Bees are helpful insects which pollinate crops and produce honey. However, when you’re stung, it’s hard to see them as “helpful”. In fact, stings hurt!
If bees or other stinging pests are constant guests in your backyard barbeque, here are seven ways to help keep bees away from you.
- Wear shoes.
- Over seed your lawn.
- Paint or stain untreated wood.
- Keep your garbage cans covered so bees are not attracted to them and you!
- Don't swat away the bugs - they'll get angry!
- Avoid sweet-scented perfumes.
- Make sure your window screens have no holes.
Ouch! Get Rid of that Stinger
A stinger can be removed using a straight edged object. The Federal Food and Drug Administration suggests using a credit card. If you use tweezers, you may squeeze more venom into yourself! Clean your sting with soap and water to avoid infection. You can avoid swelling by applying ice. Seek medical attention if the area becomes infected. Someone who is infected can develop a fever and the redness/soreness will increase.
To remain safe, contact a professional pest control companies to remove any hives or nests. On Long Island, Suburban Exterminating is happy to help you!