Getting rid of bees: First steps
Have you noticed there are a lot of bees on your property lately? If you have noticed a larger-than-normal bee population around your home, there is a good chance there is a bee's nest somewhere nearby. Getting rid of a bee's nest can be a challenging proposition in terms of bee control. After all, getting too close could leave you with quite a stinging feeling! However, it is important to take the necessary measures to get rid of the nest, particularly if anyone in your family is allergic to bees or wasps.
Although bees do play an important role in a garden ecosystem as pollinators, they can pose serious risks to the safety of family members who are allergic to their stings. Moreover, even those who are not allergic to bee stings are at risk of having a painful sting to contend with. And even when bees don't sting, they can put a real damper on outdoor activities!
Getting rid of bees' or wasps' nests can be tricky and requires a lot of care and careful planning to avoid agitating the bees which can lead to an attack. The best time to tackle this task is at night. This is because bees are much more docile at night and less likely to be angered by what you are doing. Bees sleep at night and, as a result, will not be as active. That being said, it is important to also ensure you have some degree of light (such as from a small flashlight) so you can see what you are doing and so that you can keep yourself safe.
To minimize risk of being stung, wear protective clothing. Long sleeves and heavy pants such as jeans are a good idea. Be sure your clothing is tucked in so that bees cannot fly in through any gaps! Also, it's a good idea to wear protective face coverings to minimize the risk to your eyes, mouth and face.
Now that you are all prepared, you can proceed with the removal of the nest. This is assuming you have already located the nest in the daylight so that you know exactly where you need to work. Good places to look for nests are under roof overhangs and in similarly "cozy" areas of your homes exteriors.
Does all of this seem like more than you can handle - or more than you are willing to risk? For many people, removing a bees' nest is not an at-home job, either because they are afraid of being stung, they do not want to climb on a ladder or they cannot locate the nest in the first place. Fortunately, there are pest control companies that will expertly handle the location and removal of the nest for you. Calling bee exterminators company will save you a great deal of time, risk and hassle. If you aren't comfortable with removing a bees' nest, leave the job to the professionals. They will take all necessary precautions to safely remove the best from your home and to destroy it so that the threat of bee infestation is no longer.
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