Dangerous Bee Problems Newcastle
Bee invasion has become a common problem that requires expert pest control treatment in Newcastle, New South Wales. These insects build homes not just in trees but have also found shelter in our properties like in the attics, hollow walls, or behind bricks.
These insects are quite naturally fascinating and likewise beneficial because of their tedious process of producing honey out of the collection of nectars while being the agents of pollination among plants. They build a strong hive that serves as their shelter and repertoire of their food.
Bees are defensive insects and become dangerous with their sting. They attack when they are threatened or distracted and can cause severe pain and serious allergic reactions that can be deadly.
Having a beehive in or near your property makes you prone to the bee attacks as you may, by accident, disrupt them anytime just like when you are just passing by or when you are gardening and cleaning your property.
It’s been proven that bees are more dangerous and deadly than the spiders. If snakes are the most deadly creatures, bees are the most dangerous in entire Australia causing the most number of hospitalizations. They are the biggest public health threat than any other animals and insects.
Don’t risk your safety when it comes to these insects. It is highly recommended that removing them from your residence or vicinity be handled by bee experts. You may book for the ABC pest control team to do this job for you. We have affordable packages for any pest infestation treatment you need that are guaranteed to be friendly and effective.
Bees: Important Facts
Bees are winged insects that are related to wasps and ants. They feed on nectar which is their best source of energy and pollen for protein. Their role in pollination has been indispensable to our ecology and commerce. Aside from honey, they also produce beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis (bee glue).
Bee species vary in size. The smallest, which are the stingless bee workers, measures less than 2 mm (0.8 inches) in length. The largest is in the species of leafcutter bee (female Megachile Pluto) that measures up to 39 mm (1.54 in) in length. Their colours vary from black or gray (most common), bright yellow, red, and metallic green or blue.
They have a pair of large compound eyes that almost cover their entire head. They are ultra sensitive with their large number of sense organs that they use to detect touch, smell, and taste. They also have tiny hair-like mechanoreceptors that can capture air vibrations that made them hear sounds.
The most common wild bees in Australia are the European honey bees, bumble bees, and Asian honey bees.
There are around 20,000 species of bees around the world. They can be found anywhere except for locations with high altitudes, in Polar Regions, and some small oceanic islands. Most of the species are found in tropical locations or places with a warm or arid climate.
Life Cycle of Bees
Similar to other insects, bees have four stages in their life cycle. These stages are the egg, larva, pupa, and adult bee.
It starts with laying an egg (generally oblong in shape) which hatches in 3-4 days. After the hatch, a larva comes out and is taken care of by the workers. The larva is fed with a mixture of nutritious royal jelly and bee milk for two days in which they start to grow faster. When it sheds off its skin, it becomes larger and progresses to the next stage of its development (usually happens during the ninth day). It becomes dormant by day nine and will start spinning its cocoon. It will soon be carried to a cell by the workers and will stay there while developing its eyes, arms, wings, and legs. On the 22nd day, it will begin chewing itself out of the cocoon as a full grown adult.
The adult bee can become a new queen if chosen by the worker bees by feeding it with royal jelly or can start its own kingdom with her own brood eventually.
Bee Sting: Symptoms
Reactions to bee stings can vary from just pain to allergic reactions. For most of us, it can only cause minor discomforts such as pain and redness or swelling at the stricken area which gradually disappears after a few hours. Some may have a stronger reaction like extreme redness and swelling of the stung area that gets larger even after 24 hours. This reaction can last up to 10 days.
Some victims of bee stings can be most unfortunate to have severe reactions. These would include swelling of some parts of their face such as the lips and even their throat, they start to have difficulty in breathing, their heart could get slower or more rapid pulse, nausea and vomiting, they may feel dizzy, lose consciousness, or may even die in rare cases when the allergy develops to anaphylactic shock.
Bee Sting: Prevention Tips
Better be careful than suffer later is another statement that is equal to “prevention is better than cure”. It’s our nature to avoid any danger when we sense them and so we should consider bee attacks just as the same. The following will surely help in making sure we don’t end up victims of bee stings when we have their presence nearby:
- Avoid wearing clothes with bright colours as these can attract bees.
- Avoid using perfumes and scented soaps particularly those with sweet scents.
- Keep sweet foods or drinks such as soda secure that no bee can get in contact with. Bees can easily get into your meal or snacks when they’re left open or exposed.
- Observe cleanliness by making sure garbage such as fruit left over and animal feces are disposed of properly.
- Wear long sleeves or long pants, gloves, and shoes if you are going to an area that is known to be a site for bees.
- Never try to upset bees in a beehive for fun.
- If bees are flying around you, keep calm, stay still, and slowly walk away from the area.
- Unless you are a pest expert, do not try to remove beehives by yourself. Contact a professional pest control expert.
Bee Treatment: Contact ABC Pest Control Newcastle
Bees are tiny insects but can pose danger including death. If you see bee activity in or near your property, contact the professional experts to get rid of this worry.
ABC Pest Control in Newcastle, New South Wales has been an expert company on bee treatment to free properties and families from the harmful bees.
Our website allows you to book for our experts with a convenient schedule in less than 60 seconds or you may call 0404130944.