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Don't Get Stung! How to Handle Wasps, Hornets and Bees in and Around the Home

Insects often like to live around humans because humans provide food, shelter, water, and protection from predators. Humans can also be a threat to insects in the form of swatting, extermination, or taking down nests. Homeowners tend to not want bees, wasps, or hornets building homes around theirs. Although stinging is a primary concern, there is also the potential for property damage.

It is unsurprising that homeowners want to avoid stinging insects on their property. People who are allergic to stinging insects—bees in particular—may be at serious risk from an infestation near their home, as that reaction can be fatal in some cases. Otherwise, the stings are more of a nuisance, but one that is more likely to happen to people who do not know what to look for or how to avoid them.

The best solution to handle stinging insects is not to start spraying vast quantities of pesticide and hope for the best, as this can prompt a massive swarm of the insects in protection of the nest or hive and is harmful to beneficial bee species. Instead, homeowners should understand the differences between wasps, hornets, and bees as well as what attracts them to go to or live on the property. This will make it easier to devise the right approaches for prevention or removal, if necessary. In all cases, people should take care, as these insects can cause significant harm during the removal process.

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More than 98% of us here are beekeepers Mr Brady. Thank you for your advice, but we know how to protect ourselves. Have a nice day! :wink: