As Sydney moves into the warmer weather, bee populations become more widespread. This is particularly true for Sydney’s suburb Greystanes. Greystanes has undergone significant development in recent times, shifting to a highly populated family community. Increased development of houses has allowed for the construction of more gardens and local parks. Bees are attracted to heavily forested areas and gardens, making Greystanes a perfect home for these winged creatures.
Spot Bee Sting Symptoms
Over 20,000 species of bees are known throughout the world. Australia has about 1500 bee species, 200 of which you can find in Greystanes, Sydney. Bees go wherever there is flora and fauna, be it in the neighborhood park or the school yard. They are harmless when unprovoked. But to be on the safe side, you should be wary of these insects in your surroundings.
When bees sting, they would usually leave a sac of venom and their stinger in your skin. First thing you have to do is take out the stinger within 30 seconds to prevent more venom from seeping through. And then, cautiously take out the sac and stinger to avoid squeezing them, as more venom will get into you that way.
Mild symptoms to watch out for:
- pain and/or itchiness in the area that was stung
- a white spot indicating where the skin was punctured
- redness and slight swelling around the stung area
Steer Clear of Bee Poisoning
Bee poisoning is a condition where a single bee sting, due to the venom, causes a severe physical reaction. In scientific terms, it is referred to as apitoxin poisoning or apis virus poisoning. Apitoxin and apis virus are the technical names for the venom released by bees. This condition requires medical attention as soon as possible.
In general, bee stings only cause mild reactions. However, it can be extremely dangerous to people who are allergic to their venom. If left untreated for too long, it can even be life-threatening. This is specially the case for those who get stung by the European honey bee.
In fact, it has been reported that allergies to honey bee venom are responsible for more deaths than sharks, spiders or snakes separately every year. It has been found that less than three per cent of Australians are allergic to bee venom.
Tell-tale signs of bee poisoning:
- abdominal cramping and diarrhea
- decrease in blood pressure
- difficulty in breathing or swallowing
- dizziness, fainting or loss of consciousness
- flushed or pale skin
- nausea and vomiting
- rapid or weak heart rate
- swelling of the throat, face, and lips
- weak or rapid heart rate
Call on Masters Pest Control Sydney
At Masters Pest Control Sydney, we have a team of experts to help you with all your pest management issues in Greystanes. Our knowledge, skills, and expertise are unmatched across all of Sydney. In total, our team has decades’ worth of experience in the industry.
Pest control is what we do best. Professionally trained, we are insured and licenced in all areas of residential and commercial fumigation. The bee management methods we apply are non-hazardous and pesticide-free. Our company is one of the few in the area that provides eco-friendly treatments that are child and pet-friendly.
If you want a complete pest solution that protects your family from any harmful effects, we are the ones to call. And if you think your property might be dealing with infestation, we can get to the bottom of it. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or request for more information about what we can do for your Greystanes property.
Call us (02) 8007 4666 for Bees services Greystanes!