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Do you guys offer bee/wasp control???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Let it Grow, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    I've gotten pretty good at knowing where the bees/wasps are going to be on a property and was thining about adding it to my services. Maybe advertise that we will spend 1/2 hour on the property (depending on size) and kill all the bees/wasps/hornets we find for like $50-$100.

    What do you guys think?

    Anyone ready for springtime? I'm sick of vacationing. I'm ready to work!!!
  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Yea, A bee or wasp stings me, I loose control of my bladder
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I quit breathing, so no. But i would pay $50 for the service.
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Same here. HIGHLY allergic. Almost died already once in a yard. I offer/demand these services for free. Keep more than one can of spray in truck at all times. Have two kinds, one that I can spray anywhere, and one that I can spray on plants and in bushes.

    I'd prefer to be attacked by a bear protecting her young.:eek:
  5. Jb3NH

    Jb3NH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Yeah i'll go toe to toe with any wasp or bee, White Face Hornet (BaldFace Hornet) i triple my fee..
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    im real good at bee wasp control...... usually running over the nest with the mower drives them out of their nest:D :blob2: :blob2:
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Well it depends on if i am on a contract property, or a one time job property. If its a contract i will usually treat the nest for nothing, just for my own safety since we are there alot, one time job property ill ask if they want to spend an extra few bucks to take care of the problem.
  8. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    It seems like most people are super afraid of them (or allergic...or both!). That's what got me to start thinking about adding the service. I don't like getting stung, but they are fairly predictable, so as long as you are careful you can kill them fairly easily. Only got stung once last year, and I killed about 500 of them so those are pretty good odds. It was a badlfaced that got me, and it hurt real bad, finger swelled up for three days!
    I think I might be able to make some good cash from it...we'll see.
  9. Yard Perfect

    Yard Perfect LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I got into a nest last year - 15 stings, while running I tore a calf muscle, slows a walking mower guy a tad. I also keep a couple of cans of "good bye" bees in the truck. I think I would leave removal to a professional. Out here there is a service that removes them for free and he then sells the venom for medicine.

  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    In Oh. if you advertise as an exterminator or offer the services of one you better be lisc. and ins. for it. I get rid of them i even did a post on how to use a fire extinguiser to apply seven dust, kills fast, but I don't advertise the service its just something I will discuss with the customer it would be best to let me get rid of them for there safty and mine, of course a small fee would be charged for hazardous duty.


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