Fear of bees or bee stings is one of the more common phobias of humans. This has been amplified because of spreading rumors concerning "killer bees." This article is intended to teach you how to know when to hire bee removal services.
- If there are members of the family who are allergic to bee stings: Some are allergic to bee stings or insect bites in general. Some even exhibit extreme reactions to stings that they experience difficulty in breathing, nausea and dizziness. If this is the case, then by all means contact your local bee removal service.
- If you are unsure where the bees' nest is: Those of us who are less fearful of bees will probably just decide to remove the colony ourselves. However, this should not be done if you are unsure of the nest's exact location. Remember that the whole colony should be removed. If this is not done because you were unable to pinpoint the exact location of the nest, then chances are you will have created a bigger problem. The bees will know that their nest is in danger and may react aggressively and swarm to retaliate. Bees generally choose dark areas for nesting sites so they may choose to live inside walls and even attics. Some will build their nests atop trees or the side of your house. There are reported cases of underground bees' nest as well. If this is the case, then hit that directory for a bee removal service because this will definitely need a professional's work.
- Contact a beekeeper: There are bee removal services that do not charge a single penny for their services. These are usually local beekeepers that collect the nest. This is a very good option. Firstly, they are professionals and definitely know how to safely remove a bees' nest. Secondly, they do not use harmful chemicals or pesticides in removing the bees so you need not worry about chemical residue that may harm you and your family.
Bees are extremely beneficial insects. Although there are numerous types of insects that help in pollination, bees are the most important of them all as they are the only type of insects that depend solely on pollens to survive. Bee removal, as opposed to bee extermination, does not involve killing these beneficial insects. From an ecological perspective this is a far better option. Don't get carried away by your fear of being stung. Remember that they only sting you if they think that they are threatened.