Posts Tagged ‘sting’
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.
I know you really want a straight up answer but nothing is ever so simple. It depends on the spider and scorpion: basic facts
- Both are venomous, they inject venom.
- Just like a bee sting – you could be allergic and die from just one bite or sting.
- Emperor scorpions – the ones they sell in pet stores, if they stung you it would be like a bee sting – again unless you’re allergic.
- Tarantula – even though they can be huge and scary, probably wouldn’t kill you. (Just for the record, if one got that close to me – that in itself could kill me).
- As I said lets do a little comparison – Black Widow spider versus Bark Scorpion. On average, four people in the U.S. die every year from spider bites and none of those deaths are caused by black widow spiders.Symptoms include five days of pain, muscle cramping, night sweats, incoherence and unusual delirium. There was a case in Colorado in 2011 where someone was possibly bitten by a black widow 19 times and died, but the coronor ruled it natural causes.