Bee Exterminators - Removal Experts
For immediate help call the Ambush Pest Control Bee Hotline.
Killer bees are really Africanized Honey Bees. They have come by their "killer" nickname because they will viciously attack people or animals that unintentionally stray into their territory. The Africanized Honey Bee ("AHB") colony does not have to be disturbed to provoke the bees; even simple noises or vibrations have been known to cause an attack.The insects offspring have gradually moved northward and killed an estimated 1,000 people. Scientists say that while the Africanized bees are no more venomous than regular North American honeybees, they become agitated much more easily and stay angry longer.
If You Discover A Swarm Or Colony Of Bees
- AVOID THE AREA - Keep children and pets away from a swarm or colony
- NOTIFY Ambush Pest Control KILLER BEE HOTLINE (702) 563-3505
If You Are Attacked By Bees
- Try to outrun them, get inside a home or car.
- If you receive more than 10 or 12 stings, or notice any symptoms other than localized pain, itching or swelling, seek immediate medical attention.
- If the stingers are still in the skin, gently remove them with your fingernail, a credit card or blunt knife by scraping.
- Do not squeeze the stinger with your fingers or tweezers. The venom sac will still be attached, and if you squeeze it more venom will be injected.
- Apply cold compresses to relieve pain and swelling. Do not apply ice directly.
- Itching should subside within a few hours. If itching persists beyond a couple of days, or if you appear to be having some sort of allergic reaction, see a doctor.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include burning and itching, body swelling, body rash, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea, shock or unconsiousness.
- If you know that you are allergic to bee stings, consult your doctor about a preventative anti-venom first-aid kit.
- Never jump in a pool, they will wait for you to surface.
- If you see someone else being stung multiple times, call 9-1-1.
General Information About Killer Bee's
The Africanized honey bee (AHB) has migrated into California. The first AHB swarms arrived at the southern border of California in October 1993. AHBs are predicted to continue moving northward into other areas of California that domestic European honey bees (EHBs) now inhabit, It is expected that AHBs will eventually replace unmanaged EHBs.
AHBs look the same and in most-ways behave like the EHBs that currently reside in the United States. One very important difference between the two varieties is the ultra defensive behavior AHBs can display while protecting their colony location. In some South American attacks, AHBs have seriously stung or killed pets, livestock, and humans. This behavior has earned AHBs the common name “Killer Bees”.
Activities That Can Cause A Stinging Attack
AHBs react to activities farther from the colony than EHB.
- Vibration or noise - Operation of power equipment within 100 feet or more of colony
- Motion - Movement within 50 feet or more of the colony
Important Differences Between AHBs And EHBs
- Pursuit distance - AHBs will chase a person a longer distance than EHBs. AHBs up to 1/4 mile (4 football fields) EHBs100 feet (1/3 of a football field)
- Agitation level - AHBs will remain agitated longer than EHBs after a colony is disturbed. AHBs 8 or more hours before defensive reaction subsides. EHBs perhaps 1 or more hours before defensive reaction subsides completely
Homeowners Can Reduce AHB colonies
Homeowners should periodically inspect their property for potential AHB colonies.
AHBs can enter and establish a colony inside any small exterior openings of a house. A homeowner can reduce AHB colonies by:
- Sealing any opening larger than 1/8 inch, such as pipe entrances on walls and where stucco meets brick or wood
- Repairing or replacing damaged vent screens on foundation and eaves
AHBs can build colonies on any structure or plant in a yard. A homeowner can reduce AHB colonies and make these sites more visible by:
- Trimming overgrown shrubs and trees
- Removing empty containers and trash, and boxes
- FiIling in ground holes especially tires
Please call (702) 563-3505 for immediate help. You'll find that we are one of the most cost efficient and economical bee exterminator in the Las Vegas area.