Bees! we certainly don’t want our family members to be stung by them, but they are an important ecological and economical factor in Hawaii. There are two species of bees in Hawaii, the honey bee and carpenter bees.
Carpenter Bees deserve their own special discussion since they are wood destroying insects and are not as ecologically important here in Hawaii and are solitary, rather than living in a hive as social insects, like honey bees. You can find more information here on carpenter bees.
There are also several varieties of wasp that fall into two specific categories for pest control purposes paper wasps and mud wasps.
There are several ways to deal with bees in Hawaii. We try our very best to use the most ecologically sound methods when assessing a honey bee infestation and work closely with several beekeepers to assist us when possible in removing the infestations naturally. Call our office to get the most up to date list of beekeepers we work with to help remove bee infestations on Oahu.
You can help in this effort by calling as soon as you notice bees congregating anywhere on your property. Sometimes they will be attracted to an area for a day or two and then move on. However, if bees are able to establish a colony in a home or tree void, they can be difficult to remove and may require chemical means of eradication. Not only that, but rotten honeycomb inside a wall will also have to be removed by a contractor, which isn’t cheap here in Hawaii.