bees

BEES

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently classified by the unranked taxon name Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

They are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bees, like ants, are a specialized form of wasp. The ancestors of bees were wasps in the family Crabronidae, and therefore predators of other insects.

BEES IN NEVADA

Most Bees found in Nevada are the hard working types who much prefer the tasks of their simple labor than flying around looking for people to intimidate. Having their work interrupted or their flight path blocked by a hysterical human swatting away like a crazy person is not their idea of a good time, and may frighten or irritate them into stinging whoever is doing the swatting. The most common stinging bee in Nevada is the honey bee, introduced into this country from Europe in the 17th century. Its stinger, which resembles a hypodermic needle with barbs, is used to inject a mixture of alkali venom and acid into the skin. The alkali venom contains several kinds of proteins and enzymes which are believed to cause allergic reactions of varying degrees in humans. When stung by a bee, the stinger should be removed as quickly as possible, but removing it improperly will make the sting worse, The proper way is to scrape the stinger out with a clean fingernail or knife. Pulling or squeezing the stinger will only pump more venom into the wound, as the bee parts containing the venom are left attached to the stinger after it tears itself free. The sting area should be cleaned with soap and water, or with an antiseptic. For people known to have severe reactions who are stung on the arms or legs, consult a medical professional immediately.

In the past few years, a small number of Africanized “killer bees” have been found in southern Nevada, having migrated from Brazil. Because of cross-breeding in South America, they are now known as Brazilian honey bees. Killer bees are still dangerous despite the new name, They will attack anything moving within 100 yards of their nest without provocation, and will chase a running target much farther than less excitable varieties of bees. In appearance, killer bees resemble any other honey bee. It’s their attitude that sets them apart. They are now a major problem in Nevada. They are affected by the type of clothing people wear. for some reason, rough and dark clothing of wool or leather irritates them, which is why professional beekeepers wear light-colored, smooth textured clothes when tending their hives. Some perfumes and colognes also aggravate bees, which will attack a moving target faster than they will an immobile one. Running or swatting at them only increases the chances of a sting. So when a bee draws near, try to relax. It will probably lose interest in you once it finds out you are not a gladiola or an enemy.

BEE CONTROL AND BEE HIVE REMOVAL

At Rebel we will first come out and inspect the area and make sure that we can take care of the bee hive or the bees. Most of time with residential problems we are able to take care of the problem right after we inspect. If the bee hive is in your home, most of the time it would be in a basement or attic you don’t have to do much but avoid the area. No reason to excite the bees. We have all the tools and equipment to take care of most bee jobs.

Rebel would like you to know that no matter which service you select we stand by our employees and the services they provide so you can rest assured that the job will be done right the first time, every time. Rebel Pest Control offers a wide range of Guarantees varying from service to service. If you have any questions regarding these or any other service(s) provided by Rebel Pest Control please feel free to visit the “Contact Us” page to email or call and one of our highly trained professionals will be glad to assist you.

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