Do you need Bee Removal in Las Vegas? Have you discovered a beehive in or near your home? More than a simple nuisance, a bee colony on your property can be a danger to your family and pets. If you are a business owner, bees can pose a significant risk to your employees and customers. Southern Nevada is home to both European and Africanized Honey Bees. Africanized bees, also called Killer Bees, are far more aggressive and dangerous than their European cousins. It is impossible to tell European honey bees and killer bees apart by sight. Removing bees requires extreme caution and expert skill. Don’t try to handle it on your own, call the professionals.
The Dangers of Africanized Bees
Killer bees were first bred in Brazil in the 1950s by crossing European and African honey bees. Colonies of the new hybrid escaped into the wild and flourished. Replacing wild bee colonies, the killer bees has been expanding north ever since. In the late 1990’s, Africanized bees reached Las Vegas.
Despite their name, killer bees do not actively attack humans. They are however hyper-defensive in comparison to European honey bees. If they feel their hive is under threat, they will defend faster and in far greater numbers. The results can be thousands of bee stings, delivering enough venom to cause severe illness or death. Africanized bees will also chase a fleeing target up to a quarter mile, nearly ten times as far as European honey bees.
Danger to Children and Pets
Africanized bees are especially dangerous to curious young children or pets. Killer bees guard a wider radius around their hives than European honey bees and react much faster when disturbed. Repeated bee stings are also far more harmful to children and pets because of their smaller size and lower weight. If you find a hive on your property, call a professional to remove it immediately before any accidents can occur.
Bees look for holes and crevices to make their homes. They find human structures as welcoming as trees and rock formations. Beehives can be found in walls, roofs, attics, utility boxes, sprinkler boxes, and sheds. Having bees as roommates can cause damage to your home or business property. Besides the structural damage caused by the expanding hive, the weight of the honey is likely to cause strain on the building. An average hive can have from 50 to 100 pounds of honey in it. That is a lot of extra weight for a home attic or office utility panel.
Get Ride of Your Killer Bee Problem Fast!
Africanized bees are a real danger in Clark County. Don’t wait! If you have killer bees on your property, call Enviro Guard Pest Control immediately. We will remove the beehive using green pest management solutions that are safe for your home and the environment. Don’t try to handle dangerous killer bees yourself, call the professionals and get help fast.