Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
The honey bee is 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch in length are yellow and black in color, and are hairy.
Nests and individual bees pose a health risk to humans, especially allergic individuals. Swarms can alarm people, but typically aren’t dangerous.
Africanized honey bees do exist in Washington, Iron and San Juan counties in Utah and are more dangerous than European honey bees. Click here to learn more about Africanized honey bees.
Honey bee’s are social, have perennial colony that survive the winter and can occasional swarm.
Learn more by reading our blog post: Stinging Insect Guide: Bees, Hornets, & Wasps in Utah.
Pollen, nectar and honey
Honey bees are important pollinators and are protected under the Pollinator Protection Act.
Bees are a valuable resource; consider contacting your local beekeepers association for hive or swarm extraction.
Monitor for bees throughout the season.
Purchase and use a bee veil, suit and gloves.
Minimize nesting habitat around property.
Install tight-fitting screens in windows.
Never plug entrance holes to nests!
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.