Are you seeing bees in your yard? We would be surprised if you said no. Bees are common insects--and it is a good thing they are. Bees are pollinators. Without them, we wouldn't have many of the foods we eat. In fact, 90 percent of the world's plants require the pollination provided by bees--but bee populations are on the decline. This has many scientists alarmed. Without bees, we humans wouldn't be here. If they disappear altogether, we're going to have to figure out another way to make pollination happen.
Bees are very important. So important that there are federal and state laws that protect them from harm. Professionals, like the team here at Rottler, understand these laws and follow all guidelines set forth by government agencies.
Putting aside the important role bees play, and the delicate nature of removing bee hives in a way that adheres to regulations, bees can be a hazard to people. It should not be understated that improper hive removal can lead to serious injury. Here are a few reasons why:
- Many species of bee, such as bumble bees and honey bees, establish their hives in cavities. Sometimes they mistake the walls of a home for a tree in the forest. If you have a hive in your walls, attacking that hive with insecticide could send those bees into the common areas of your home.
- While bees don't prefer to sting, they DO sting, and it can hurt quite a bit.
- You may have heard that a honey bee can only sting once because it loses its stinger. This is true. But bumble bees don't lose their stinger. They can sting multiple times. And the sting of a bumble bee is quite painful.
- For most people, a sting will only result in a painful welt, but there are some who are allergic to bee venom, and the sting of a bee can lead to serious, life-threatening symptoms.
Your pest control technician is trained in the safe removal of bee hives and will guide you in the best approach to deal with your bee problem. There are many eco-friendly techniques that can be employed to deal with bees in a conscientious manner.
If you live in St. Louis or our extensive Missouri service area, let's get connected. We make it easy. Just give us a call to schedule a free inspection and we'll come out and take a look at your bee problem. With Rottler you can know that you'll get the right answers to your pest problems every time.