The sting of a honeybee is painful. Africanized are the most aggressive in attitude and numbers, but Western will attack to defend their hive. The stinger and venom sack stay in the victim and continue injecting the irritant.
Honey Bee Behavior Facts
Honeybees make large hives for their large colonies. This is accomplished by multiple production methods and coordination. Workers produce wax to build cell walls which make a comb. These house honey and developing young.
Honeybee colonies are complex social structures. A queen produces around 1,000 eggs per day. She determines their sex and class. When large enough, she allows other queens and will compete against them for control.
Honeybee hives are an active city. The queen coordinates all activities and the many workers perform them. Pollen and nectar are two key ingredients that feed the colony and make honey. A hive, also, houses developing young.
The honeybees dance is a method of communication. Its performed by a worker or scout bee for others in the nest. Movements in the dance tell of the food found, its distance from the hive, and direction relative to the sun.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.