Friday, April 17, 2015

Stinger: Being Aware of the Danger of Bees

Bees are often harmless. They typically buzz about pollinating flowers. However, they can be quite dangerous when provoked or angered--usually when their hive is disturbed. Once on the warpath, bees can swarm and sting those whom they consider a threat—and that could be you.

Bee stings aren't usually dangerous; however, some people are allergic to bee stings and, when stung, can experience a life-threatening condition known as anaphylactic shock. If a bee swarm attacks you, it won't just be one bee that stings you but hundreds of them. A healthy adult may be able to survive the ordeal, but young children and pets could have it worse. The accumulated bee venom can be quite dangerous for them. Furthermore, bees often target the softer areas of a person's body which are the eye area and the face. These are reason enough to avoid bee hives and prevent a potential bee infestation.

It is for these reasons that if you suspect bees have started a hive in your home, you'll need to call in bee removal experts. People often assume bee hives are in the open, but bees can be ingenious in their own way. All they need is a small enclosed space and they can use that as the foundation for their hive. This can be in your attic or your basement, even in a backyard shed. If you do find a hive, contact the pros immediately so you won't be in danger of being swarmed.