Bees may seem like an insignificant nuisance to most, but they are one of the most important creatures to humankind. Bees’ job in the ecosystem is to pollinate. They do this so well, in fact, that over a third of our diet would be non-existent without them. Unfortunately, over the last decade or two, bee populations have dwindled, and they are now considered an endangered species. So, while they can pose a threat to you and your family’s safety if they’ve created a hive in your home, it is imperative that you use a professional’s assistance in bee removal and avoid extermination.
There are more than 20,000 species of bee on the planet with roughly 315 in Florida, alone. Many species can seem similar, but they each have slightly different behavior patterns and physical characteristics. They’re also often mistaken for wasps or hornets which tend to be much less furry than bees, more aggressive, and provide no pollinating services.
Bees are not typically an aggressive bunch; however, they will protect the hive at all costs. When they get the slightest inkling of a threat, they could attack. Depending on the species and gender of bee- yes only females can sting- you can be the victim of a life-threatening number of welts while trying to remove a hive from your house. We urge you think about your safety and use a professional when dealing with bee hives.
The Critter Control® Difference
At Critter Control® of Sarasota, we know the importance of bees in our community, but we also value you and your family’s safety. Give us a call at 941-355-9511 for a fast, free estimate today. We’ll use our extensive knowledge and experience to take care of your bee removal and use tactics to prevent them from coming back inside.