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Many people get stung when they just happen to come upon a nest by accident and wind up getting stung and possibly chased around by angry bees or hornets. Yellow Jackets prefer ground nests under rocks or other objects, but will also nest in wall voids of homes. Wasps build their paper nests in protected areas such as around windows of a home. European hornets like to nest high up in trees or on our homes. Carpenter bees infest wood from ground level up but rarely sting anyone. Bumble Bees nest in the ground in protected areas.
It is always a good idea to look around for stinging insect activity before you start setting up for a picnic, gardening or tree trimming. If you have small children playing in your yard look around first before you let the little ones out to play. If you see stinging insect activity you probably have a stinging insect nest in or around your home.
If you can, it’s always better to relocate bees instead of killing them because they are beneficial in the pollination process, but anyone that might be allergic to the sting of a bee should never be around them. You should always call in professionals to deal with a bee problem. We have all the right equipment and protective gear to remove the bees and hives from your property. Give Pest Control Technicians, Inc. a call today!
There are over 20,000 recorded bee species found throughout the world. Bees can be black or brown with red, yellow or lustrous blue stripes. Bees are a necessary part of the aquiculture system because they are pollinators but that doesn’t mean you want them buzzing around your home and family. Bees are social and live in a caste system with the queen being the leader of the hive and the only one that lays eggs. Drones are the males and are there to mate with the queens. They are seen buzzing around from late spring to early summer. The worker bees are females and are the smallest of the species. They are the most plentiful and are responsible for all the work that keeps the hive running smoothly.
Bees are ½ – 1 inch in size and have fuzzy bodies that allow them to pick up and carry pollen back to the hive. Hives are usually found at ground level and can be found in holes that have been left behind by other animals. They can also be found under sheds or in compost piles. Bees are always looking for pollen and will travel many miles from the hive every day looking for food. They are also attracted to sweet foods like ice cream, soda, fruit and juice. If you can remove these foods, you can cut down on seeing them buzzing around.
There are a variety of factors in getting rid of bees that can make it a difficult task. The first step is to figure out which bee you’re dealing with. The bees you see around your home are typically carpenter, bumble or honey bees and the methods for each may need to be different to be effective. If you’re worried about those with allergies to bee stings, then you will need to get rid of them. Bee traps can trick the bees into coming into the hive through a small hole. Once inside, they fall into an empty bottle but this isn’t effective because it does not get rid of the source of the problem. You will trap some bees but the infestation will not go away.
You can use a vacuum to suck all the bees out of the hive or try putting a plastic bag over the hive and removing it. This again kills the bees instead of relocating them and can put you in the line of attack as it will anger the bees. Killer bees have chased people for over a ¼ of a mile after they have gotten irritated or angry! Never seal the exit hole of a hive because they will find another way out and it could be into your home. If you try to remove a hive before the wax decays, you put your home at risk of structural damage and a big mess of honey and wax that may attract other hungry insects!
A few points that I would like to address about stinging insects. The nest will be gone when it gets cold. False. Actually what happens is that the insects will move to the warmth inside your home. Insects will begin emerging inside the home since it is too cold outside and their natural food supply is gone. Many people get stung on the inside of their own home! Don’t put yourself and family in danger call Pest Control Technicians right away!
If you are having a picnic try to avoid using beverage cans or other containers that are not clear. Provide cups to your guests. Every year people are stung on their lips, mouth, tongue, and throat because a bee flew into their beer or soda can and then stung the person when they went to take a drink. People die every year from bee stings since the sensitive areas in your mouth and throat swell up when stung by a bee. People die when their wind pipe is swollen shut and they suffocate.
Needless to say stinging insect control is not a do it yourself job especially if the nest is high off the ground and ladders are required to treat the nest. This is a job for the professional who knows the different species of stinging insects and how to properly approach the nest and treat it with professional products. Let Pest Control Technicians take the danger and the sting out of stinging insect control!
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