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  • Swarming season for Africanized Honeybees is April through July, with a peak period May through June.
  • Residents may see clusters of bees on trees, shrubbery or various objects.
  • If you see any of the above, contact Vector Control 826-4622 to respond to the bee swarms and destroy them.


What You Should Know About Africanized Honey Bees

  • Established colonies of bees may be found in various structures including houses.
  • Colonies are extremely dangerous and residents should seek professional help in destroying the bees.
  • Vector Control can assist homeowners in the assessment of the problem and in limited cases will destroy them.


Prevention of Problems

  • Inspect your property before doing yard work.
  • If you find a colony of bees, stay away from them. Do not operate machinery and keep children and animals away from the area.
  • Animals should not be restrained in the vicinity of the colony.
  • Children should be supervised when playing.
  • Parents should make sure children know about honeybees and what they should do if attacked.
  • Neighbors should also be informed when a colony is located.


If Attacked by Bees

  • Immediately seek shelter. Cover your head and body if possible while you are running away from the bees.
  • If you experience any reaction such as hives, dizziness, or nausea, seek emergency medical attention.
  • If you are uncertain of your allergy status to honeybees, you should consult your physician.