It is all fun and games outdoors until you come into contact with a bee or wasp. But is bee and wasp removal always a good idea? It depends on a few factors.
Bee and wasp stings are not only painful, but they can be dangerous, especially for those who are allergic to these little pests. Approximately 3 percent of all people are allergic to bee stings. Unfortunately, most people do not know they have an allergy until they get stung and experience an anaphylactic reaction.
Bees, however, are not harmful if you avoid them. In fact, they play an essential role in pollination and production of honey for human consumption. Wasps, on the other hand, help by feeding on other pests. Both bees and wasps can be useful insects.
Steps for Safe Bee and Wasp Removal
For nests that are further away from human settlements, it is advisable to avoid them and leave them alone. But hives that pose the risk of stings should be safely destroyed. Here are the steps you can follow to do this;
1. Identify the Insects
Honey bees, yellow jacket wasps, hornets, and bumble bees are examples of pests you might be making nests near your home. Bees and wasps have different levels of aggression. They also have various sizes of colonies. It is essential to understand the type of insect you are dealing with for effective elimination.
2. Gather the Necessary Equipment
The second step is to acquire the right protective gear to avoid stings. Pest control companies have quality equipment that is designed for the job. For DIY bee and wasp removal options, heavy clothing that covers the entire body should be worn.
Also, buy spray aerosols and powders that are fit for the job. Read the labels and ensure that the spray is suited for the task. If the hives are in high areas, have a ladder for easy access.
3. Approach the Hive
Approach the nest at night when the workers are less active. Do not carry a light, because they attract insects. Check for the entrance of the hive and first spray the aerosol. You can then sprinkle the fast-acting powder to treat the hive. The dust will kill the pests overnight or in a day or two.
4. Inspect for Hive Activity
Over the next few hours, check for hive activity. If there is none, remove the bee or wasp nest and dispose off. For nests that are in hollow walls, attics, or vents, drill holes in the structure and apply the chemicals in the nest. It is vital that you destroy all the bees and wasps in the hives to avoid reemergence.
Caution should be taken when dealing with bees and wasps. For hives that are close to the house, carry out the elimination process in the absence of pets and children. In case of stings, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
5. Contact a Bee and Wasp Removal Specialist
Knowing how to remove bees and wasps is one thing. Actually handling them, getting rid of them, and spraying the product used to eliminate them is another. A bee and wasp specialist can help you safely get the job done right.
Why Hire a Bee and Wasp Removal Specialist?
Because of the risks that are associated with bee and wasp stings, do-it-yourself methods are not recommended. Here are some of the reasons why;
- Knowledge of their different species is essential to better understand their behavior in different circumstances.
- Only the right type of protective gear is recommended to wear to avoid stings. Exterminators are well equipped with these gears.
- You must understand the right processes to follow to safely eradicate the pests and prevent other pests from taking over the nest once the procedure is complete.
- Knowledge of the right type of chemicals to use is essential.
The technicians at Bee and Wasp Control in Utah County and Salt Lake County are the number one specialists in Utah on removing bees and wasps. Contact Bee and Wasp Control, a Bamboo Servicing Company, today for a fast a free quote.
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