Bees and wasps are not only annoying at times, they can be downright dangerous. Most people have at least a small fear of being stung whenever they see one of these winged insects. For the majority, it’s all about the pain that the sting may cause. Others, however, are afraid because of an allergic reaction that can kill them. In fact, some people are so allergic they must carry an injector with them to shoot epinephrine into their system to save their lives in case of a sting.
If you find a hive or nest in your backyard, you’ll want to get rid of them right away. Let’s take a look at how you can eliminate bees and wasps with the help of an expert.
Never remove or destroy a hive yourself
If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably accustomed to taking care of a variety of tasks and needs around your home. But no matter how handy you are around the house, it is very important that you never attempt to eliminate bees or wasps by removing or destroying their hive or nest from your property. Doing so will do nothing but make the creatures angry, and you’re very likely to get stung, perhaps several times. Each year, many people get stung because they attempted to remove a large number of bees or wasps from their homes. If you notice a hive or nest, it’s important that you call a professional. It’s the safe thing to do.
Contact a beekeeper
Beekeepers aren’t interested in wasps, but there’ s a good chance they’ll want your bees because they are important for pollination and honey production. This means that beekeepers won’t want you to eliminate bees if it can be avoided. If you can’t find a local facility, call your state’s wildlife or agriculture department and they’ll point you in the right direction. There’s a good chance that someone will be sent out to take care of the problem.
Contact a pest control expert
If you have a problem with wasps or a beekeeper isn’t able to come out and remove the bee hive, your only recourse will be to call a professional pest control company to handle the removal. Extermination can be done by some pest control experts, but they’ll first need to evaluate the situation at your home. If bees are your problem, and they don’t post an immediate threat, the expert may decide to take the time to work on getting a beekeeper to your home instead, since killing bees is largely frowned upon. If you have a problem with wasps or the professional feels there is no other choice, a plan will be devised to eliminate the insects.
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