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What Attracts Bees To You In Scottsdale?

Bees are constantly on the search for the sweet, nectar-filled flowers that Scottsdale has to offer. This means that if your yard is plentiful with these opportunities, you may find yourself with a bee or swarm of bees attracted to you. While food is their primary goal, bees may commonly mistake sweet food or sweet personal products as food, so your hygiene products might be the culprit for why bees are following you around. Simple things like the kind of haircare you use or the way you wash and dry your clothes may be appealing to these pests. It’s also possible that your wardrobe choices are what’s causing a flurry of bees around you. They can very easily get confused by flashy patterns, floral prints, and bright colors and think that you’re their food.

At Green Home Pest Control, we work to protect you from the harms that bees can be responsible for. We take an eco-conscious approach to this work by treating bees humanely and using plant-based products to treat your property. For more information on bee control, contact us today.

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What Can You Do To Protect Yourself From Bees In Scottsdale?

Getting stung by a bee in Scottsdale can easily happen while enjoying time outside when the temperatures begin to warm up. In order to protect yourself from the potential harm that a sting can bring, try these tips:

  • Avoid wearing floral patterned clothing or items with big prints and bright colors. 

  • Cover your body with as much clothing as possible, opting for long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

  • Opt for unscented hygiene products like laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, and hair styling aids. It’s also key to skip the perfume. 

  • Don’t move too quickly if a bee is moving around you, as this may startle them further. 

  • Stay away from gardens and fruit trees. 

  • Do not disturb a nest or hive. 

  • Limit commotion on your property if you know that there is an active hive. 

  • Work with a pest control professional for seasonal bee control services. 

At Green Home Pest Control, we provide homeowners with reliable bee care in order to keep you safe while also humanely preserving the species. Our methods begin with property assessments to determine the location and size of the colony. From there, we customize a treatment plan based on your needs, which may involve hive relocation or removal, construction, and education on methods of future prevention. To learn more about bee prevention, contact us today.

How To Treat A Bee Sting In Scottsdale

Bee stings are an unfortunate part of life in Scottsdale, and with infestations running amok on properties, running into bees is nearly inevitable. For individuals who get stung by a bee, try to follow these steps:

  1. If possible, try to remove the stinger in its entirety. If the stinger is located below the skin’s surface, don’t attempt to. 

  2. Wash the sting site with soap and water. 

  3. Apply an ice pack or a cold compress to the affected area. 

  4. Use a hydrocortisone cream to limit swelling, irritation, and itchiness. 

  5. Take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen. 

  6. Whatever happens, absolutely no scratching. 

  7. Monitor yourself for symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, like swelling of the lips, eyes, and face, or muscle aches, nausea, fever, chills, and vomiting. If any of these persist, seek professional medical advice. 

To avoid situations like these, work with the professionals at Green Home Pest Control. We provide the safe removal of bees' nests and reparations of the damage that this might leave. Similarly, we are able to relocate hives as well as honeycombs to bee rescue. We also work with homeowners to take proactive steps toward preventing these issues in the future. For more information on bee protection, contact us today.

Gentle Pest Control For Bee Removal In Scottsdale

When it comes to deciding what to do about bees, homeowners in Scottsdale have a lot of options. At Green Home Pest Control, we’re focused on offering the most gentle, eco-conscious bee removal in town. With more than 30 years of experience providing this type of service, we are the team that locals turn to for the best solutions. As a family-owned business, we put responsibility and safety at the forefront of everything that we do. Bee removal is best left to our professional technicians, lest homeowners injure themselves in the process.

We always begin by offering a comprehensive property assessment during which point we’re looking to understand where the bee activity is, how large it is, and what factors around your property could be feeding it. From there, we use environmentally sound products and methods for removal that will not cause harm to the bees. With a focus on humane practices, we’ll remove an entire infestation. We even offer bee rescue, relocation, construction and reparative services, as well as honeycomb removal and cleanup. Our technicians may also work with homeowners to make recommendations to prevent future issues. To learn more about gentle bee removal, contact us today.

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