Bees & Pest Control for Bee Swarms
Bees may swarm in Summer to set up a new colony

Bees may become a pest problem during summer, when a bee hive splits and some colony members swarm to set up a new hive inside a wall cavity of a residential or commercial premises.

A bee swarm should be avoided and any bee pest control problem handled by a professional.

DO NOT attempt to eradicate swarming bees, unless you have the complete range of protective equipment and professional knowledge essential in the circumstances.

Bees are beneficial insects and sometimes a bee swarm can be removed by a skilled bee keeper without having to rely on destroying the bees.

A professional pest control service for bees can eradicate a swarming hive of bees, using the safer more effective synthetic pyrethroid insecticides.

Additional work may be required to eliminate the honey and honey combs that may be present and attract other pests once the bees are removed or eliminated.

Bee Stings • Health Issues • Advice from Mayo Clinic below

Bee stings can produce different reactions ranging from temporary pain and discomfort to a severe allergic reaction having one type of reaction doesn't mean you'll always have the same reaction every time you're stung.

Minor reaction most of the time, signs and symptoms of a bee sting are minor and include instant, sharp burning pain at the sting site a red welt at the sting area a small, white spot where the stinger punctured the skin slight swelling around sting area

Please note in most people, swelling and pain go away within a few hours.

Large local reaction About 10% of people who get stung by a bee or other insect have a bit stronger reaction (large local reaction), with symptoms such as extreme redness swelling at the site of the sting that gradually enlarges over the next day or two

Large local reactions tend to resolve over 5 to 10 days having a large local reaction doesn't mean you'll have a severe allergic reaction the next time you're stung but some people develop similar large local reactions each time they're stung if this happens to you, talk to your doctor about treatment and prevention.

Severe allergic reaction ie anaphylaxis a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to bee stings is potentially life-threatening and requires emergency treatment about 3 percent of people who are stung by a bee or other insect quickly develop anaphylaxis.

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include skin reactions in parts of the body other than the sting area, including hives and itching and flushed or pale skin whic is almost always present with anaphylaxis difficulty breathing swelling of the throat and tongue a weak and rapid pulse nausea, vomiting or diarrhea dizziness or fainting loss of consciousness

People who have a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting have a 30 to 60 percent chance of anaphylaxis the next time they're stung talk to your doctor or an allergy specialist about prevention measures such as immunotherapy to avoid a similar reaction in case you get stung again.

Multiple bee stings generally, insects such as bees and wasps aren't aggressive and only sting in self-defense in most cases, this results in one or perhaps a few stings however, in some cases a person will disrupt a hive or swarm of bees and get stung multiple times some types of bees eg Africanized honeybees, are more likely than are other bees to swarm, stinging in a group.

If you get stung more than a dozen times the accumulation of venom may induce a toxic reaction and make you feel quite sick signs and symptoms include nausea vomiting diarrhea headache vertigo feeling faint or fainting ccnvulsions fever

Multiple stings can be a medical emergency in children, older adults, and people who have heart or breathing problems.

When to see a doctor in most cases, bee stings don't require a visit to your doctor in more severe cases seek medical attention immediately.

Call 911 or other emergency services if you're having a serious reaction to a bee sting that suggests anaphylaxis, even if it's just one or two signs or symptoms if you were prescribed an emergency epinephrine autoinjector EpiPen or Twinject, use it right away as your doctor directed.

Seek prompt medical care if you've been swarmed by bees and have multiple stings.

Make an appointment to see your doctor if Bee sting signs or symptoms don't go away within a few days or if you've had other symptoms of an allergic response to a bee sting

For Pest Control information • Click on Problem Pest

Ants Borers Silverfish
Bed Bugs Roaches Spiders
Bees Fleas Termites
Bird Control Rats & Mice wasps Wasps

Find out how to protect Your Home from Termites
termites termite control pest control consumer advice home
Published by Fumapest Group © copyright 1995 - 2013 ---