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A pest control company from Katy has been selected to removed a massive bee hive in Greenspoint today.

“It’s a ten-year old hive, fourteen-feet-long, five-and-a-half-feet around, this is Beezilla,” said Claude Griffin of Gotcha Pest Control.

It’s a ten-year old hive inside of a tree that apparently was cracked open by lightening.  Less aggressive honey bees and Africanized killer bees are fighting over who gets to live in the tree according to Griffin.

Griffin will start the removal process at noon.  Prior to that he’ll be warning people who live in the area of Aldine Bender and Imperial Valley Drive that they should get inside with their kids and pets.

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“We’re going to post notice and then we are going to go across the street to Subway.  We’re going to have to go door, to door to door.”

If you live within a three block radius Griffin says you need to listen to the warning to get inside by noon today.

“You might have a bee hive that is in touch with the bee hive I’ve removing,” Griffin said.

The removal is happening after a dog was killed and his owner badly stung while he was mowing the lawn.  The vibration of lawn-mowers can anger bees, and smokey lawnmowers make it even worse according to Griffin.  Griffin says if you’ve seen bees in your yard that hive could be bigger than you think.

Griffin says many pest control companies don’t want to take on a project like this one – killer bees in a tree.  He says that’s why a Katy company has been selected to remove the bees.  He expects to gather a lot of honey from this job.

The bees will be vacuumed from the tree and relocated.

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