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As we transition into the vibrant season of spring, the world around us is awakening with new life and energy. While spring brings a host of delightful changes, it's also important to be aware of the various stinging insects that become active during these early months. Among them, bees and wasps are the ones that often pose challenges for many property owners.
Bees are incredible creatures with a vital role in pollinating our plants. They sting only when their hive is threatened or they feel endangered, such as when swatted at or stepped on. Typically, they don't sting while foraging for nectar. However, the sight of numerous bees or wasps gathering in one area may suggest the presence of a nearby colony. These nests can be found in diverse locations, from trees to pipes, holes, behind shutters, under roof eaves, or even on outdoor equipment like ladders.
There are some small things you can do to prevent them from nesting on your property:
If you find a bee or wasp nest on your property, seek professional help to remove these. Never attempt to remove them yourself, as they can be dangerous.
Now we know how to prevent bee and wasp nests on our properties, we need to ensure we know what to do in case of a bee or wasp sting. Nobody wants to be stung by a bee or wasp, but if you or a family member happen to be stung, knowing what to look for is important.
Follow the below steps:
If your friend, yourself or a family member experiences any of the following symptoms after being stung by a wasp or a bee, seek medical assistance immediately:
The best way to prevent a wasp or bee sting is to control their numbers with professional pest control. If you have or suspect a pest problem or would like to know more about protecting your home from pests, get in contact with Rentokil today. Your safety is important to us.
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