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The first question that comes to your mind when you sight a bee nest usually is, shouldn’t I get rid of it? Very often, the presence of a bee hive hanging on a tree or having its nest lurking around on a parapet is enough to set jitters and danger alert among people. Stinging insects could be dangerous and its stings some times are fatal, hence the fear of bees and wasps.
There are also many tales and myths surrounding bees dying after they sting. Get your answers here today on Do Bees Die after They Sting?
A bee or wasp nest removal in Singapore is done by professional pest control companies. Embarking on DIY methods is definitely not recommended to do so. You will learn why in the below 4 pointers, more critical information on stinging insect nest removal.
1. Bee? Wasp? Or Hornet?
Learning to identify correctly the species of stinging insect in the nest is important because different species should be treated differently. Bee hive control is selective and has to be evaluated carefully unless it poses a direct threat to you. This is because bees in nature are greatly beneficial to the environment. They are identified by their furry bodies.
A wasp nest is easily identified by its papery walls, built in sheltered spots such as wall cavities, roof spaces, sheds and garages. Although a wasp nest is much smaller in size than a hornet nest, both species are considered dangerous and aggressive. They are identified by their slim and narrow body structure. Learn more on how to identify if that is a bee, wasps or hornet infestation.
Besides the risk of getting stings, a wasp or hornet nest removal definitely comes with health and safety danger, especially when the nest is located way too high up. Read further to find out more on work at height issue.
2. Do they sting and will I die?
Yes, bees, wasps and hornets all sting when they are disturbed and provoked. Some bees sting and its barb stinger may get dislodged from its body and it dies. However wasps and hornets are capable of stinging the victim multiple times without dying.
Some people do develop allergic reactions to the venom stinger these flying insects deliver. The allergy reactions are harmful and a person could die as a result. If you do get stung, seek professional medical help immediately.
3. Why pay to get a professional?
To deal with stinging insects and its whole colony living in the nest which could house up to 700 hornets in one hornet nest, is definitely a risk and poses danger to humans. The ordinary person would not be able to carry out a safe nest removal.
Pest control specialists are trained and able to identify the species correctly to give suitable advices and professional nest treatment when required. Protective gears are worn and the right equipment is used.
While you may adopt some simple DIY tips to prevent yourself from getting stung, sometimes a nest or hive removal is necessary to remove the immediate danger especially in residential areas.
4. Work at height
A hornet nest could be built very high up on tree branches. This results in work at height issue at a workplace.
When you engage a proper pest control to remove stinging insect hives and nests, it is necessary to assess the work at height requirement and the company has to comply with local law and regulations to ensure the safety needs of workers are met. A certified pest control surveyor is able to assess and determine whether a nest removal is doable.
Having adequate and the right equipment to reach heights are also important and these could only be carried out by certified and trained technicians for usage of machinery equipment. Rentokil will only remove hives and nests which pose immediate threat to residential and humans in near vicinity. Enquire online today for a quick response.