Bees are an essential part of any ecosystem they inhabit because they help with the pollination of plants. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about these insects and how to safely interact with them if they are somewhere in your environment.
Why bees pose a threat
Bee stings can be painful, and they can be very dangerous to individuals who are allergic to bee venom, but a single bee can only sting once, so most stings are uncomfortable, but ultimately harmless. However, when a bee hive is threatened, then the bees will swarm and a very large amount of venom will be injected into the intruder. Bee stings can also be dangerous if they happen in the neck area, which will cause edema, filling the neck tissues with fluid and making it difficult or impossible to breathe. Another issue may come up if you are stung while operating a vehicle or some form or machinery or tool, and the sting startles you.
Precautions to take against bees
The best way to avoid getting stung is to be aware of your surroundings and avoid any bees or hives that you may notice. To start, do not go into areas that are known to have a lot of bees. These areas usually have a lot of flowers during spring, where the bees will be collecting nectar and helping with pollination.
If you do have to go into one of these areas, make sure that you either wear or have on you some long sleeve shirts, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. So for example, if you are going camping during the spring, you want to have these clothes in your backpack even if it’s too hot outside to wear them. If you did not take these precautions, and you suddenly find yourself in an area that has bees in it, you can avoid getting stung by making sure not to startle or swat at the bees. Most bees will only sting in self-defense, or in defense of their nests.
What to do if there is a nest near your home
Bees may set up a nest in your backyard, and in these situations, you will need the help of a pro to safely get rid of it. Contact us today if you have such a nest on your property, or if you have any questions about the bee control process.Tags: Bee Control, Bee Removal