How Much Does Bee or Wasp Removal Cost?
Despite their ability to sting, bees help pollinate flowers and produce honey and wax, and wasps feed on a wide variety of insects, reducing the pest population. Common wasps such as yellow jackets or hornets are often mistaken for bees, but wasps and bees look and act differently, and different methods may be needed to control them.
- Some beekeepers or removal companies charge $75-$200 or more to capture and relocate a swarm. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln answers common questions about honey bee swarm.
- Honey bee hives/nests can be inside walls, ceilings, floors, hollow trees or other cavities. Removal may require cutting holes in the building in order to extract the bees and their honeycombs. It can cost $100-$700 or more to remove a honey bee nest, depending on where it’s located (including how high it is off the ground) and how many bees it contains.
Because bees are so beneficial to the environment, many experts recommend live removal of a honey bee colony. However, where live removal can be difficult or impossible, pest control companies will exterminate a hive for $100-$300 or more.
A wasp nest may be an umbrella-shaped paper-like nest built under an eave or ledge (paper wasps); an inverted tear-drop ball attached to a tree, bush or the side of a building (hornets); or underground or in a rock wall or the wall of a building (yellow jackets). Wasp nests may need to be eliminated if they’re in high-traffic areas. Pest control companies may charge $100-$400 or more. For example, Fort Hamilton Pest Control in Brooklyn, NY, estimates its average treatment fee for wasps or bees is $225, with a minimum charge of $275 for a nest or hive located 6′ off the ground or higher.
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