Bees play an important role in ensuring balance in our ecosystem. They pollinate flowering plants and fruits. Moreover, they produce honey that has a myriad of health benefits.
While there are many other pollinators including wasps, bats, moths, butterflies and birds, the fact is plants and vegetation would not exist in their present form if the bees did not exist.
While the important role of bees in the ecosystem cannot be denied, when a colony of bees decides to make a residence near your house, you are right to feel threatened.
A beehive in the backyard or the house roof can be dangerous. Here are three risks posed by bee hives near the house that makes it essential to call a pest control company like KY-KO Pest Prevention for effective bee removal services.
1. Bee stings
The most obvious danger of a beehive is the threat of a sting. Most types of bees are not aggressive by nature. However, they will attack if they feel threatened in any way. In addition, certain bees—such as Africanized bees—often attack unprovoked, or are very easy to provoke.
Since it’s nearly impossible to distinguish these “Killer Bees” from normal bees, it’s best to be cautious and stay away from the hive.
The closer the beehive is located to the house, the more threat to the household of bee stings. The stings of the bees contain venom. If they attack in swarms, they could prove fatal. You should be particularly concerned about a bee hive near the house if the household contains children or pets, as it takes less stings to injure them than a full-grown adult human.
2. Allergic reaction
While the stings of honeybees don’t cause disease or pass contagious diseases, they can cause allergic reactions, apart from the pain and swelling. An average person can withstand about ten bee stings per pound.
But if the person is allergic to bee stings, a single sting by a bee could result in a severe reaction. Some of the painful symptoms of the bee stings for those who are allergic include fainting, vomiting, nausea, and labored breathing.
3. Multiple Beehives
If you ignore the bee hive near the house and don’t call a bee pest control company, the bee colony may split and form additional homes. Also, a new colony of bees may decide to take up residence near the house. Soon, there will be multiple bee hives near the house, posing increased risk to the household. This will make bee removal more costly and complicated as well.
You should take instant action when you find a beehive near the house. While honeybees are vital for the environment, a beehive near the house should not be tolerated. You will put your family members at risk by letting the bees invade your house. A simple call to a bee removal expert will remove the threat from the house.
Do not try to remove a beehive yourself!
Never try to remove the hive yourself. Even if you think that the hive seems to be abandoned or empty, it’s important that you contact a professional pest control company to have it removed. Expert pest control professionals will relocate the beehive in a place far away from your house. Ideally, none of the bees will be harmed in this relocation.
For experienced bee removal help in Phoenix, AZ, you can contact KY-KO Pest Prevention. We have been serving the area with integrity for over a decade.