Get Out and Smell the Roses

 

Stinging insects like bees, wasps, or yellow jackets send thousands of people to the emergency room every year.  Though most people are not allergic to insect stings, the reaction can range from a mild irritation to severe a allergic reaction. Bees and wasps nests are a common occurrence during the summer months and can be a nuisance if not properly managed. If you find that your property has been invaded by a colony of stinging insects it is in your best interest to contact a pest control specialist.

Common Stinging Insects Include

 

How to Prevent Being Stung by a Bee

1. Limit Sweet Beverages While Outdoors – Bees are attracted to the sugar in sweet beverages so inspect cans and straws before drinking out of them.

2. Be Mindful When Mowing – Mowing or trimming the lawn may disturb beehive or wasps nests.

3. Remove Nests & Hives – If you are unable to manage a bee colony, call in the professionals to have the nest or hive removed.