Our world would be a much different place without bees and their enormous benefits, especially the pollination. But there are some times and places where we just don’t like to have them flying around. This is usually in our homes or yards. Some people are allergic to bee stings, so these small insects present a great threat to them. Many people are also scared of bees, so it’s good to know some tips on how to deal with bees.
How to Avoid Getting Stung by a Bee
Bees nest in protected areas, like attics, walls, roof awnings, and tree cavities. There are also many flowers that bees are attracted to. You may be afraid that these insects will sting you, but there are ways on how to deal with bees. The first thing you need to do is to prevent your home from becoming a bee hangout. It’s much easier to deal with just a few flying bees than with an entire colony in your yard. Prevention methods usually include sealing all possible openings where pipes or wires enter. They’re often found beneath decks, so inspect all possible places where they might be hiding to prevent them. They usually sting to defend themselves. Here are some tips on how to avoid getting stung.
- Don’t wear perfumes or colognes when you’re out in your yard. They are attracted to flowery smells and they can easily detect and follow perfume scents.
- Wearing brightly colored clothing invites bees to land on you, so avoid wearing bright colors when you know you’re going to spend time outdoors.
- Bees are attracted to sugary foods, especially liquids like lemonade and soda, so be careful what you eat outdoors.
- Keep your trash in containers with tight lids since bees might be attracted to the scent of what’s inside your trash.
How to Act if Bees are Flying Near You
If you’re afraid of bees, it may be hard to remain calm when you notice them flying around you. The worst thing you can do is to make any sudden movements. If they come near you, just take a deep breath and try to stay calm. That’s the only way to avoid getting stung. Once the bee realizes you are not a threat, it will likely just fly away.
How to Handle Bees Buzzing Around You
Sudden movements and and changes in air pressure can trigger a bee to become aggressive. When they’re aggressive, they can sting. Your only chance is to stay calm and let them buzz until they figure out you’re not a flower. Just remember, no sudden movements when bees are around.
What Provokes Their Sting
Bees will only sting if they are provoked or feel threatened. Usually bees buzzing around a hive are protecting it, and they’re going to sting if you try to do anything to their home. This can be dangerous since one stinging bee can turn into hundreds in just a short time. That’s why you need to call a professional if you notice a bee’s nest close to your home.
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