Bees Are Causing A Big Problem In Conroe!

Bees are causing a huge problem in Conroe, TX this December! As temperatures begin to fall, the cold weather is causing Bees to build nests in warm and safe Conroe homes. Bees are especially very dangerous when they swarm, which is what is happening here in Conroe this December.

Typically, Bees swarm here in Southeast Texas in the Spring and in the Fall. Bees build nests in their normal hive during these months but find a possible new location to build their nest when the temperatures begin to get too cold. Because we have seen a couple cool nights here in Conroe in the last couple of weeks, bees are finding their way into Conroe homes through small cracks in the foundation, vents, and windows. Bees will build their nest in that small space and then the Bees will become active when the temperatures drop into the 40’s at night.

Some Bees are very beneficial to the environment. Bees pollinate crops and flowers. Bees make delicious honey! Bees will not sting unless they feel threatened or you try to touch their hive. Bees are important but they are also becoming a problem to Conroe. Swarming Bees pose an extreme threat, as Bees will stop at nothing to protect their hive.

Bees are native to the Conroe area. Its wooded area and large bodies of water make Conroe, TX a huge attraction for Bees! The species of Bees causing problems this December are Africanized Bees.

Africanized Bees:

Africanized Bees got their name because they were cross bred with European Honey Bees by humans as a way to improve some of the bees traits such as honey production and gentleness.  In some areas, this cross breeding has been successful, but in some areas it has not. In those places where Africanized Bees have been introduced, they have developed a few different strategies for success over the more gentle European Honey Bees. Two key traits of Africanized Bees include: 1) They swarm more often 2) They will attack in mass if disturbed! Which presents a very dangerous and problematic situation.

Because of these two factors, Bees are causing a really big problem in Conroe this December. Bees in the wild swarm in order to increase their numbers. Bees have a very high mortality rate. Bees are killed in the wild or are eaten by predators such as wasps and hornets. When Bees swam, it is usually near their hive if they have one for safety purposes. In areas where Africanized Bees have been introduced, they will swarm much more often than European Honey Bees.

In addition to swarming much more often, Africanized Bees will also attack in mass when somebody disturbs them. This means that if you step on an Africanized Bee while roaming Conroe,TX , or if you disturb their hive, you can get attacked by hundreds of Bees. This can turn deadly.

How Do I Know If I Have Bees Living In My Home?

Bees are a bit difficult to identify within the home. Bees do not have nests per se, they usually take up residence in pre-existing holes or crevices. Look for bees flying in and out of an opening, especially if it is near a light. Bees may also build honeycombs inside the wall, making their presence known by being heard buzzing within the walls. Bees construct honeycombs consisting of hexagonal prisms made of beeswax. If you suspect that you have a bee problem, it is best to call CPL Pest Control to identify the species and help with removal. We have and use Thermal Infrared Technology to identify Bee Presence in between walls and other difficult to reach places.

How Can You Keep Bees Out Of Your Home?

You can help keep Bees out of your home this December by taking a few simple steps:

  • Make sure all of your windows and doors have screens on them to keep Bees from getting in.
  • If Bees are already in your home, call a professional to help get them out.
  • Do not try to remove Bees from their hive yourself, as you could get attacked.

Africanized Bees are dangerous, and should be avoided if at all possible.

What Should I Do If I Get Stung By a Bee?

If you get stung by a Bee, it is important to take a few steps in order to ensure your safety. Bees have barbed stingers, so when they sting you, the stinger stays in your skin. This means that Bees can’t sting you multiple times.

First, remove the stinger if you can. This can be done by scraping it out with a fingernail, or using tweezers if you have them. Bees will stop injecting venom to the sting if they are detached from their bodies. Next, clean the area to prevent infection. Bees have a toxin in their venom that can cause skin irritation. Finally, apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling. If you are experiencing any other symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, seek medical attention immediately. Bees can be dangerous, so it is important to know how to deal with them accordingly.

What Should I Do If Bees Are Becoming A Problem In My Home?

If you live in Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Houston, or anywhere in the Greater Houston area and you are experiencing problems with Bees, call the experts today! There is no need for you to deal with Bees during this Holiday season. We promise to over-exceed your expectations as we take care of your Bee problem. We know how to safely and properly eradicate your Bee Problem. Call us today for your FREE Consultation and Quote! Call 281-683-6737, as always, ask for Chris!

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