You may start hearing the buzzing sound in the air as the weather warms up. If the pets are unaware of the dangerous bees, they will often chase them and try to catch them in their mouth. The bee stings not only cause pain (sometimes a life-threatening reaction), but also creates the psychological fear of the bees.
So, without much ado, let’s learn some tips and tricks to keep your pet safe:
- Catch the hives while still small by checking your house and yard in spring/early summer. The beehives are found around the small holes in your lawn, on walls, under the eaves and bushes. To prevent your pet, find these nests early. To remove these nests, use a mixture of soap and water. Similarly, there are other methods to flush out the nests, but the bottom line is: START SEARCHING NOW!
- To save your pet’s life, always keep Benadryl tablets in your first aid. Consult your pet’s vet doctor to discuss the dosage pattern.
- You may start running if a swarm of bees chases you because your pet has disturbed the beehive. Pick up your pet and start running as far as you can. Also, try to protect yours as well as your pet’s face. Try to run in the wind direction as it will inhibit the bee’s flight. The bees can hover over the water waiting for you, so avoid running into the water. Keep running until certain bees have retreated.
- It can be incredibly a frightening experience if a swarm of bees has stung your pet. They may leap and cry out loudly. The pets may start rubbing their face or lick their legs or sometimes bite at the site. Consider an immediate trip to the vet if your pet shows some swelling. Observe your pet for around thirty minutes as most of the signs get presented in the first thirty minutes itself. Some pets are okay with a single bee sting but get into a psychological fear after a bee stings multiple times. Consult your vet doctor immediately if your pet is allergic to bee stings.
- It is advisable to check the area for a stinger and scrape off the stinger if your pet is stung but not showing any reactions.
- Do not use tweezers to remove the stings as they may release more venom. Use a cold pack to reduce inflammation and soothes the pain. Finally, monitor your pet and take it to the vet, if necessary.
While the above methods cure only a mild bee sting, it is advisable to consult the vet doctor to get a detailed proper treatment. The above treatment will cost you nothing, but they are not 100% effective.
Apart from consulting a vet doctor, if you are having a constant issue with bees around your home, you can call expert pest control professionals. They are technicians and able to locate the beehives nests around your home and remove them safely. These experts will provide a customized plan for the removal of beehives safely.