What To Do If You Are Dealing With A Bee Problem In Mississippi

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Bees might just be the most misunderstood insects. If you have a fear of these pests and will even cross the road whenever you see one buzzing around some bushes, you are in the right place. Today we will be talking about the problems and benefits bees bring to area properties and offering a solution to how to get rid of bees if they are causing trouble on your Mississippi property.

What Attracts Bees To You?

Bees are pollinating insects by nature. This means they actively feed off flowers and other budding plants. This is the biggest reason why bees are important. What they do with the pollen and nectar they gather is bring it back to their nest and use it to make honey. Keeping all of this in mind, if your property has flowers and budding plants, bees will be more likely to settle in somewhere close by. Another thing that attracts these insects is places to build hives. Honey bees, in particular, build inside rock crevices, hollow trees, and hollow structures on properties and inside homes.

What Can You Do To Protect Bees?

Bees are not bad creatures. Although they do sting if they feel threatened, these furry insects are more beneficial than they are bad. Keeping this in mind, the best thing you can do to protect bees is to treat them kindly and seek professional help if they build a nest on your property. A professional will be able to reallocate these helpful bugs to a place where they will not bother humans but still have a huge impact on the environment.

How To Treat A Bee Sting

Do all bees sting? Yes. Are all bee stings life-threatening? It depends. First, it depends on how many times you are stung. The average healthy adult can survive more than 1,100 stings without dying! A child can survive about 500 stings. This situation, of course, is extremely unlikely to ever happen. If you are allergic to insect venom, however, you are much more likely to suffer serious injury from a bee sting. We highly recommend consulting your doctor if you have never been stung before to assess your risk. All of this said, if you are stung by a bee, it is important that you understand how to treat it. First off, you should know that honey bees do not always lose their stingers after stinging. To reduce the amount of venom injected into your body, allow the honey bee to wiggle itself free and fly away. It is very unlikely to sting you again. If the stinger is left in your skin, remove it by scraping it out with your fingernail. After this, wash the affected area with soap and water and apply a cold compress. If needed, take an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce symptoms, or use an epi-pen, or seek medical attention if you are having an allergic reaction. 

General Pest Control For Bee Removal In Mississippi

Bees are not pests that need to be killed. Because of the many benefits they bring, it is important that you seek out professional help if you find a nest of these furry insects on your Mississippi property. At Havard Pest Control, we offer detailed bee pest control near you and offer quick-working relocation services to protect you and your property from these misunderstood pests. 

at Havard Pest Control today to find out more about bee pest control near you and find a time to have these helpful, but sometimes painful, insects removed from your Mississippi property.