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During the spring the first bee plagues appear; The question arises about how to eliminate bees at home or in an establishment. However, it is strictly forbidden to kill them, as they are protected specimens. Unlike wasps, it is permissible to eliminate a nest with domestic products or with the application of treatments for pest control professionals.Both insects, although at first sight, they may look similar, are very different in appearance physical, feeding, nest and even in the bite. Below we indicate the main differences between wasps and bees. It is necessary to identify the type of insect when we need to eliminate a nest of wasps or bees; since these second ones cannot be removed, while pest control professionals can remove the first things.HIGIA’s pest control technicians are experts in the removal of honeycombs. We offer coverage throughout the country, and we make budgets for free and without commitment, tailored to customers.How are the bees?The bee has a hairy appearance of brown, more or less dark, and golden, not bright yellow. They present a slight narrowing of the abdomen and thorax, but it is practically imperceptible, unlike the wasps, which do show a clear separation.The bee dies when it bites because during the action the abdominal tissue is torn. Perhaps that is why they are not aggressive unless they see the need to defend themselves. They live in a community inbuilt swarms composed of wax.They only eat nectar, except for the queen who consumes royal jelly. During the feeding process, they pollinate the flowers. Bees are the best pollinators and produce honey. Therefore, they are protected specimens.How are the wasps?The wasps have a black or dark brown and yellow stripes appearance, generally striking. A distinguishing feature is its “waist,” which separates the thorax and abdomen through a narrow area. They are also larger than bees.Most are omnivorous, consume vegetable matter and carrion. For this, they have powerful jaws with which to devour their prey. Although some species only feed on nectar during their adult phase.Wasp stings are more frequent because they do not put their lives at risk. So unlike bees, wasps can sting as many times as they wish. These insects use the sting, part of their reproductive system. The combs are constructed of clay.How to remove a swarm of bees?The nest of bees is usually formed in early spring, when they are more active, after the great flowering. Here they breed, breed new queens to sustain the species.In case you are questioning how to remove a swarm of bees, you should know that it is forbidden to kill them. The first measure is to avoid its manipulation; as well as to maintain a safe distance. Contact civil protection or firefighters to manage their withdrawal, who will send a beekeeper to remove the nest. It should be done by a professional because these insects are protected, and its extinction is prohibited. They extract the swarm with the bees and relocate them to another area that is comfortable for them and the individuals around them.However, when the nest is a honeycomb, the specimens can be exterminated. Pest control professionals offer the service, such as the company HIGIA. It is not recommended to remove the comb by amateurs, since the angry wasps will attack and the pecking can bring severe problems, especially of anaphylaxis.Ask for a free estimate without the commitment to eliminate combs in the home or establishment. Do not perform the disinsection task without the knowledge or appropriate products.Why do swarms tend to be located in urban areas?More often, bees choose urban or suburban areas to locate swarms. The reasons may be the following:In the field, there are monocultures, treated with pesticides, from which the insects flee.There are fewer and fewer square meters of forest available for bees, due to the felling of trees.The parks and gardens of the cities present a variety of flowers and trees free of toxic products.In the cities, there are available nooks (roofs, slots, windows, etc.) to shelter and make their nest.What law protects bees?Bees are a fundamental part of our biodiversity that has led to the protection of the species. We distinguish two fractions between the legislative framework involved:The wild portion of the honey bee. Very scarce and threatened.The domestic fraction of the species.The legal management of the security of the free part of bee is defined in the regulations 42/2007, of December 13, of the Natural Heritage and of the Biodiversity, protected by the general protection regime established in article 52.3 for all fauna wild, refers to the native fraction of the honeybee by means of the prohibition of killing, disturbing or intentionally disturbing wild animals, regardless of the biological cycle in which they are found and the method used. Therefore, and according to the legislation stated, it is not possible to capture, retain, destroy or damage the nests, hatchlings or eggs of these animals. Likewise, the possession, transport, and traffic of specimens, alive, dead or residual, is considered.The regulation that addresses the domestic fraction of the species is Law 42/2007, precisely in the third additional provision, letter “c.” To do this, we must take into account the standard 8/2003, article 3.2, which defines the production fraction of the species.To this normative framework, Royal Decree 479/2004, Annex I, which regulates the production animal holdings and, therefore, the bees used for beekeeping, must be added. Likewise, Royal Decree 209/2002 that establishes the rules for the management of beekeeping operations.However, killing wasps is lawful and easier. Contact insect control experts who will solve the problem quickly and successfully.

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