The Importance of Bee and Wasp Control (and the Dangers of the Swarm)

While most people understand the danger of having a bee hive or wasp nest around their homes, chances are they underestimate the risk it poses. If you have noticed increased numbers of bees and wasps, you should call a pest control professional right away.

Why is it so important to get professional help? Because you don’t want to take the chance of running into a swarm.

The Danger of Swarms

One sting is painful, but not life-threatening (unless you’re allergic, of course). Multiply those stings by the hundred, however, and you could easily be seriously injured – or even killed.

It’s easier than you think to run into a swarm. When a bee stings you, it releases an “alarm pheromone” that attracts other bees in the area.

The reason behind this is, any bee that stings is likely doing it in defense of the hive. To protect the hive, it needs to alert as many other bees as possible – which is why it rings the alarm bell.

The more bees you have, of course, the higher the likelihood that you’ll get stung sooner or later. While that’s not necessarily a big deal, if that one sting brings the bee cavalry, you could easily find yourself in a very dangerous situation.

Wasps are Dangerous, Too

While wasps don’t have the same swarming instinct that bees do, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find yourself under attack by dozens of them.

For one thing, while a single bee can only sting you once, one wasp can keep stinging you again and again. This makes each individual wasp much more dangerous than a single bee.

Also, it’s much easier to accidentally disturb a wasp nest than a bee hive. Wasps set up nests all over the place, including on the ground; so, if you accidentally kick one or run over it with a lawnmower, you could find yourself getting stung dozens of times before you even realize the danger you’re in.

Let Professionals Handle It

The easiest way to run into a swarm, of course, is to disturb a hive or a nest. This is why it’s so important that you don’t try to take care of a bee or wasp problem on your own.

Professional pest control experts have the tools and experience to remove and relocate hives and nests quickly and safely. They can do it without damaging your home, and without putting you and your family in danger. Chances are, you can’t say the same.

If you’re having problems with wasps and bees, don’t put your family in danger of running into a swarm. Call a pest control expert today so that you stay safe – and swarm-free.