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Why Do Bees Sting?

While bees have no special interest in living near humans, yards that provide shelter and food attract them. Conflicts often follow when these insects build nests close to homes.

Honey bees, bumble bees, and other species use their stingers for defense. As a result, bee stings usually occur when the insects feel threatened. Homeowners who approach nests or swat bees often prompt a hostile response. When facing a whole colony, residents risk multiple stings.

Symptoms of a Bee Sting

In most cases, being stung by a bee results in temporary discomfort, redness, and swelling. People allergic to bee stings may have more serious symptoms, ranging from skin rashes to trouble breathing. Seek medical aid right away to treat severe allergic reactions.

Prevention & Removal of Stinging Insects

Residents can prevent bee stings by dealing with nests near gardens and houses. Since these insects pollinate many of the world’s most important plants and crops, pesticides are not necessarily the answer to a bee problem. In addition, incorrect use of chemicals may simply provoke them.

To avoid being stung by bees and ensure safe, responsible nest removal, turn to the expert team at Western Pest Services.