Safe Bee Removal in Venice and North Port Charlotte Florida

Although there has been much talk recently about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), contrary to media reports, here in Sarasota and Bradenton Florida honey bees are still showing a strong presence in the wild. With an estimated two-hundred feral bee colonies per acre, there is no shortage of wild bees in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties. Because of the high potential for local honey bees to be cross-bred with dangerous Africanized Bees (killer bees), the State of Florida recommends eradication of all nuisance bee colonies. Be cautious of any bee removal expert who intends to relocate the bees as they may be doing more harm than good. Although still legal, this practice potentially exposes more local bee colonies to this invasive threat.

Although you cannot see any differences without careful study, Africanized Bees differ from normal local North Port and Port Charlotte honey bees in two distinct ways. First, they “abscond” (swarm) much more frequently. Most honey bees will abandon a nest and relocate every few years. Africanized honey bees tend to relocate much more frequently than regular bees. This creates the potential to spread the Africanized tendencies to more native honey bee colonies. Secondly, Africanized bees are much more aggressive than their local counterparts. A small annoyance can result in a complete emptying of a nest with intent to kill. Killer bees can chase an individual for long distances so running is usually futile. All bees can be dangerous when provoked and can kill an individual who may be allergic to their sting. This condition is known as anaphylactic shock and can be deadly if not treated quickly.

How to deal with Africanized Bees: Don’t attempt to eradicate these bees on your own without the right protective gear or you will have a bad day! If you do come in contact with these bees be sure to get inside as soon as possible. A car or truck is a good refuge, and even if a few bees get in with you, this is still preferable to continued exposure. Contrary to popular folklore, don’t jump in a pool or under water as they will wait for extended times until you surface and continue their attack.

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Johnny Bugs is a skilled bee removal expert. With many years of experience dealing with these nuisance pests, we can handle the most difficult problems and protect you from potential danger. Call us today for a free no-hassle bee removal estimate. Johnny Bugs is the name you can trust for local pest and rodent control services in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Port Charlotte Florida. Call now: (941) 405-3080 or visit www.JohnnyBugs.com to learn more.