Honeybees are highly useful for us humans in many ways. They are a valuable resource to our planet in that they produce honey and pollinate the plants.
However, some species can be dangerous. The Africanized bee swarms found in Arizona are a hybrid of African and European bees that migrated to the United States in the 1990s. These bees are very defensive and aggressive. In sufficient swarms, they can even be deadly.
In this article, we will share some useful information on the steps that you should take to keep yourself safe from this particular type of bee. Have a beehive on your property? Give KY-KO Pest Prevention a call and have us remove it safety.
How to avoid a bee swarm when you’re hiking
When going for a hike, you should avoid wearing shiny objects or dark clothing as they attract the bees. Also, avoid wearing cologne, perfumes, and strong scent as bees are also attracted by them. When you encounter a hive, it’s important that you avoid jerky movements, as they can provoke the bees to attack.
What to do when you encounter an aggressive bee swarm or hive
When you encounter a bee swarm or beehive in Arizona, you should avoid going near and immediately call bee control experts. Not every beehive has Africanized bees. However, caution is better.
Approach an hive or swarm with extreme caution, but don’t panic. In many cases, people have been seriously hurt or killed in their attempt to get away from a swarm. You need to move away fast, but don’t accidentally run in front of car while doing so!
That being said, you should avoid making the mistake of standing in place and trying to swat the bees. This will only provoke the bees that will attack in large numbers. The best course of action is to get to a shelter spot as soon possible. You should get in a building or a car and securely shut the door and windows.
In case you are attacked by a swarm of bees and there is no shelter nearby, you should run through the brush or shrubs in order to prevent the bees from attacking you. If you are not able to find any shelter or shrubs nearby, you should keep running away from the swarms of bees until they leave you behind. Generally, bees pursue a person for about half a mile before turning back to the nest.
Contact KY-KO Pest Prevention for bee swarm control
For expert bee removal and control services, you should contact KY-KO Pest Prevention. We are a family-run business serving Phoenix, Arizona. We offer bee removal, bee proofing, domestic, killer bees & wasps removal, and other pest control services.