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Bee and Wasp Control

Ohio summers are warm and humid, and it is not uncommon to begin to find bees and wasps in and around your home during this time. The bee and wasp population can grow quite quickly, creating an irritating pest that disrupts backyard BBQs and other social gatherings. We understand that you value the safety of your guests and want them to enjoy themselves without being worried about getting stung by bees or wasps. However, many times the significance of the problem these pests present can be trivialized. The following are several reasons why it's important to promptly treat any bee and wasp infestations for the safety of everyone that visits your home. 

The Dangers of Bee and Wasp Swarms

Generally speaking, where there is one bee or wasp, there are usually many. Bees and wasps tend to build their homes in areas where you will frequently have family members or guests present. For example, it's common to find wasp and bee nests under picnic tables, near swimming pools, and under roof overhangs. 

When these nests are disturbed, the bees and wasps will sting as a means to protect themselves from what they perceive as a threat. Whether you intended to disturb them or not, they will go on the attack. Once one of them stings someone, they release a chemical that alerts and attracts other bees and wasps to the area as well. This can quickly mean that an entire swarm of these pests can begin stinging people in the surrounding area. 

More than Painful Stings

Bee and wasp stings are very painful, and this pain can last for several days after being stung. Truthfully though, pain isn't the biggest threat that comes along with bee and wasp stings. Some people can be highly allergic to the toxins that bees and wasps emit when they sting. When people with these types of allergies get stung, they can have difficulty breathing, facial swelling, or even go into anaphylactic shock. If the allergy is severe enough, bee and wasp stings can be fatal for such individuals. You as a homeowner are liable for exercising caution in the protection of the guests that come into your home and onto your property, so it is important to hire a professional company to treat any infestations right away. 

Removing Nests is Dangerous

Attempting to remove a nest of bees or wasps yourself is not advised. As stated previously, any disruptions to their nest will be perceived as a threat to their livelihood, and they will begin to sting anyone who may be around. A large swarm can quickly cover a person's face, hands, and extremities leading to multiple painful stings. 

Pest control professionals such as those at Accel Pest and Termite Control are trained in the proper methods to safely and efficiently remove bee and wasp nests. Using various techniques and wearing the appropriate protective gear, these pests can quickly be disposed of without causing any harm to surrounding individuals. 

Your backyard provides a summertime retreat and oasis where you can relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Don't allow bothersome pests such as bees and wasps to spoil your summertime fun. Contact Accel Pest and Termite Control today to find out how we can help keep your home and yard free of pests this summer and all year round.