Bee and wasp seasons are very similar and as you may have noticed the season has already begun. The season for bees and wasps is similar, starting in the spring and ending in late fall – or from the beginning of May until the end of October. Their seasons both follow the flowering season of plants although bees have more variation. Some bee species are adapted to the flowering of certain plants and so may have a shorter season.
Bees have a crucial part to play in pollination and we are entirely dependent on them for many of our foods and crops. Most pollination these days is carried out by professional bee keepers and in the main we have
nothing to worry about when it comes to being stung by these ‘domesticated’ species.
Of course, there are still many wild species of bees and wasps and in some cases these are on the rise (the Africanized Bee being a prime example).
Wild bee and wasp seasons are much the same as those of domesticated species and if you discover a hive nearby you should treat it with great care.
A number of wild species are known for being extremely aggressive and by far the best way of dealing with the situation is to use a professional pest control company who have experience with bees and wasps.
Until the hive has been safely disposed of you should keep a safe distance and avoid doing anything to disturb them. If you have children it’s important to take extra care to ensure they stay well away. Once bees start attacking the attack rapidly increases in numbers and can be fatal, so avoidance is the rule.
Disposing of a hive is a relatively simple process for the professionals so there is no need to panic if you find a hive near your home or on your property.
The important thing is to make sure you don’t do anything to disturb the hive, call the pest control company as soon as you can and wait for them to do their job.
Bees and wasps play an important part in our lives and we need their services, but on the occasions when we find them too close for comfort, we also need the services of a pest control company.