Bees are essential for a few main reasons, two of which include the making of honey and the pollination of flowers. Despite the fact that they help so much in nature they can be pesky creatures that cause pain at the same time. These creatures can build nests near various parts of your home including the garden and the balcony. When they believe that you are crossing on their territory, they can be defensive and decide to take action. This is where the stinging comes in. This sting hurts and causes some swelling in the area which of course is temporary. The bee also only stings once as it causes their death.
The Bee Sting
The first thing you might notice with the bee sting is the sharp burning pain then you might notice the stinger left in place. You can use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the stinger but don’t leave anything behind. Place a cold compress on the area immediately to stop the swelling. You can use painkillers to reduce the pain and itch from the sting.
Getting Rid of the Bees
The first step in getting rid of bees is getting rid of the nest or beehive. This may contain hundreds of bees and are usually located underneath the porch or eves of the home. They can also be located in crevices, cracks and in the corners of the garage. To locate the hive, go out either early in the morning or late dusk when the bees will be home so to speak. Contact a beekeeper to help you remove the beehive as they will usually do it without any cost.
If there isn’t a beekeeper in your area, you can use a bug spray or insecticide to do the trick. Spray the liquid into the hole of the hive when the bees are at home and it will kill the creatures. Repeat this procedure the next day also to ensure that the bees have been killed. For some circumstances when you aren’t sure about the situation, you can call an exterminator for help.
To keep the bees from back, you need to have the hive removed completely. For a nest that has been created in the crevice of your home, seal the crevice once the nest is removed. Check around your home and make sure that other such spots have been sealed as well.