IRVING — This One Will Have You Buzzing.
More than 100,000 bees were removed from an Irving home Thursday.
Don’t worry folks. They didn’t spray them with pesticide to remove them.
“First, we go in there and give them a little smoke to calm them down. That helps block communication. They communicate with pheromones,” Randall Kennedy with DFWWildlife.com explained.
“The queen controls all that, so if you can block her communication a little bit, she can’t tell them to attack you as much.”
The wildlife control experts used a saw to cut open the roof and retrieve the hive. Then they put the bees in a sealed tank.
“So, they’re safe in there and we relocate them. The bees that are left over, we are going to use a bee vac and vacuum all the remaining bees so we can take them with us as well,” Kennedy told NewsFix.
The bees will be relocated back in the wild, which is super important since they’ve been dying off from Colony Collapse Disorder. We need them to pollinate our crops.
“It is very important to save the bees and not use pesticides,” Kennedy explained. “Pesticides will not only take out this colony, it will take out other colonies. Robber bees will come and take that pesticide to their colonies. We have a colony collapse problem. We really need these bees to sustain our life as well.”
Woo, glad we don’t have to do their job.
“We go into 150 degree attics. We crawl underneath houses with rattlesnake dens. We’re in danger all the time. We get stung. We get hurt. We get sick. It’s a dangerous job,” Kennedy said. “I think it’s one of the most dangerous jobs there is.”
No kidding!! Yikes!!
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