There are over 1500 species of bees native to Australia, most of which are active in the warmer months of the year. While many of us are well aware of the positive impact that these creatures have on the environment, that’s no reason to want them inside your home. For one, they can be a serious threat to your health, especially if someone has an allergic reaction to bee or wasp stings.
That said, attempting to remove them rather than eliminate them can keep your home safe while protecting these important creatures. At 000 Pest Control, we will do everything in our power to attempt a non-lethal bee removal and relocation, though it is not always possible
In some cases, a safe bee removal simply is not possible. For some, the costs of removal are too great, especially if it means having to cut down a tree or having to open up holes in the walls of the home. In other cases, the chances of a successful removal are too slow. For the purposes of bee pest control, extermination is sometimes the only effective solution.
During the process we will find the hive and visit it when it is most inactive, usually during the early morning or late afternoon. Then, we spray insecticides on the nest, effectively eliminating the queen and the vast majority of the workers. From there, the nest can be safely removed and your home left free of bees. The chemicals we use are non-toxic for humans and completely safe to use
If you believe that you have a bee problem on your property, then get in touch with 000 Pest Control today. We can provide a free quote and inspect the property to see the location and extent of the problem, as well as the species of bee or wasp that you might be dealing with them.
From there, we can help you choose the most effective bee pest control solution, whether we believe we are able to safely remove them, what work might be involved, and whether an extermination may be a more suitable option. The lethal option is our last choice, but one that has to be made sometimes.
When it comes to bees and wasps, people often mistake one for the other. It’s pretty understandable as they’re both coloured similarly, they both buzz, and they’ll both sting you if they’re not comfortable with your presence! Wasps are often the leaner-looking of the two – bees, as you probably know by now, have a much wider and fluffier look to them. In terms of the sting attacks, bees will only do so if they feel as though they absolutely have to. Wasps are more inclined to go on the offensive out of the blue, and can sting multiple times without taking their own lives in the process.
Bees do their thing mostly in the summer months when everything suits them. The weather is perfect for them during this time, and the flowers they go to work on are in the best possible condition. During the wintertime, they’ll either hibernate, or they’ll overwinter until it’s time to re-emerge.
For the majority of people, a bee sting is just a pain in the backside – pardon the pun. They tend to hurt for a little while and then disappear once the skin has healed itself. If you’re not allergic to bees, then you should be completely fine. If you are allergic, however, then you could be in for a bit more of an issue. Bees stings can be fatal for someone with an allergy.
Again, if you’re not allergic to bees, then it would simply be a case of running the sting under the tap and washing it with some soap. Pain relief medication would also do the trick as the sensation would be nullified for a little while during the recovery. If you are allergic, then you might want to see a doctor – they may then suggest a skin test or an allergy blood test.
Honey bees tend to die after stinging humans. The stinger enters the body of their assailant, but their skin is often too strong for the bee to comfortable remove it again. The stinger gets pulled out of the bee along with the abdomen – the bee will then die shortly after.
Bees are important as they do their bit to keep the natural world flowing. They help flowers pollinate and produce food which is only a good thing for the environment. While they may come across as a reasonably scary bunch, they do have a real productive purpose in this life.
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