How To Avoid Bee Stings This Spring


Stinging Insects   
a bee stinging the finger of a human resident outside of a home in calverton maryland

Spring time is here in full force! Along with the sunshine, green grass and flowers, spring brings a variety of stinging insects. Even though insects can be beneficial by pollinating flowers, fruits and vegetables, they can also be a nuisance, especially when stinging insects make their homes on our doorways or decks. Some people have life threatening reactions to insect stings. So avoiding insect stings is especially important to these individuals.

If you’ve discovered a bee’s nest on your property, keep in mind that it is never a good idea to deal with these pests on your own. A Montgomery County pest control professional that has been trained and has the proper tools will be able to quickly and successfully

get rid of stinging insects and their nests.

There are also some basic steps you can take to avoid getting stung altogether when you are enjoying the spring or summer weather. Our advice to lessen the chances of a run in with stinging insects this season includes:

  1. Avoiding wearing brightly colored clothes or using bright picnic blankets. This can attract bees looking for flowers and nectar.

  2. Don’t wear perfume or cologne.

  3. Don’t walk barefoot.

  4. Be careful what you eat. Sugary foods and drinks may attract stinging bees and other stinging insects.

  5. Try not to wear loose fitting clothes.

  6. Stay Still

  7. Keep your vehicle windows up.

  8. Don’t hang out or picnic right next to a garden or flower patch.

  9. Be sure and rinse your food containers. Seal them when finished eating and stow them away to minimize interested bees.

  10. At home, keep your trash cans and recycling bins rinsed and covered.

If you are looking for a place to picnic, it would be worth your time to scan potential dining areas for signs of stinging insect activity. The best way to avoid bee stings is to keep your distance. If you discover a stinging insect nest on your property, be sure and contact a professional pest control company. Wasp nest removal as well as other types of nest removal is a job better left to the experts! The professionals at American Pest will respond in a timely manner and clear the nest quickly. For pest control in Germantown or elsewhere in Montgomery County, Maryland you can trust to take care of any pest, including bees, give us a call today!


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