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When to Call a Professional to Handle Bees and Wasps

If you have spotted a beehive or wasp nest in your yard, taking the proper steps to protect yourself and others is vital. A lot of people wonder whether they should deal with the problem or contact a professional, and you might have the same question. Unless you are a trained beekeeper or pest control expert with the proper equipment, you should always seek the help of a professional.

The Risk of Addressing the Problem Alone

If you would like to get a better understanding of why you should always turn to an expert, take a look at the risks to which you could be exposed if you move forward without help.

If you try to manage a bee or wasp issue but don't follow the proper steps, you will agitate the hive and get stung, but you are also putting other people in harm's way. If you or someone you know is allergic to bees and you anger the swarm, you will have a serious problem that could end in disaster.

The Danger of Africanized Bees

One of the biggest dangers people face is mistaking Africanized bees for traditional honeybees because the pests are nearly identical in appearance. Even though they look the same to the untrained eye, their behavior is much different, and a lot of people won't recognize the threat that is right in front of them.

When a hive of honeybees is agitated, 20 to 30 of them will come out to attack the perceived threat, calming down within 30 minutes. Africanized hives, however, will send hundreds of bees to target anyone who threatens them, and they will remain vigilant for several hours. If you confuse these bees and try to manage a hive without the help of an expert, you could face a harmful or deadly problem.

Bill's Home Service

If you have spotted a beehive or wasp nest in your yard or near your home and don't want to take chances, you can't go wrong when you call Bill's Home Service. After you reach out to us, we will learn about your situation and needs so that we can craft an approach that makes sense.

Before we do anything about the stinging insects, we will find out how you would like us to handle the pests. Our trained and experienced staff knows how to approach and remove hives without putting others in danger, and if you have questions or comments, don't be afraid to contact us.

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