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SWARM OF BEES IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

SWARM OF BEES IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

 

The next series of subjects we are doing is individual pests and how they can affect our day-to-day lives in the Las Vegas Valley. Last week a swarm of bees escaped from a truck in North Las Vegas that prompted officials to put a nearby elementary school on lock down until the bees were under control.

swarm of bees on barn

This type of situation can happen in any neighborhood from Boulder City to Summerlin. Some streets in the neighborhood were closed off and residents urged to stay inside so they would not get bitten by the honeybees.

In this incident the North Las Vegas Fire Department was called in and they sprayed foam on the bees to scatter them. The firefighters were dressed in their bee mesh equipment to protect them from bee stings. A beekeeper was eventually called to assist the firefighters – the goal of this was to save as many of the bees as possible. The truck was reportedly heading to a farm in California to pollinate a crop, when the driver pulled over in the neighborhood to take a nap.

The sun heated up the bees, which were loosely enclosed in hives under a tarp, and when it became too hot they all began flying around.

If you encounter a bee hive on your property you should not try to handle the situation yourself – call a professional pest control company to remove it. Multiple bee stings can be very dangerous.Contact GLOBAL PEST SERVICES immediately at www.globalpestlasvegas.com or 702-657-0091 – our professional technicians have the training to safely remove the hive. Get a quote now!

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