Dangers of a Beehive in Your Backyard

Bees at the beehive.

Bees at the beehive.

Bees are a common insect found throughout the Tucson area, often creating beehives in and around human structures. Although bees play an important role in the ecosystem, the presence of a hive near your home is cause for concern. If you discover a beehive in your backyard, contact a pest control professional immediately to handle the situation properly.

Stings

The most obvious danger of a beehive in your backyard is the potential for stings. While most bees are not aggressive by nature, all bees are more likely to sting when they feel threatened. The closer a beehive is to the areas where you, your family, or your pets are normally active, the greater the risk for stings, as bees are also more likely to sting if they feel their home is under attack. If you or a family member is allergic to bee stings, such stings carry an additional potential risk that should be eliminated with the help of a pest control professional as quickly as possible.

Second Hive

Even if you don’t feel threatened by a beehive in your yard, allowing the hive to remain can put your home at risk. Bee colonies will occasionally split, allowing a smaller swarm to move off in search of a new home. If that swarm finds refuge in your house, you could soon have a beehive inside your home, rather than outside it. A beehive in your home presents an even greater risk of stings, as well as posing a fire hazard if the hive is located near a heat source, such as HVAC equipment or a chimney. Once you have a beehive in your home, bee removal will also be more complicated and potentially more costly as well.

Essential Pest Control can help you handle a beehive on your property with prompt and professional bee control services in Tucson. You can find out more about our residential pest control solutions on the web, or by calling (520) 886-3029 for a free consultation.

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