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Old 03-28-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Most swarms will not stay on your property long enough from them to build a nest. We have gone to several sights within an hour of the report and the bees are gone.

Yes, check you property if you see any then call an exterminator, or a company that specializes in Bee removal if you do not feel comfortable to have the bees killed.

If you see a bee here or there on your property watch where they go, they can build a nest inside you home from an outside crack and you will not know that they are doing it until it is too late.

Our company does not do jobs like that, due to the liability of having to tear apart a home. You have to make sure that all the honey is taken out. The home can attract bees up to five miles away, who are looking to relocate their colony.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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In the link you provided, there were only 2 reports of bee attacks in Nevada. One was in March 2009 (the one of subject in this thread), the other in July 2007.

That's over 2 years and only 2 attacks in a city of 600,000. Both were provoked - a man hitting a nest with his backhoe and a woman opening up a wall that had thousands of bees.

How do you avoid this? Inspect your property for bee nests. You see one and call the city to have it removed. You see a swarm? Go inside. People are making this way too complicated and trying to scare others.
There have been more than two attacks, there have been a few others. One was an old lady walking down the street and accidentally passed too close to a hive. She was stung many times, and they found her sitting on the curb in a daze. There have also been reports of dogs being killed. But it's true that most of the time bees won't bother you unless one happens to land on you and you scare it. That's usually the way I've been stung several times, but it was always just one bee. It hurts but it's no big deal. Scrape out the stinger the way you would a splinter.

When bees swarm they are looking for a place to build a hive, and they will stop to rest, like in a tree or something, then they move on. They only attack to protect a hive. Swarming bees don't have anything to protect so they don't attack. My point before was that most swarms in the Valley are being treated as African bees just for safety's sake, and although they are just swarming and not guarding a hive, they are being killed by exterminators if they get there before the bees take off again; and hives are treated the same way. That's a shame given that bees are becoming endangered, but what do you do? I've had three neighbors, one twice, who found hives on their property very recently. Two had exterminators come out, and the one that found two hives took care of them himself. Obviously they weren't killer bees. And I was walking in the park one day when an exterminator was killing a hive next to the path, and he didn't even bother to warn people walking by that he was stirring bees up. But don't bother calling the city about bees. They will only tell you to call an exterminator or stay away from them.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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In the link you provided, there were only 2 reports of bee attacks in Nevada. One was in March 2009 (the one of subject in this thread), the other in July 2007.

That's over 2 years and only 2 attacks in a city of 600,000. Both were provoked - a man hitting a nest with his backhoe and a woman opening up a wall that had thousands of bees.

How do you avoid this? Inspect your property for bee nests. You see one and call the city to have it removed. You see a swarm? Go inside. People are making this way too complicated and trying to scare others.
Not trying to scare anyone, but there have been more than two attacks; there have been a few others. One was an old lady walking down the street and accidentally passed too close to a hive. She was stung many times, and they found her sitting on the curb in a daze. There have also been reports of dogs being killed. But it's true that most of the time bees won't bother you unless one happens to land on you and you scare it. That's usually the way I've been stung several times, but it was always just one bee. It hurts but it's no big deal. Scrape out the stinger the way you would a splinter.

When bees swarm they are looking for a place to build a hive, and they will stop to rest, like in a tree or something, then they move on. They only attack to protect a hive. Swarming bees don't have anything to protect so they don't attack. My point before was that most swarms in the Valley are being treated as African bees just for safety's sake, and although they are just swarming and not guarding a hive, they are being killed by exterminators if they get there before the bees take off again; and hives are treated the same way. That's a shame given that bees are becoming endangered, but what do you do? I've had three neighbors, one twice, who found hives on their property very recently. Two had exterminators come out, and the one that found two hives took care of them himself. Obviously they weren't killer bees. And I was walking in the park one day when an exterminator was killing a hive next to the path, and he didn't even bother to warn people walking by that he was stirring bees up. But don't bother calling the city about bees. They will only tell you to call an exterminator or stay away from them.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Alcohol is a wonderful attractant for odd creatures. Without alcohol one would not lay a drainage ditch.

My favorite is the Brown Recluse Spider bite. I won't say there are none here...but apparently they get reported well past the possiblity of an imported brown recluse as they don't live here successfully.

Rumored to be the Emergency Room diagnosis for any insect bite not identifiable.


I have seen on one occassion what I think may have been sidewinder sign. But the dog does not miss much. And he missed them too.

A the brown Recluse or any spider, the number 1 indicator that it's an infected IV recreational pharmaceutical incident (wish we had an eye role emoticon).

We do have black widows here. Saw one in the garage right after we moved in. Ah well we're stimulating the economy one exterminator visit a month
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Last night my computer was telling me it couldn't post the above. I thought my modem was offline. Now I see it poted twice, before and after I made corections and addiotions. Oh well, mind of it's own I guess.
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