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MJ Backhouse

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018

MJ Backhouse

Specialists in Pest Control across North and West Yorkshire

MJ Backhouse

Family-run business with Yorkshire roots

MJ Backhouse

Providing reactive & proactive pest control services

Do you have a honey bee swarm?

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Bees are an incredibly important part of the planet’s eco-system, particularly with regards to pollination. On the other hand, they can also be regarded as a pest if they are swarming or have nested within the structure of a building or very close to it. If you are experiencing issues with bees it’s important to identify what sort of bee it is as this will help to determine the course of action that can be taken.

Honey bees

Honey bees are usually very small and can range from almost black to a light shade of brown in colour. A moving swarm will generally fly around in close proximity to one another, with a resting swarm packed very closely together as one unit. It you are experiencing problems with honey bee swarms at your property then a local beekeeper may be able to help. If there is not one, then it is wise to contact a local pest remove service for advice about how to deal with them.

Bumble bees

Not all swarms of bees are honey bees. Another type of bee which may be causing problems is the bumble bee. These are different to honey bees in that they are bigger, rounder and furrier. They also exhibit a number of different combinations of coloured stripes at the tip of their tails. Like honey bees, they may nest in your property too or perhaps in a bird box, tree or decked area. If bumble bees are causing issues then is it best to use a professional service to deal with the problem. They will be able to advise on the best course of action to take as well suggest future preventative steps which could be put in place.

MJ Backhouse have over 30 years of experience in carrying out pest control. Our expert team are able to deal with a wide range of pests including bees, wasps, mice, rats, pigeons and moles. If you would like to book a call out or speak to us about the preventive services we provide please get in touch today on 0800 5426359.


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