Posts from May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013
Bees and wasps are just starting to make themselves obvious here in Loveland and throughout Northern Colorado. If you have them on your property, you have probably already seen a few buzzing around your flowers or your lawn. The biggest danger associated with these stinging insects is being stung by them and if you have someone in your home that has an allergy to bee stings or wasp stings, there’s a good chance you already know how to treat a sting. Someone that has a bee sting allergy usually carries an epinephrine pen, which is a quick shot of medicine to help alleviate the aftereffects of a sting so that person can high tail it to the nearest hospital. If you don’t have an allergy to bee or wasp stings, you may not be familiar with what you need to do should a family member get stung. Fortunately, not everyone needs to head to the nearest hospital after being stung by a bee, so here is what you should do after being stung by a stinging insect:
You have probably seen a bee’s nest before; they can often be found in the eaves of a home, or under decking, inside chimneys or even in trees. But have you ever seen a bee’s nest in the ground? Chances are you have not, because simply the fact that they’re in the ground makes them more difficult to see; but it’s true- bees and other stinging insects do nest in the ground! In fact, a very specific species of bee nests in the ground- this species includes digger bees, sweat bees and mining bees. But the nests that are in the ground here in Colorado that we need to be most concerned with are those of yellow jackets and wasps. Could you have these insects nesting on your property? Here are some signs to look for and what you can do to prevent stinging insects from nesting on your property.
It looks like the weather in Colorado is going to take a turn for the better. Although after our recent spring snowstorm, it’s hard to say for sure! There is one thing that our Loveland pest control professionals would like to share in regards to the warm weather. Increased temperatures mean more insects and when there is an abundance of insects around your home and property, you may start to notice spiders.