If you are like most people and spend lots of your time outdoors especially in the summer then you have probably had some run ins with bees. Bees are a great part of the ecosystem and are necessary to keep plants alive as well as they produce food for people. The honey that some species of bees produce is used to eat, cook with and even for medicinal purposes. The bee population is under attack and many pest control companies recommend relocation rather than extermination. This is the practice of taking the entire hive from one spot to another location that is safer for the bees. The colony many times will follow the hive and stay with it and the queen. This is a great practice and keeps the bees alive and the people around safe from stings. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines ways you can prevent a bee from stinging you.
Are Bees Attracted to Floral Perfume?
If you want to keep bees from coming in close to see what you are, then don’t lure them in. You may not even realize it but you are attracting them with your lotions, perfume, cologne and oils that you probably didn’t even think twice about putting on. If you are going to an area that you know you are going to have the potential of bee interaction you want to keep away from your smelly lotions and sprays. You can go with fragrance free options in these circumstances instead to prevent a possible sting.
What Color are Bees Most & Least Attracted To?
You can also be attracting bees with what you are wearing. A bee is naturally attracted to bright colors that mimic the colors of the flowers. If you have ever seen a bee keeper they wear white jumpsuits when working with bees. To better your chances of a bee passing you by you want to stick to light colors such as white and khaki.
What Food Attracts Bees the Most?
Bees have been known to go into a can of soda to get a drink. The sugary foods and drinks are very attractive to bees and they will come on over to see what it is and try and get a taste. This can be dangerous so be careful to check your drink before you take a swig so that you don’t take a bee in your mouth too. If you are out on a picnic of activity with food stay away from really sugary foods and drinks if you want to keep bees away from you and your guests.
What Do You Do if a Bee Lands on You?
If you are outdoors in the natural habitat of a bee you might come across one or more. The best thing that you can do is to stay still if you have one come by to check you out. A bee does not want to sting anyone and will come in to check out the area and fly away. If you start to panic and swing your arms around and smack at it you are going to scare the bee and that can lead to a sting.
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If you have bees that need to be relocated, call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today. We can come out to your premises and determine what species of stinging insect you are dealing with … and if we confirm it is bees, we can recommend a local beekeeper to safely relocate them.