What Should I Do About All These Bees Around My Sacramento Home?

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Bees are one of those insects that usually strike fear into people the moment they are detected. Nobody wants to get stung by these pests, as bee stings have been known to cause instant negative reactions in people; because of this, bees get a bad reputation. However, if bees were to suddenly disappear from the world, it would have major effects on the world’s ecosystem. This is why removing bees from your Sacramento home should be done with care. Find out what to do if lots of bees are congregating near your home and how partnering with Neighborly Pest Management will be the best pest control in Sacramento for getting these bees away from your home.

Why Are Bees Around My Yard?

Like most insects, bees are attracted to food. If your yard has lots of flowers, bees in Sacramento will be attracted to the nectar and pollen. In what seems like a very obvious food for bees, honey is another attractant for them. If your home has had previous problems with bees that include a nest on your property, make sure to completely remove the honeycomb. The pheromone scents left on the honeycomb will definitely bring more bees to your yard. Another reason bees may find your yard to their liking could be unused appliances or lawn equipment left in your yard. These are perfect shelter places for them to build their hives.

Do Bees Sting?

In general, bees in Sacramento are not aggressive, unlike wasps, and usually only sting in self-defense. This may result in getting stung by one or two bees. However, if you disrupt a swarm of bees or an entire beehive, this could result in getting stung multiple times. If you get stung more than a dozen times, the accumulation of venom may result in a toxic reaction and make you quite sick. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, vertigo, convulsions, and fever could result from these stings. In some cases, a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, can result from a bee sting and could be life-threatening, requiring emergency treatment. Signs of anaphylaxis include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives and itching of skin
  • Swelling of the tongue and throat
  • A weak, rapid pulse
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Loss of consciousness

Having any of these symptoms after suffering a bee sting will definitely require medical attention. If there are lots of bees around your home and you suspect there is a hive nearby, enlisting the help of a Sacramento pest control specialist like Neighborly Pest Management could be the best course of action in removing these bees.

Why Are Bees Important?

Bees may seem like nuisance pests that must be avoided, but they play a vital role in our ecosystem. It is estimated that without bee pollination, the United States would lose anywhere from a third to half of its national food supply. Without bees, plants would struggle to procreate. Wildflowers are the key component to many food chains and they depend on bees to spread their pollen. The loss of wildflowers would be devastating, as everything from insects to birds to larger mammals would be affected. Here are some foods that are a result of bee pollination:

  • Avocados
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Kiwis
  • Cherries
  • Melons

These are only a few foods resulting from bee pollination, as there are more than 30 commercial crops in the United States that are reliant on them. The disappearance of bees would have a ripple effect throughout the ecosystem.

How Should I Handle Bees?

The importance of bees cannot be understated. That is why if you have lots of bees in your yard, partnering with an expert company that performs pest control in Sacramento is the wisest choice in getting rid of bees. Neighborly Pest Management will know how to control bees in your yard and what to do with them. We have an onsite beekeeper that will try to relocate them, if possible. Since bees are so important to the environment, they must be dealt with differently than most pests. With more than 40 years of experience, we take your pest problems seriously, and will deal with these bees in your yard in the most humane way possible. We understand that bees, along with other pests, don't belong on your property. That's why we will work quickly to resolve your bee problem so that you can get back to your pest-free life. Give us a call today so we can start getting rid of bees in your yard today.