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People tend to like bees, because of their pleasant coloring and the fact they give us honey. A few honey bees, buzzing around the garden can be a nice site to see. But it’s not all milk and honey when it comes to these winged insects. Bees can infest your home and build their hives in all sorts of places. Attics, sheds, garden trees, but even wall cracks, boxes, ventilators, pipes, and any place they can find.
If a bee hive is set up near or inside your home, your life will soon become a buzzing hell. Bees can turn your home into a giant hive with thousands of honey making winged insects swarming around the house. If that happens, you are facing a major problem, and in order to get rid of bees in your home, you should immediately contact a pest control company.
They’re not just simple honey makers
A single bee colony typically contains from 8000 up to 60 000 bees, and there can be even more. Bee colonies have an advanced matriarchate hierarchy system, made of three castes – male drones, female worker bees and the queen bee. The queen mates and lays eggs for her life span, up to five years while female worker bees perform all tasks needed for the hive.
Bees also have complex signaling systems they use for communication, making them a very organized pest, ready to get defensive and colonize the space they identify as a potential home. If it’s your home, that’s work for a specialist.
Bees can be life threatening
Honey bees are not common pests. They don’t spread diseases, or damage our property. However, each bee carries around a venomous sting combined with a very aggressive nature. If they sense only a hint of danger, they will attack in swarms, stinging the victim tens of times in a blink of an eye.
Bee sting releases Apitoxin, a compound with toxin intensity. Bee stings are painful, cause swelling and itching. It is calculated that an average person can withstand up to ten stings per pound of the body weight, but if a person is allergic to bee venom, a single sting can trigger a severe allergic reaction which can lead to death.
Identify the problem
A first step in fighting an infestation is to find out what exactly you’re dealing with. Are the insects infecting your home bees, wasps or hornets. However, bee hives are a very dangerous place to hang around.
When bees invade living zones, no person should put themselves at risk of bee stings. Besides being extremely painful, even with non allergic population, multiple stings have been known to cause severe poisoning, even death.
For that reason it is recommended to try and inspect a single specimen, or take photographs from a distance for safety reasons. It is better not to expose yourself to the potential hazard of hundreds of stingers flying your way, call a specialist in for advice or have their professional exterminator, qualified to deal with pest infestations deal with the problem for you.
How to get rid of a bee infestation
The only way to get rid of bees in case of an infestation is to remove the hive. That process can become a very dangerous, even life threatening activity if not done properly. If you touch into the bee hive, you will most likely be fiercely attacked by a swarm of angry bees. For that reason, pest controllers are equipped with protection gear.
There are different extermination methods you can try out to get rid of bees in your home. However, because of the fact the effective treatment relies on proper identification of the bee species and that chemical compounds recommended for extermination can be dangerous for humans as well, it’s best to leave the infestation removal to the professionals.
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