Bee Safety

If bees are in the area:

  • Stay indoors.  
  • Close all windows and doors.   
  • Do not attempt to move bees (don't throw objects at the swarm or squirt with water).   T
  • Typically swarms are transient -- they may set up temporary shelter in a tree for a few hours or even days before moving on.   
  • Swarms that are close to daycare centers, schools, or densely populated areas (large apartment complexes or trailer parks) may need to be removed if they do not leave the area in a reasonable amount of time or are showing aggressive behavior.  
  • If a beekeeper or exterminator is contacted for bees on a private residence or business, the owner/occupant assumes financial responsibility for said services.  
  • The Mesa Fire Department does not typically eradicate bee swarms unless special circumstances are present (such as aggressive, attacking bees that cannot be isolated from the public by reasonable means).  
  • Killing non-Africanized swarms only strengthens the Africanized population. Non-aggressive bees are essential in nature.

WHO TO CONTACT 

Aggressive bees that are swarming and in attack mode

9-1-1

Non-emergency calls

(480) 644-2400

Bee removal - private property

Refer to your Yellow Pages - Bee Removal or Pest Control

Bee removal - City property - Facilities Maintenance

(480) 644-4321

Bee removal - water meters - Utilities

(480) 644-2221

Bee removal - City parks

(480) 644-2262 Press 9 immediately

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