Pest Control - Bees - Bee Swarms
  Bees are venomous - sometimes deadly - when they swarm  
  Common problem - bee swarms can be a serious problem during summer - most often when commercial honey bees swarm to establish new hive inside a wall cavity of a building.
Extremely aggressive - a swarm of bees can be extremely aggressive and may attack a person in such large numbers as to cause death. The venom of bees is highly toxic and may cause hideous swelling of the skin, particularly of children and people with a fair complexion. Some people are highly to the venom of bees and deaths are reported to occur in Australia every year as a result.
Allergic reaction - in some cases, death may arise to people who are allergic to the bee venom or who are bitten by the swarm of bees in large numbers.
DO NOT attempt to eradicate a group of swarming bees, unless you have the complete range of protective equipment and professional knowledge essential in the circumstances.
  The cost for Professional Pest Control for bees  
  The cost for bee control - using professional strength low hazard insecticides - depends on bee species - size of property - extent of infestation - ease of access - sub-floor - roof void - other nesting sites.
As an indication rto eradicate a bee swarm from residential premises - using proper protective measures and the more expensive (but much safer) professional insecticides - will be approx $200 and $300 depending on size of infestation and access constraints.

Service warranty period may vary due to bee pest species - the severity of the infestation - environmental factors that may promote reinfestation.


  Consumer Protection Advice - Pesticide Safety Issues  
  Pesticide safety be wary of very cheap prices for bee control - check which pesticides are to be used - do they propose to use the far cheaper, less effective, solvent based pesticides which can be acutely harmful in premises where occupants may suffer from asthmatic or other bronchial ailments.
Be careful when selecting a pest controller it's far too easy to get a State Govt WorkCover issued Pest Control Licence and start up a pest control business - using mostly unsupervised trainees who have little knowledge of bee pest species or bee control pesticides .... more details .
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