What are bees?
The most common type of bee is the European honey bee. This species is what beekeepers use to make honey and beeswax. They are also responsible for pollinating many plants and crops. These bees are a vital part of a healthy ecosystem.
There would be a severe decline in produce production without bees, leaving people with more costly and less effective pollination methods.
Are bees dangerous?
European honey bees are one of the most docile species. They are not aggressive but will attack if threatened with something as simple as getting too close to their hive. A bee sting is mildly painful, but a single bee sting can be life-threatening for others who are allergic to the venom.
Unfortunately, many people don’t know they are allergic to bees until they are stung, so always monitor symptoms and seek medical attention immediately if you have trouble breathing.
There are many other types of bees, which can be more aggressive than European honey bees, so the best thing to do is keep your distance and call an expert to identify and remove the hive.
Why do I have a bee problem?
Bees are attracted to sugars, with flower nectar being the most common food source for these pests. If you have a lot of flowering plants on your property, you could be incentivizing bees with attractive bright colors and scents.
Where will I find bees?
Bees build their hives in many different places, depending on the species. European honey bees are known as cavity bees, which means they build their nests in open spaces or cavities such as trees, hollow logs, burrows abandoned by animals, and other similar places.
On properties in Oklahoma City, you might also find them under sheds and decks, in eaves, garbage cans, and even inside walls if they find a way inside.
How do I get rid of bees?
Whether you see a small hive forming or a large one that has been growing for some time, call us at Epoch Pest Solutions. Our experts are knowledgeable and experienced in handling bees and other stinging insects that pose a danger to you and your family.
Don’t try to get rid of a bee nest on your own. This action will only put you and others in danger. Contact Epoch Pest Solutions for home pest control or commercial pest control solutions in Oklahoma City today.
How do I prevent bees in the future?
While bees provide essential pollination for us, you may not want them living on your property, so you can prevent them by removing flowering plants or keeping them away from your house. Before throwing them away, you should also rinse out food containers, especially soda cans and other sweet liquids, and use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids to keep these pests out.
The best bee prevention is ongoing pest control services that detect early forming hives, so contact Epoch Pest Solutions to get started with the prevention you need in Idaho Falls and Oklahoma City.