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The secret to success for scorpion control is the determination and fortitude to persevere. Here in Arizona bark scorpions can pack a good little sting, so its important to endeavor to control. What are the keys:
- Pest Control – I suggest monthly.
- Black-lighting to track them down.
- Home seal your home.
Did you know Africanized Honeybees swarm 30 more often than the European Honeybees? Spring has sprung and we are getting calls, here are a few tips:
- Don’t Panic when they decide to swarm on a tree, bush or fence. Its nature way of reproduction.
- Leave them alone, they will probably move on.
- When they swarm they take in as much honey as they can, this tends to make them a little more docile. They are not defending a hive yet, but that doesn';t mean that they won’t sting. Use caution and Bee Safe.
Loud noises or vibrations, sometimes just the smell – maybe aftershave or cologne and for sure don’t throw things. Here is some information from WikiHow at http://www.wikihow.com/Escape-from-Killer-Bees with pictures.
An incident this last week in Tucson can remind us of the dangers that surround us. Children at an early stage should be instructed in what is good and what is bed in nature. That is one reason why Dr. Bug teaches a class at the Chandler Environmental Education Center.
We all need to bee aware in Arizona and pretty much all of the South U.S. This is an example of why, this picture is a water meter box and if you look close you will see honeybees going in and out of the entrance . What would happen if children were playing and ran across the lid, or fell on the meter box?
What would happen if you decided to check your water meter box and lifted the lid without seeing the bees, catastrophe well maybe? So please see the checklist below and use caution in and around your home!
- Check your home monthly especially in the Spring and Fall, check eaves and roof-line.
- Check your property, sheds and storage.
- Keep an eye out for meter boxes or electrical boxes.
- If a swarm enters your property and alights on a tree branch, wait – they may move. If they go to and from your home, then it is time to call.
- Remember bees don’t know a dog house from a tree.
- Remember if you decide to treat, you can’t call the bees back once they are excited and upset.