Anaheim is the second largest city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Anaheim is known for its sports teams, world famous theme parks and the largest convention center on the West Coast. Founded in 1857 and incorporated on February 10, 1870, as the second city in Los Angeles County, the city of Anaheim grew into an industrial center, manufacturing aircraft parts, electronics and canned fruit. The name of the city is an interesting blend of “Ana”, after “Santa Ana River” and “heim” meaning “home” in German.
During the last several years, Anaheim has faced a serious invasion of Africanized honeybees that have proven truly troublesome to the local residents. Other than that, European honeybees, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and a number of other kinds of bees have caused considerable damage to the people living in Anaheim. These bees are not only dangerous, but also can attack you any time without provocation. The Africanized bees were first discovered in South Texas. From there, they spread across the Deep South and have been become a growing menace in Anaheim over the last several years. These are aggressive bees and care needs to be taken while eliminating and controlling them in this region of California.
According to a survey, 26 species of bumblebees assist in pollinating plants – remember, they have a role to play in our ecology – in Anaheim area. They are not typically aggressive; however, bee removal can be a challenging task with the wasp family of bees consisting of paper wasps, yellow jackets and all kinds of hornets, troubling the local residents. It is estimated that the number of bees in a new beehive in Anaheim could be anywhere from just 1 to as many as 5,000 – sometimes 10,000 plus. If you accidentally disturb a beehive, you could be easily attacked by a swarm of thousands of bees and bee sting is that last thing anyone would wish for! Some bees are more hostile than others and can easily swarm or sting in the event their hive is endangered, or if somebody gets too close to their hive. If you notice a beehive in your neighborhood, please contact an expert bee removal Anaheim service to solve your bee menace.
Here are a few bee removal tips for Anaheim residents:
- First, remember to wear layered clothes. Keep your body fully covered with long-sleeved shirt, trousers, socks, shoes, gloves, scarf, hat, facemask and all.
- Spray the bees with an insecticide meant for bees and not the regular household one. Spray liberally at the entrance of the beehive and on the hive to exterminate the bees going in and coming out of the hive.
- When you are sure that most of the bees have been exterminated, you may puff some smoke around the beehive area to kill the remaining bees, even those that return to the hive after their day’s work! Take care there are no inflammable objects nearby when you burn the area around the beehive.
- Once you are certain all the bees have been killed, remove the hive, throw it far away or better still, burn it fully.
If you are not confident of doing the task yourself, get in touch with a reputable bee removal company – after consulting your friends and neighbors – and put an end to the bee menace for good.
David Marder is the owner of Bee Busters, Inc., dedicated to safe bee removal. He traveled extensively around the world to study these pollinating creatures. David is still an avid beekeeper and keeps a couple of hundred domestic hives in the Southern California Area.
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