Why is Professional Bee Control So Important?
While bees are fascinating insects and benefit the environment, they can build colonies on your property and become a threat to personal health. Since bee colonies can be very challenging and difficult to remove, the average Do-It-Yourselfer should not attempt to deal with this. When bees are present, it may be necessary to contact Spectrum Pest Control for a professional bee control plan in Monroeville. While you may only see a few bees buzzing around your property, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a colony or hive nearby.
Bee Infestation Warning Signs
If you see more than the average number of bees hanging around your garden, this may be an indication of a nearby colony. Furthermore, if you lack the expertise and skills of a professional Monroeville bee control exterminator, you shouldn’t attempt to handle this. In addition to their experience and expertise, Spectrum Pest Control specialists also have the proper equipment. They possess the necessary skills required to safely eradicate and remove bee infestations. Their experience lies with commercial and residential properties alike.
You should never take bee infestations for granted and neglect doing something about them. Thus mentioned, you will want to leave the disposition of these insects in the hands of professionals. At the same time you should also be aware of the warning signs that a colony is located nearby. There are five (5) warning signs that you should look for if you suspect that you have an infestation:
- a bee frenzy; aggressive or erratic behavior
- bees that are seen swarming near a hole or opening in a structure or tree
- dead bees located near lighting or light sources
- noises and/or vibrations emanating within the walls of your home
- significant numbers of bees up under the eaves and roof
Keep in mind that bees can cause painful stings. You need to exercise additional caution if you or a family member has had an adverse or allergic reaction to bee stings. In some cases, bee stings have been known to be fatal. Contact the professionals from Spectrum Pest Control to handle your bee control needs in Monroeville.
What Should I Do While Waiting for the Exterminator?
If you have found a large colony of bees on your property, or too close to your home and family, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us to take care of the problem. In the meantime, while you are waiting for one of our knowledgeable and skilled specialists to arrive, we suggest that you do the following:
First and foremost, DO NOT disturb the colony or nest in any way – Normally, bees will not bother you if you don’t bother them. DO NOT spray them with insecticides or water, or throw sticks, stones, or any other type of object at them. All this will do is agitate them and increase your chances of getting stung. Leave them alone until a Monroeville bee control specialist from Spectrum Pest Control arrives.
Stay away from any swarms that are present over your property – Even if you are leaving the house, you should stay put if you notice a swarm above your home or property. Delay plans and make sure that it is safe before leaving. If by some chance they are Africanized bees (and this won’t be known without conducting a DNA test), DON’T disturb them or make any sudden moves around the nest.
Watch for the signs indicating a pending bee attack – If by chance you get too close to the colony/hive, or wander into the path of a swarm, bees will buzz (fly) around your head. They are letting you know they feel threatened. If possible, run as fast as you can and seek shelter in your home. Shut any doors and windows that may be open. Bees are capable of flying up to 15 mph. So, if one buzzes your face, you can bet there will be more in quick pursuit.
If you have noticed a hive or swarm nearby, don’t risk injury to you or your family members. Call Spectrum Pest Control and have one of our bee control specialists, in Monroeville, handle the situation effectively and safely.