Bees are common in the Rockwall area. Most of the time they aren’t seen in swarms and hives and they are not usually located in any neighborhoods. However, they do exist and with many parts of Rockwall still undeveloped, it is very possible to encounter a swarm of bees, which can be deadly.
In Rio Hondo a man did die from a bee attack within the last week. While working on his tractor, the man was attacked by bees near a drainage ditch. In this case the encounter was fatal. Upon inspection by a pest control company, they found a bee hive in the ditch and one located in a nearby home.
Many of the plants we have in our area will attract bees, sometimes many at a time. Keep an eye on what plants you have in your yard that might attract bees. Being aware of what plants are likely to attract bees can help you prevent yourself, your children and your pets from being attacked.
If you are stung by a bee, first remove the stinger. You’ll want to control the swelling by using ice and elevating the stung area if possible. If you have pain, over-the-counter medications will help relieve that.
If you have severe allergy symptoms to bee stings, you should call 911 right away. Those with severe allergies to bee stings might experience trouble breathing, hives, dizziness or a swollen tongue.
At Stronghold Pest Control, we provide solutions for many types of insects and rodents. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your home or business.