvenience rather than a pest. We cannot treat miner bees.

Honey bees

Honey bees are the main stars of the bee world, however they can make their home in places that are used heavily by us humans.

The first signs of honey bees at your property will more than likely be a swarm. Now, most swarms will not take up residency and will move on when the weather cools down. However, if a swarm hasn’t left within 48 hours then the chances are they are happy and won’t leave without some intervention.

At Force 10, we will always try to relocate honey bees however if there are a large number of bees, there can be some significant costs involved. There is usually some form of access equipment required i.e scaffolding or cherry picker which we can supply. Honey bees love chimneys, cavity walls via air bricks and roof spaces. Honey bees will swarm and they will also not leave they will hibernate over the winter and then come back again in spring. It is best to call upon a qualified professional to handle the bees and remove them from your property for good. We can help in all bee removal instances - give us a call on 0800 0418 405 and we will be happy to help.


Rats can cause great distress once seen in a property or in a garden. Rats can cause damage to electrics, plastic water pipes and to house hold items. We offer fast and effective rat control.


Wasps start build nests around March or April  (depending on the weather) chewing wood from fences, eaves and sheds to make the nest.

Bird Proofing

Seagulls are protected by law so culling them at present is not allowed. If seagulls are nesting or have nested at your property they will return.


Moles can cause immense damage to lawns and gardens. Moles work for 4 hours and sleep for 4 Hours and dig large tunnel systems.

Pest Control Sussex


We value all of our feedback from our clients. We are very lucky to have had excellent testimonials given to us both verbally and on-line. Below you can read select examples.

Wasp nest removal.

Very efficient, and friendly service. Rang early in the morning and here just after lunch. I would happily use again and recommend.

Customer in Bexhill-on-Sea 25 July 2016
Rat removal.

Excellent, professional, very prompt and friendly service.  I would highly recommend Matt to anybody - he was happy to answer my many questions and offer lots of advice.  Excellent service from start to finish. Thanks Matt.

Customer in Sheerness 26 February 2016
Mole problem.

Very efficient, highly recommend.

Customer in Romney Marsh 29 October 2015
Hornet nest.

Felt very reassured and safe in their presence. Very informative of what the situation and remedy was. Very satisfied.

Customer in Horsham 28 July 2015
Installation of pigeon spikes.

Very personable, polite and careful in carry out the work and flexible over dates and timings due to weather conditions.

Customer in Tunbridge Wells 10 June 2015