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Black Knight Termite and Pest Control owners have been residing in and serving the Temecula and Murrieta area for over 20 years.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best quality service through their expertise and professionalism.  They are committed to providing on-time service, competitive rates and thorough inspection

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What's All the Buzz About Bees?

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Bees, you can't live with em' and you definitely can't live without em'! Bees are responsible for pollinating trees and plants that produce fruits, nuts and vegetables absolutely essential to the nation's food industry. (Karimi, 2016) In fact, bees contribute to billions of dollars toward U.S. agriculture each year making them a highly valued asset to our economy and (let's be honest) our kitchens and pantries.

As Black Knight has seen a significant rise in bee related phone calls, we wanted to touch upon the importance of bees and why they are so fascinating and essential. We know that having a raging beehive right outside your front door is neither comforting nor welcoming, so we wanted to put your mind at ease. Here are a couple of things to consider when you encounter a beehive on your property and your weighing your options between relocating or exterminating the bees.

Exterminating an entire hive is not always the best option although sometimes necessary given the location of the hive. If the hive is located in a chimney, for example, or even an attic, a professional beekeeper is really limited to preserving the hive or even having appropriate access to the bees. In other cases, if a beehive is located on a fascia board or neighboring tree outside your home, the chances of relocating the bees successfully is very likely. Something to also remember is to never try to exterminate or relocate a beehive yourself. This is very dangerous and just an all-round bad idea. Simply put - just don't do it. 

Surprisingly, the cost of relocating bees is sometimes equal to if not less than if you were to exterminate them. So if you are unsure of which option is more budget friendly, our suggestion is to call around and ask. You may find that most professionals will need to come out to your home first and inspect the area where the hive is located before they can come out and do what they need to do. This is normal, because giving a bid over the phone can range in price, drastically.  

Overall, while we are a pest control company, bees hold a special place in our hearts given the weight of impact that they have on our environment. If you have an active beehive on your property, give us a call and we can help put you in contact with a local beekeeper that we have partnered with. If your interested in learning more information, feel free to check out the clip below which covers Colony Collapse Disorder which is plaguing the bee population, globally. 



Karimi, F. (2016, October 1). Bees place on endangered species list -- a first in the US. CNN News. Retrieved from

Spivak, M. (2013). Why bees are disappearing. TED Talks. Retrieved from 


Black Knight goes above and beyond

Megan Pinneo

Bees in the chimney

That constant buzz, you hear it but where is it coming from? Low and behold, it is coming from your chimney, an entire colony of bees! Looks like its time to call Black Knight Pest Control, all the while thinking this cant possibly be an easy task to get the bees out of there.

At Black Knight we come across situations that are not "ideal" but we get the job done no matter the measure that we must take, such as this situation with the colony of bees in the chimney. As most are aware the bee population is depleting and at Black Knight are proud to announce that we have hired a bee keeper to be able to relocate the bees we must remove from the properties of our customers. While this is great news this was not an option in this case of the bees located in the chimney. Instead we had to exhaust our other options, so we suited up, rented a scissor lift and exterminated the bees as we had no option of relocating them. We were able to get the job done with out a hitch and leave another customer satisfied.

At Black Knight Pest Control there is rarely a job too big or too small. We will always find a way! Take a look at these pictures taken by Jim Pinneo the Owner here at Black Knight Pest Control helping out and suiting up for this big job.

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Call for a bee quote today! Bee extermination and exclusion starting at $225.00 for one area which come with a 30 day guarantee for the SAME AREA ONLY.

Mud Wasps

Megan Pinneo

I know you have seen their unmistakable Mud Nests in passing, they are hard not to take a second look at.

Mud Wasps aka Mud Daubers are a type of Wasp that makes their nests with mud.  There are several species, two of which are  Organ-pipe Wasps and Potter Wasps. 

Organ-Pipe Wasp

Organ-Pipe Wasp

Organ-Pipe Wasp Nest

Organ-Pipe Wasp Nest

Organ-Pipe Wasps are black in color, and mold their nests to look like a series of tubes similar to the pipes on an organ.

Potter Wasp with its Mud Nest.

Potter Wasp with its Mud Nest.

Potter Wasps are usually black and yellow in color and other times have white, orange or red markings.  The nests of the Potter Wasps resemble miniature pottery as shown in the picture above.

While Mud Daubers are not known to sting and can actually be Beneficial to us in helping reduce the number of Pest Insects and Spiders you do not want to disturb their nests.  Instead of taking the task on yourself and knocking down the Mud Nest they have worked hard to create call a Professional in Pest Control, I'm sure they would be happy to assist.

Black Knight Pest Control has your Wasp Nest Removal Services.